toxic shock, ecology, neuroscience
Animal Electricity, circa 1781
Jessica P. Johnson | Sep 28, 2011
How an Italian scientist doing Frankenstein-like experiments on dead frogs discovered that the body is powered by electrical impulses.
Fish Affected by Trace Oil Pollution
Sabrina Richards | Sep 28, 2011
Even highly diluted crude oil can impact fish in the marshes bordering the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.
Environmental Visionary Dies
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 26, 2011
Wangari Maathai, a human rights advocate and Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, started a movement to plant more than 30 million trees and generate nearly 1 million jobs.
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.
Next Generation: Neuronal Monkey Bars
Kerry Grens | Sep 23, 2011
Three-dimensional scaffolds for growing and guiding neurons are getting smaller and more tailored in design.
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.
Behavior Brief
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 21, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Next Generation: All-In-One In Vivo Scope
Kerry Grens | Sep 16, 2011
Researchers package a fluorescence microscope—including the light and camera—that can image the brain of a freely moving mouse.
Neurotransmitter-Regulated Immunity
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 15, 2011
Nerve signals control T cell responses, helping to explain inflammation and stroke.
Top 7 in Aging Research
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 13, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in aging research and related areas, from Faculty of 1000