Stem cell researcher Qiurong Ding says altering cell DNA may enable reprogramming disease right out of patients
Social spiders in artificially assembled groups of all bold or all shy members fared less well against predators than a group with some shy and some bold members.
Miniature simulations allow scientists to study physiological mechanisms and behaviors in ways never before possible, creating opportunities for drug development
When immune cells rush to the site of a mosquito bite, viruses hijack the cells and turn them into viral factories—in mice, at least. Christopher Intagliata reports.
The gene-editing technology’s cancer treatment safety test could start later this year
At least 49 patients and medical staff were exposed
Stark differences between men and women’s immune responses pose medical conundrum
Slime molds have no brains, yet they make complex decisions. In this film scientists use time-lapse video to figure out how slime molds make those decisions. "Lens of Time: Slime Lapse" was first published on bioGraphic and reproduced with permission. © 2016 California Academy of Sciences
In the first known example of a mutualistic relationship between two mammal species in which neither is a primate, mongooses feast on ticks and other parasites infesting warthogs.
A victim’s immunological defenses may rush to puncture sites and help carry pathogens throughout the body
Male lemurs mix their scented secretions to send long-lasting messages to one another.
A lizard's stripes may make them look like they’re moving slower than they really are, confusing predators that tend to aim at the head but may wind up with the tail.
Densely packed brain cells help birds achieve surprisingly complex cognition in a tiny head space
The microbes found in crushed grapes were linked to certain chemical fingerprints in the finished wine. Christopher Intagliata reports.
Wildlife Conservation Society researcher Ullas Karanth talks about his July, 2016, Scientific American article on state-of-the-art techniques for tracking tigers and estimating their populations and habitat health.
What psychological and physical traits separate the world’s best athletes from the rest of us?
In mice, intestinal microbes respond to a high-fat diet by producing acetate, which triggers the release of a hormone that makes mammals feel hungry, causing them to eat even more.
Economists, investors and medical insurers can’t figure out how to pay for cutting-edge drugs
Firms chase a new breed of advanced veterinary care, from antibodies to cell therapies
When a shy fish ventures into the unknown, it prefers to follow a fish with a similarly cautious personality.