top 10 innovations 2012, evolution, ecology, cell & molecular biology
Biodiversity, Quick and Dirty
Bob Grant | Sep 26, 2011
Researchers find that sampling DNA from the soil can be an effective way to determine how many individuals of a variety of species inhabit a particular area.
European and South African Scientists Share Resources
Tia Ghose | Sep 23, 2011
A cooperative agreement allows South African scientists to participate in European Molecular Biology programs.
Five Life-Science MacArthur Winners
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 22, 2011
This year’s winners research topics ranging from stem cell regulation to brain damage from football injuries.
Chinese Miracle Pig Cloned
Bob Grant | Sep 22, 2011
Scientists have cloned a castrated male hog that survived for more than a month buried in the rubble after a massive 2008 earthquake in China.
Behavior Brief
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 21, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Plant RNAs Found in Mammals
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 20, 2011
MicroRNAs from plants accumulate in mammalian blood and tissues, where they can regulate gene expression.
Mammoth Blood in the ER?
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 19, 2011
A 35,000-year old woolly mammoth blood protein may aid in contemporary medical procedures.
Public Solves Protein Structure
Jef Akst | Sep 18, 2011
Players of an online game that allows users to adjust how proteins are folded have solved a decade-long protein structure mystery.
Ancient Croc Found
Jef Akst | Sep 16, 2011
Researchers discover a new fossil of an ancient 20-foot-long crocodile in the same coal mine where the world’s largest snake was found.
Ruffling Dinosaur Feathers
Cristina Luiggi | Sep 15, 2011
Dinosaur and early bird feathers trapped in amber around 80 million years ago provide unprecedented insight into the evolution of plumage.