Fish Camo Trumps Fish Hypervision
September 21, 2016
The open ocean is like the Wild West. Predators and prey stand ten paces from each other in the middle of the main street waiting to hear the word “draw!”
'Alien Signal' was Most Likely a Cosmic Miscommunication
September 15, 2016
There are hundreds of billions of stars in the Milky Way galaxy. There are more than one septillion (the number one followed by 24 zeroes) stars in the observable universe.
Converting Fibroblasts to Neurons
September 9, 2016
In the human body, there are cells and there are cell-ebrities. The billions of red blood cells carrying oxygen through the body are not allowed to have a nucleus and thus can’t reproduce for themselves. Keratinocyte skin cells’ only job is to create a protein that will turn it into a stiff, lifeless scale to be brushed off the skin millions of times per day.
Glioblastoma Tumor Removal can Actually Increase Growth
August 26, 2016
Treating cancer is often described as a fight. That metaphor makes a lot of sense, as many cancers are difficult to beat into submission: they can push back and regrow during and after treatment and the treatments themselves can be as bruising to patients as they are to the cancer.
Antibodies from Patients with Dengue Virus Could Help Prevent Zika Infections
August 8, 2016
Mosquitos are responsible for some of the nastiest diseases on the planet: malaria, West Nile Virus, chikungunya and more.