Articles

09/21/18

Mouth-watering flavor is harder to engineer than we hoped

Cultured meat is making rapid advances, but there's still a long way to go

Ana Gorelova

Molecular Pharmacology

University of Pittsburgh

09/20/18

After Hurricane Florence, North Carolina's water quality will go down the toilet

Floodwaters contaminated with coal ash, human sewage, and animal waste throw the entire watershed out of balance

Anna Robuck

Marine Science

University of Rhode Island

09/19/18

Here's how we're growing meat in labs instead of in animals

A tissue engineer writes the cultured meat explainer you've been looking for

Sara Oliveira

Tissue Engineering

International Iberian Nanotechnology Laboratory

09/17/18

The world's appetite for meat is growing. How will we satisfy it?

In the near future, "meat" could mean a lot more than it does now

Devang Mehta

Genomics

University of Alberta

09/14/18

Hannah Thomasy

Neuroscience

University of Washington

09/12/18

Why scientists are transplanting artificially grown “brains” into living brains

Scientists are making major strides in growing fully functional "mini brains" -- but what are the ethics of such science?

Yewande Pearse

Neuroscience

LA Biomed

09/10/18

Ancient Romans never reached Greenland, but the emissions from their silver mining did

Ice cores, used to study ancient climates, also contain the history of the Roman Empire

Elisa Bonnin

Oceanography

University of Washington

09/06/18

Your bubble tea could hold the key to helping millions of farmers

Cassava, an African staple food crop, could be poised to become a major source of industrial starch thanks to CRISPR

Devang Mehta

Genomics

University of Alberta

09/05/18

How machine learning reveals the true costs of high-seas fishing

Before now this unsustainable and unprofitable practice has been too big to measure

Ashley Marranzino

Marine Biology

University of Rhode Island

09/03/18

How to be a better tourist? Look to the Galápagos

Tourism accounts for 8 percent of greenhouse gas emissions. We can do more to limit our footprint, carbon and cultural

Jenny Howard

Ecology

Wake Forest University

08/31/18

Haven't heard of RNA therapy yet? You will

After a decade of painstaking progress​, the underdog is on the brink of treating a broad range of diseases

Josh Peters

Biological Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

08/29/18

That refreshing ocean mist is full of microbes

And they're landing on your face

Jennifer Tsang

Microbiology

08/27/18

How a failed psoriasis study pushed a whole field forward

Sometimes research misses are crucial data points

Sam Herron

Pathology

University of Pittsburgh

08/23/18

It looks like microbes can help clean up mining pollution

Experiments at an abandoned 4,000-year-old mine have researchers optimistic

Rose Jones

Environmental Microbiology

Bigelow Laboratory of Ocean Science

08/22/18

How does estrogen affect auto-immune conditions?

A new study might finally explain why women are more likely to develop the disorders

Sayantan Chakraborty

Immunology

National Institutes of Health