Invasive tawny crazy ants have an intense craving for calcium – with implications for their spread in the US

The spread of tawny crazy ants may be driven, in part, by their need for calcium.

Ryan Reihart, Teaching Assistant and Ph.D. Candidate of Ecology, University of Dayton • conversation
Jan. 21, 2021 ~5 min

Sodium affects biological clocks in mice

There could be ways to speed up biological clocks, researchers say. That could be help people adapt to the time change associated with long distance travel.

Cynthia Lee-McGill • futurity
July 13, 2020 ~4 min

Electrolyte supplements fall flat at protecting runners

Electrolyte supplements don't actually prevent imbalances in sodium levels in ultramarathoners, research shows. Here's what they should do instead.

Tracie White-Stanford • futurity
March 2, 2020 ~9 min

FDA-approved drug shows promise against ALS in mice

Accumulating evidence suggests that inflammatory processes may play a role in the initiation and progression of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

Harvard Gazette • harvard
Nov. 27, 2019 ~3 min

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