CLIMATE AND BIOLOGY >> In this issue, we explore the ways that climate change might be having an impact on the biosphere. Read about ways to mitigate the consequences of global warming in the latest report, published this month, from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. To order, click here.
HEART HEALING >> Last year, Doug Bergman enrolled in a clinical trial testing whether stem cells could repair damaged heart tissue. Last fall, he was diagnosed with leukemia. Hear from Kenneth Chien and other leaders in the field of cardiac regeneration at the Christian Medical College's Winter Symposium, January 10-12 in Vellore, India.
ANCIENT DNA >> DNA from ancient spit is revealing clues about human migrations. Check out a talk(PDF) on using ancient DNA to reconstruct Neanderthal migrations at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology in Leipzig, Germany, January 24th.
BROWN FAT BURNING >> Harvard's Bruce Spiegelman is working on ways to make brown fat cells burn energy, instead of store it (click here for more). Hear him speak on the transcriptional control of brown fat at the Keystone Symposium on diabetes, January 26th in Colorado. To register, click here.