Comb jelly genetics suggest a radical redrawing of the tree of life. (p. 20)
Found in: Life
A study of snake embryos suggests that fangs evolved once, then moved around in the head to give today’s snakes a variety of bites.
Found in: Biology and Life
Scientists find the role of dopamine varies from one end of a brain region to another.
Found in: Behavior and Body & Brain
When one of psychiatrist Andrew Miller’s patients asked about
receiving the best drug available for treating hepatitis C, Miller said: “No
way.” The patient — in his early 20s and accompanied
by his mom to the appointment — had no job, few friends and a
history of depression. While Miller knows that hepatitis C patients often
benefit from the new generation of immune-boosting treatments, he’s keenly
aware that those same immune therapies have a strong tendency to bring people
down — and, in people predisposed to
depression, dangerously down.
Certain immune ...
Found in: Body & Brain and Psychology
With a lifespan of just five months, the chameleon Furcifer labordi leads a briefer life than any other land-dwelling vertebrate.
Found in: Biology, Ecology, Environment, Life and Zoology
Connections between nerve cells may be lost when communication between the cells lapses.
Found in: Body & Brain and Genes & Cells
got more goodness in her buds than Cheech or Chong ever imagined. A compound
found to ease swelling, pain and inflammation has now been extracted from
marijuana. The compound, structurally different from anti-inflammatory
medications now on the market, provides new avenues for drug development to help
those who suffer from diseases like rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis
and Crohn’s disease, a new study reports. And unlike THC, the other Cannabis
compound with a similar anti-inflammatory outcome, this chemical has nothing to
do with feeling high.
Found in: Body & Brain
Making a face might have helped human ancestors survive.
Found in: Body & Brain, Humans and Life
Date palm pit found at Masada sprouts at age 2,000, becoming the oldest known seed to germinate.
Found in: Archaeology and Botany
Small tumors can be detected using a new technique that safely, reliably and noninvasively measures tissue chemistry.
Found in: Biomedicine and Body & Brain