Jessa Netting's Articles
- FeatureA jawless fish ancestor may have revealed the most ancient of hormones and how current hormones evolved from it.
- FeatureBacteria find strength in numbers as members of huge, mucous-covered communities called biofilms that can stall, equip, and initiate fierce infections.
- NewsOne gene appears to act as the master switch in embryonic heart formation.
- FeatureGenetics is revealing the first steps in building a heart—the organ that is first to develop, subject to the most birth defects, and difficult to heal when damaged later in life.
- NewsCopper and free radicals may initiate the brain damage of Alzheimer's disease long before its hallmark protein plaques have formed.
- NewsAirline flight attendants with chronic jet lag have higher stress hormone concentrations and smaller temporal lobes (centers of short-term memory in the brain)than do more rested attendants.
- NewsT cells primed for autoimmune behavior may actually preserve nerves after a damaging blow.
- NewsClinicians' standard methods don't detect the dormant phase of a bacterium that commonly causes urinary tract infections in women.
- NewsMore than half of 68 dollar bills collected at a high school sporting event and a grocery store in Ohio hosted bacteria that commonly infect poeple in hospitals or those with depressed immune systems.
- NewsHuman breast milk inhibits the growth of yeast spores, the source of the painful fungal infection of the mouth and throat that can be deadly for infants with AIDS.