Image of the Day: Water Sensors
Image of the Day: Water Sensors
Zebrafish detect water movement around them through signals sent to the brain by cells containing tiny hairs.
Image of the Day: Water Sensors
Image of the Day: Water Sensors

Zebrafish detect water movement around them through signals sent to the brain by cells containing tiny hairs.

Zebrafish detect water movement around them through signals sent to the brain by cells containing tiny hairs.

zebrafish, evolution, immunology
Ribosomal DNA Can Predict an Animal’s Age
Ribosomal DNA Can Predict an Animal’s Age
Abby Olena | Feb 14, 2019
A clock constructed of rDNA methylation sites can estimate both chronological and biological age across species.
Fossilized Tubes Point to Super-Ancient Mobile Organisms
Fossilized Tubes Point to Super-Ancient Mobile Organisms
Jef Akst | Feb 12, 2019
If the structures identified in a 2.1-billion-year-old rock are really signs of burrowing organisms, it would push back the earliest known mobile organisms by 1.5 billion years.
“Grandmother Hypothesis” Gets Some Support“Grandmother Hypothesis” Gets Some Support
“Grandmother Hypothesis” Gets Some Support
Ashley Yeager | Feb 7, 2019
New studies suggest forebears’ age and physical proximity matter when it comes to their grandkids’ survival.
Image of the Day: Light Show
Image of the Day: Light Show
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 7, 2019
Sea fireflies spew a mucus with a chemical glow to lure mates and avoid being eaten.
Changes in Height Linked to Increased C-section Rates
Changes in Height Linked to Increased C-section Rates
Abby Olena | Feb 6, 2019
Countries with populations whose average adult height grew late last century are more likely to have high rates of babies delivered surgically.
Climate Change May Hamper Response to Flu: Study
Climate Change May Hamper Response to Flu: Study
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 5, 2019
Mice exposed to heat wave temperatures ate less and showed weakened immune responses to the virus.
Image of the Day: Gut Reaction
Image of the Day: Gut Reaction
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 4, 2019
Immune cells in the mouse gut help recognize damaging compounds and prompt intestinal stem cells to repair DNA.
Immune Response to Gut Microbes Linked to Diabetes Risk
Immune Response to Gut Microbes Linked to Diabetes Risk
Abby Olena | Feb 1, 2019
Researchers find that it’s not just high-risk genes, but how children’s bodies respond to their own intestinal microbiota that relates to future diagnoses of type 1 diabetes.
Infographic: Plants Deploy Exosomes to Stop Alien Invaders
Infographic: Plants Deploy Exosomes to Stop Alien Invaders
Amanda Keener | Feb 1, 2019
A growing branch of research on how plants use exosomes to interact with their environment is opening up a new field of plant biology.