Many single-celled microorganisms are harmful, but others regulate the immune responses of their animal hosts to guard against infections.Some such organisms, called protozoa, live in the intestine, but have not been as well studied as their disease-causing counterparts. Miriam Merad at the Icahn School
The ExAC database has shown that many mutations thought to be harmful are benign.
Host countries need to deal with the raised levels of mental-health disorders in migrants if they expect them to integrate well, and that could mean benefits for psychological care in rich countries too.
‘Nexus’ is enjoying new-found popularity. But what does it actually mean?
To protect endangered species from extinction, the ecological community must become more politically involved, argues Aaron M. Ellison.
Synthetic bones promote natural bone regeneration after being implanted into animals.Ramille Shah at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, and her colleagues used a 3D printer to generate ‘hyperelastic bone’. The main component of the material was hydroxyapatite — a calcium mineral similar to one
Magnetic fields regulate how stars are born from massive clouds of interstellar gas.A team led by Francesco Fontani at the Arcetri Astrophysical Observatory in Florence, Italy, used high-resolution data from the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter Array telescope in northern Chile to create detailed maps of
Lengthening our lives will come at a cost.
The proposed law would demolish agreements that protect British universities from political interference.
Awards week shows the value of a strong brand identity.