physiology
Bear Study Breaks Down
Bear Study Breaks Down
Kerry Grens | Sep 2, 2015
Authors retract a paper on grizzlies’ metabolism after finding one person made up data.
Dr. Hearing
Dr. Hearing
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2015
James Hudspeth talks brain processing and hearing in this video from Rockefeller University.
Huh?
Huh?
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2015
Hearing loss can occur for a variety of reasons, and sometimes more than one.
Burn Victims Produce Brown Fat
Burn Victims Produce Brown Fat
Kerry Grens | Aug 7, 2015
Following extreme trauma, patients’ adipose samples have revealed—for the first time in humans—that white fat can be converted into energy-burning brown fat.
Rethinking Lymphatic Development
Rethinking Lymphatic Development
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 1, 2015
Four studies identify alternative origins for cells of the developing lymphatic system, challenging the long-standing view that they all come from veins.
Bone Marrow Makes New Fat Cells
Bone Marrow Makes New Fat Cells
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 16, 2015
The origins of adipocytes have been hotly debated, but a human study supports the idea that the bone marrow takes part. 
Calorie-Restricted Yeast Live Longer
Calorie-Restricted Yeast Live Longer
Kerry Grens | Jul 14, 2015
Calorie restriction in the organism extends lifespan, supporting a long-standing view that had been challenged by a study published last year.
Week in Review: June 29–July 3
Week in Review: June 29–July 3
Jef Akst | Jul 3, 2015
Sex differences in processing pain; clue in flu vaccine–narcolepsy link found; early antibiotic use affects the gut microbiome; lizard sex determined by genes, then temperature
High-Flying Ducks
High-Flying Ducks
Sarah Hewitt | Jul 1, 2015
Five species of waterfowl have evolved a variety of adaptations to adjust to the high altitude of South America’s Lake Titicaca.
Warm-Blooded Fish
Warm-Blooded Fish
Bob Grant | May 15, 2015
The opah, or moonfish, is a deep-sea fish that regulates its body temperature more like a mammal than any of its finned kin, researchers have determined.