Articles

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

Comment 1 peer comment

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

Comment 1 peer comment

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

08/20/18

Human and reptile brains aren't so different after all

Reports of our brains' differences seem greatly exaggerated, according to recent neuroscience

James R. Howe VI

Neuroscience and Genetics

UC San Diego

08/17/18

Why aren't there quality controls for antibody research?

One of science's most helpful tools gives an alarming number of false results

Daniel Bojar

Synthetic Biology

ETH Zurich

08/15/18

The next therapeutic frontier may be in your gut

Scientists are trying to harness the microbiome for healing

Kevin Pels

Chemical Biology

The Scripps Research Institute

08/13/18

Gender bias is all too real – and dangerous – in the doctor's office

The Netflix film 'Brain on Fire' underscores, yet again, the need to rethink diagnostic protocols

Gina Mantica

Biology

Tufts University

08/10/18

Meet Ada Lovelace, the world’s first computer programmer

A "prophet of the computer age," she saw the potential for computers outside of pure mathematics

Lauren Mackenzie Reynolds

Neuroscience

McGill University