wasps, disease & medicine
Genes Tied to Wasps Recognizing Faces
Genes Tied to Wasps Recognizing Faces
Ashley P. Taylor | Jun 14, 2017
The brains of Polistes paper wasps express different genes when identifying faces than when distinguishing between simple patterns, a study finds.
Study: One Wasp Takes Control of Another
Study: One Wasp Takes Control of Another
Jef Akst | Jan 25, 2017
Crypt keeper wasps appear to command crypt gall wasps to dig exit tunnels on their behalf.
Parasite’s Genes Persist in Host Genomes
Parasite’s Genes Persist in Host Genomes
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Sep 17, 2015
Researchers find evidence of gene flow from parasitoid wasps to the butterflies and moths they lay eggs in.
Celebrating New Species
Celebrating New Species
Jenny Rood | May 21, 2015
An international panel of scientists selects the 10 most interesting organisms discovered last year.
Experimental Ebola Drug Shows Promise
Experimental Ebola Drug Shows Promise
Tracy Vence | Sep 2, 2014
ZMapp effectively rescued macaques from Ebola in a small trial, but it could be several months before supplies of the drug meet the growing human demand for it.
WHO OKs Experimental Ebola Drugs
WHO OKs Experimental Ebola Drugs
Tracy Vence | Aug 13, 2014
But biotech firms’ supplies are dwindling.
Genetic Test Could Replace Pap Smear
Genetic Test Could Replace Pap Smear
Kerry Grens | Apr 25, 2014
The US Food and Drug Administration approves a cervical test for human papillomavirus to be used as a primary cancer screening tool.
Elder Pharmacology
Elder Pharmacology
Nir Barzilai | Jan 1, 2014
Studying and treating the chronic diseases associated with aging needs serious revamping.
Sequencing the Underdogs
Sequencing the Underdogs
Ed Yong | Mar 8, 2013
Transcriptome studies reveal new insights about unusual animals whose genomes have not been sequenced.
Yeast's Wasp Winter Retreat
Hayley Dunning | Jul 30, 2012
Wasps harbor yeast in their guts all winter long, then spread the microbes among wineries and vineyards.