weight, neuroscience, immunology, developmental biology
Is India Polio Free?
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 12, 2012
This week will mark the one-year anniversary of the last polio case in the second-most populous country.
Ever Wonder…
Jef Akst | Jan 10, 2012
How does catnip work?
Iron Builds a Better Brain
Ruth Williams | Jan 9, 2012
Brain imaging and gene analyses in twins reveal that white matter integrity is linked to an iron homeostasis gene.
Chimp Viruses for Human Vaccines
Ruth Williams | Jan 4, 2012
An adenovirus isolated from chimpanzee feces proves more effective than human adenoviruses as a vaccine vector for hepatitis C.
Animal Mind Control
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2012
Examples of parasites that manipulate the behavior of their hosts are not hard to come by, but scientists have only recently begun to understand how they induce such dramatic changes.
Resolving Chronic Pain
Claudia Sommer and Frank Birklein | Jan 1, 2012
The body’s own mechanism for dispersing the inflammatory reaction might lead to new treatments for chronic pain.
No Mo’ Slow Flow
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Jan 1, 2012
Tools and tricks for high-throughput flow cytometry
Inflammation, Pain, and Resolvins
Inflammation, Pain, and Resolvins
Claudia Sommer and Frank Birklein | Jan 1, 2012
Not all inflammation leads to pain. Despite widespread infection followed by fever, colds rarely cause pain. But when some cytokines and certain immune cells are active near pain-sensing nerves, they trigger receptors that convey pain sensations to the brain.
Bat Luck
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 1, 2012
An intrepid researcher and her team battle the elements and bouts of misfortune to explore the biodiversity of a brand new African country.
Prion Protectors
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 1, 2012
Editor’s choice in immunology