public health, developmental biology
Milk: Does It Really Do a Body Good?
Bob Grant | Oct 21, 2011
The claim that drinking three glasses of milk per day confers cardiovascular benefits has been withdrawn from a year-old press release issued by a Dutch research institute.
Protection for Big-Screen Virus
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 19, 2011
Researchers find an antibody that may protect against a virus similar to the one featured in the movie Contagion.
Behavior Brief
Jef Akst | Oct 17, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Book Excerpt from Future Science: Essays From the Cutting Edge
Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer | Oct 1, 2011
In an essay entitled "Nurture, Nature, and the Stress That is Life," neurobiologists Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer envision a future where science moves past the nature vs. nurture debate in considering differences in human behavioral responses to stress.
Beyond Nature vs. Nurture
Darlene Francis and Daniela Kaufer | Oct 1, 2011
Researchers studying differences in how individuals respond to stress are finding that genes are malleable and environments can be deterministic.
Charting Drug-Resistant Bugs
Sabrina Richards | Sep 21, 2011
An interactive online map can help researchers track the spread of antibiotic resistant microbes.
Contagion: Science Fact?
Tia Ghose | Sep 16, 2011
Soderbergh’s new pandemic thriller gets a lot of the science right, but does contain a few unlikely details.
Same School, New Infection?
Sabrina Richards | Sep 14, 2011
For the second time in two years, a University of Chicago researcher falls ill to a laboratory-acquired infection.
The Toll of 9/11
Tia Ghose | Sep 11, 2011
People exposed to the dust cloud from the World Trade Center collapse still suffer from health problems.
Tobacco Company Versus Academia
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 6, 2011
The makers of Marlboro cigarettes are asking researchers at a Scottish university to disclose data on children’s thoughts on tobacco marketing.