A recently recognized biophysical feature in the fluid of living cells has biologists thinking afresh about how cells carve up their space
Nov. 20, 2020 • ~12 min
Itching has myriad causes and mechanisms, many of which remain elusive. Scientists are making headway on parsing its biological underpinnings, in hope of better treatments.
Nov. 6, 2020 • ~15 min
Bit by bit, biologists are deciphering the complex 3-D — and 4-D — architecture of the genome and learning how all the squeezed-together stuff of DNA keeps itself in order. What they find could lead to medical advances.
Oct. 12, 2020 • ~18 min
Epidemics of forest-felling diseases are on the rise thanks to globetrotting pathogens that slip through even the best defenses. To prevent further losses, scientists are turning to high-tech surveillance and detection, even canine noses.
Sept. 21, 2020 • ~23 min
Researchers helped mice stay mighty with an experiment to counter the effects of microgravity. The gene treatment might also enhance muscle and bone health on Earth — and in humans.
Sept. 7, 2020 • ~6 min
space-astronomy health-disease living-world