settlers, immunology, evolution, developmental biology
Ancient Jelly Simplifies Animal Tree?
Sabrina Richards | Sep 9, 2011
A newly discovered fossil of a nearly 600-million-year-old comb jelly ancestor may call for scientists to rethink early animal evolution.
The Mosaic Pre-Man
Rachel Nuwer and Sabrina Richards | Sep 8, 2011
Newly excavated Australopithecus sediba fossils exhibit a mixture of primitive and more modern features.
Hypoallergenic Dogs Overhyped?
Bob Grant | Sep 6, 2011
A study finds that homes with dogs billed as hypoallergenic harbor just as many allergens as those housing other breeds.
Genetics Paper Retracted
Jessica P. Johnson | Sep 2, 2011
Due to statistical errors, a Science paper claiming that mutation is responsible for genetic variation is retracted.
What Causes Alzheimer’s?
W. Sue T. Griffin | Sep 1, 2011
Researchers and pharma companies have tried to attack this disease by reducing amyloid plaques, but inflammation may be the real culprit.
Octophilosophy
Katherine Bagley | Sep 1, 2011
When it comes to studying cephalopod brains and behavior, it helps to have a philosopher around.
Amoebae Get Organized
Richard P. Grant | Sep 1, 2011
Editor’s Choice in Developmental Biology
Corina Tarnita: The Ant Mathematician
Jessica P. Johnson | Sep 1, 2011
Junior Fellow, Harvard Society of Fellows, Harvard University. Age: 28
Beyond Expectation
Karen Hopkin | Sep 1, 2011
Philippa “Pippa” Marrack has made some unanticipated discoveries about how the immune system functions in health and disease.
Piggyback Pathogen
Jessica P. Johnson | Sep 1, 2011
Editor’s Choice in Immunology