C. elegans compares the ratio of wavelengths in its environment to avoid dangerous bacteria that secrete colorful toxins.
March 4, 2021 • ~7 min
The gene variant disrupts lipid metabolism, but in cell experiments the effects were reversed by choline supplements.
March 3, 2021 • ~7 min
Neanderthal-human hybrid brains grown in the lab give fascinating insights into evolution.
Feb. 26, 2021 • ~8 min
A new computational approach for analyzing complex datasets shows that as disease progresses, neurons and astrocytes lose the ability to maintain homeostasis.
Feb. 24, 2021 • ~6 min
COMIC: As it spreads throughout the world, the virus that causes Covid-19 has been changing. Scientists are tracking those changes, hoping to stay one step ahead of worrisome strains.
Feb. 23, 2021 • ~1 min
By only focusing on preserving the genetic purity of a species, conservationists risk the extinction of isolated populations.
Feb. 19, 2021 • ~8 min
Study suggests forcing bacteria to burn more energy could make them more susceptible to antibiotics.
Feb. 18, 2021 • ~7 min
Analysis reveals genetic control elements that are linked to hundreds of human traits.
Feb. 3, 2021 • ~8 min
Expanding tissue samples before sequencing allows researchers to pinpoint locations of RNA molecules.
Jan. 28, 2021 • ~7 min
Several hundred children worldwide live with progeria, a deadly premature aging disease.
Jan. 27, 2021 • ~9 min