Endogenous retroviruses in the human genome can regulate genes involved in innate immune responses.
On “vaginal seeding” and the challenge of evidence-based parenting
A mouse study reveals how chronic stress remodels lymphatic vasculature to facilitate the spread of tumor cells.
A jury recently awarded $72 million in a talcum-powder–ovarian cancer case, but the data linking the hygiene product to disease risk are inconclusive.
Other news in life science:
Study Strengthens Zika-GBS Link
Forty-one of 42 patients diagnosed with Guillain-Barré syndrome in French Polynesia had anti-Zika antibodies.
Giant Virus Has CRISPR-like Immune Defense
The genome of a mimivirus strain resistant to a virophage has repeated phage sequences alongside nuclease- and helicase-coding sections.
Dragonfly is World-Record Flier
Researchers have determined that a diminutive insect out-flies all other winged migrators by traveling thousands of miles between continents and across oceans yearly.
Migrating Monarch Numbers Rebound
The iconic butterflies have flocked to their...