Carrie Lock

All Stories by Carrie Lock

  1. Archaeology

    Original Microbrews

    Pots, vats, and other artifacts unearthed on three continents are giving archaeologists new clues about ancient cultures' beer-brewing practices.

  2. Tech

    Ocean Envy

    By mimicking the flippers of penguins, whales, and dolphins, engineers hope to make ocean vessels that are as maneuverable and efficient as the marine animals.

  3. Health & Medicine

    Finding a Missing Link: Scientists show a new connection between inflammation and cancer

    Scientists studying gastrointestinal cancer in mice have found powerful evidence of a molecular connection between inflammation and cancer.

  4. Earth

    Protecting Baby: Calcium in pregnancy reduces lead exposure

    By taking calcium supplements during pregnancy, a mother can significantly reduce the lead exposure of her fetus.

  5. Health & Medicine

    Gene Delivery: Mouse study shows new therapy may reverse muscular dystrophy

    A single defective gene causes muscular dystrophy, and researchers have now found a way to deliver a working copy of that gene to the entire muscular system in mice.

  6. Invasive Genes: Humans incorporate DNA from parasite

    Bits of foreign DNA from the parasite that causes Chagas' disease becomes integrated into the DNA of infected hosts, marking the first time that parasitic DNA has ever been found in the human genome.

  7. Deception Detection

    Psychologists are trying to see whether the statistically significant deception signals found in laboratory experiments exist in high stakes, realistic lies, and whether real lie detectors, such as police officers and judges, are able to detect them.

  8. Health & Medicine

    Potential Block for Epilepsy: Researchers find new drug target

    Using genetically engineered mice, scientists have identified a new target in the brain for drugs that could prevent epilepsy.

  9. Health & Medicine

    A Toxic Side of Weight Loss: Pollutants may slow body’s metabolism

    Weight loss releases toxic chemicals into the bloodstream, which may slow the body's metabolism.

  10. Clearing Up Blurry Vision: Scientists gaze toward causes of myopia

    Scientists are beginning to unravel the genetic mechanism that causes nearsightedness.

  11. Health & Medicine

    SARS Control: First nasal vaccine effective in monkeys

    An experimental SARS vaccine, tested in monkeys, can be administered directly to the respiratory tract and requires only a single dose to confer immunity.

  12. Paleontology

    Fossil Fingerprints: Rare earths tie bones to burial ground

    The soil in which fossilization occurs leaves a chemical imprint on the bones, suggesting that scientists can use this soil signature to identify more precisely a fossil's original home.