stress, immunology, developmental biology
Repeated Regeneration
Megan Scudellari | Jul 12, 2011
A 16-year-long newt study finds that regeneration remains efficient with repetition and age.
Top 7 in Developmental Biology
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 12, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in developmental biology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000.
Contact Allergies May Help Stymie Cancer
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 12, 2011
New data suggests that skin rashes are associated with lower risk of developing certain cancers.
Putting Vaccines to the Test
Tia Ghose | Jul 10, 2011
Gene expression analysis allows researchers to predict which patients will respond to flu vaccines and possibly expedite vaccine development.
Cellular Salve
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 8, 2011
Ivan Martin talks about the promise of using cell-based therapies to regenerate joint cartilage.
Digit ratio predicts penis length
Jef Akst | Jul 5, 2011
In addition to its relationship to a variety of diseases, the length ratio of the second and fourth fingers also correlates with stretched penile length in men.
How Stress is Inherited
Tia Ghose | Jul 1, 2011
Under stressful conditions, a transcription factor in flies turns on genes by releasing its hold on tightly wound DNA, a new study suggests.
A Scar Nobly Got
Michael Willrich | Jul 1, 2011
The story of the US government’s efforts to stamp out smallpox in the early 20th century offers insights into the science and practice of mass vaccination.
Thymus Finder
Richard P. Grant | Jul 1, 2011
Editor’s Choice in Immunology
Foresight
Karen Hopkin | Jul 1, 2011
Studying the earliest events in visual development, Carla Shatz has learned the importance of looking at one’s data with open eyes—and an open mind.