We still do not understand what a given substance will smell like. Keller et al.
launched an international crowd-sourced competition in which many teams tried to solve how – [Read More]
by Peter Stern at February 24, 2017 12:00 AM
Normal human skin is colonized by a variety of normally harmless bacteria. However, one such bacterium, Staphylococcus aureus
, can aggravate symptoms of atopic dermatitis. – [Read More]
by Lindsey Pujanandez at February 24, 2017 12:00 AM
One hallmark of cognitive complexity is the ability to manipulate objects with a specific goal in mind. Such “tool use” at one time was ascribed to humans alone, but then to primates, nex – [Read More]
by Sacha Vignieri at February 24, 2017 12:00 AM
Recent studies have shown that elderly people's blood cells often harbor mutations in genes encoding certain epigenetic regulators. These mutations can lead to clonal expansion of the – [Read More]
by Paula A. Kiberstis at February 24, 2017 12:00 AM
Ultraluminous x-ray sources (ULXs) are strange objects in other galaxies that cannot be explained by conventional accretion onto stellar-mass objects. This has led to exotic interpretations, – [Read More]
by Keith T. Smith at February 24, 2017 12:00 AM
Protein kinases are proteins that are used to transmit signals within cells. Zhou et al.
engineered diverse kinases so that they could be switched on and off with visible light. – [Read More]
by Valda Vinson at February 24, 2017 12:00 AM
Polyethylene (PE) and isotactic polypropylene (iPP) are the two most
widely used commodity plastics and thus make up a large fraction of the waste stream.
However, – [Read More]
by Marc S. Lavine at February 24, 2017 12:00 AM
Members of the interleukin-17 (IL-17) family of proinflammatory cytokines are important in the immune response to infections. However, too much IL-17 signaling is associated with autoimmune – [Read More]
by John F. Foley at February 24, 2017 12:00 AM
Accurate duplication and transmission of genetic information to the next generation requires complex molecular assemblies. Bleichert et al.
review replication initiation across – [Read More]
by Guy Riddihough at February 24, 2017 12:00 AM