survey, developmental biology, immunology
Gut Bacteria Linked to Asthma Risk
Gut Bacteria Linked to Asthma Risk
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2015
Four types of gut bacteria found in babies’ stool may help researchers predict the future development of asthma.
Sex on the Brain
Sex on the Brain
Margaret M. McCarthy | Oct 1, 2015
Masculinization of the developing rodent brain leads to significant structural differences between the two sexes.
Sex Differences in the Brain
Sex Differences in the Brain
Margaret M. McCarthy | Oct 1, 2015
How male and female brains diverge is a hotly debated topic, but the study of model organisms points to differences that cannot be ignored.
Dengue’s Downfall?
Dengue’s Downfall?
Jef Akst | Sep 15, 2015
Researchers characterize a protein that could be key to the virus’s virulence—and to developing a vaccine against the mosquito-borne disease.
Science Survey Results Mixed
Science Survey Results Mixed
Karen Zusi | Sep 11, 2015
The Pew Research Center finds substantial differences in US adults’ knowledge of physical science.
Immune Cells Can Deliver Deadly Packages
Immune Cells Can Deliver Deadly Packages
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 8, 2015
Much of the CD4+ T-cell death that occurs during HIV infection may be caused by direct delivery of the virus from neighboring cells, a study shows.
Body, Heal Thyself
Body, Heal Thyself
Jason Liebowitz | Sep 1, 2015
Reviving a decades-old hypothesis of autoimmunity
Whaling Specimens, 1930s
Whaling Specimens, 1930s
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 1, 2015
Fetal specimens collected by commercial whalers offer insights into how whales may have evolved their specialized hearing organs.
Q&A: Placental Ponderings
Q&A: Placental Ponderings
Christopher Coe | Aug 27, 2015
Biologist Christopher Coe answers readers’ questions about the prescient organ.
A Case of Sexual Ambiguity, 1865
A Case of Sexual Ambiguity, 1865
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 1, 2015
This year marks the 150th anniversary of an autopsy report describing the first known case of a sexual development disorder.