Scientists decipher 3-billion-year-old genomic fossils
December 21, 2010Analysis of modern-day genomes finds evidence for ancient environmental change and a massive expansion in genetic diversity.
3 Questions: Evelyn Fox Keller on the nature-nurture debates
November 30, 2010In a new book, prominent historian of science dismisses the ‘unanswerable’ question of whether heredity or the environment matter more in human development.
Proteins linked to longevity also linked to Alzheimer’s
July 26, 2010Sirtuins appear to control production of the devastating protein fragments that form plaques in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.
Silencing the brain with light
January 7, 2010MIT neuroengineers find a new way to quickly and reversibly shut off neurons with multiple colors of light, which could lead to new treatments for epilepsy and chronic pain.
HHMI lists Tsai team’s advance among 10 biggest stories of 2009
December 23, 2009Howard Hughes Medical Institute honors discovery of gene protein that could lead to safer drug treatments for Alzheimer’s and other diseases.
Tumor mutations can predict chemo success
August 6, 2009Genetic profiling of tumors could have 'immediate impact' on treating cancer, study shows
Nanoparticles target ovarian cancer
July 30, 2009New gene therapy technique could fight late-stage tumors
Study takes aim at opportunistic fungal pathogens
June 18, 2009Research provides genome sequences and critical analyses of key Candida species
CEHS awards annual research prizes
June 2, 2009
Engineered circuits can count cellular eventsSubscribe
May 28, 2009