'Worm' is really a catchall term for a huge variety of animals with different characteristics that span the tree of life. They hold clues about our own origins as well as hints about human health.
Dec. 10, 2020 • ~7 min
Researchers have developed a synthetic lining that could deliver drugs in a sustained way to the small intestine, offering hope for those suffering from lactose intolerance, diabetes, and obesity.
Aug. 26, 2020 • ~4 min
A new study has found that children infected with the virus that causes COVID-19 were shown to have a significantly higher level of virus in their airways than hospitalized adults in ICUs for COVID-19 treatment.
Aug. 20, 2020 • ~8 min
A new species of bacteria, one that makes its home on the relatively hot and dry surface of a solar panel, was discovered recently at the Arnold Arboretum, offering a lesson that nature’s reach extends even to the artificial.
Aug. 3, 2020 • ~6 min
Neuroscientists have discovered neurons that control hibernation-like behavior in mice, a finding that could translate into applications in humans, such as preventing brain injury during a stroke.
June 11, 2020 • ~10 min
Precise control over neuron growth paves the way for repairing injuries, including those to the spinal cord, and improving brain models.
June 8, 2020 • ~7 min
Wei Hsi “Ariel” Yeh dedicated her research in chemistry to solving some of the vast genetic mysteries behind hearing loss.
June 5, 2020 • ~6 min
DNA-barcoded microbial spores can trace origin of objects, agricultural products.
June 4, 2020 • ~10 min
A new study takes the most comprehensive look to date at the connection between the ancestry and the molecular makeup of cancer.
May 11, 2020 • ~7 min
The CRISPR-based molecular diagnostics chip’s capacity ranges from detecting a single type of virus in more than 1,000 samples at a time to searching a small number of samples for more than 160 different viruses, including the COVID-19 virus.
April 29, 2020 • ~8 min