• Who to Treat with Statins July 27, 2015
    Who to Treat with StatinsTwo studies found that recent cholesterol treatment guidelines are a cost-effective way to prevent cardiovascular disease.
  • Magnetic Field Sensor Unearthed in Worms July 27, 2015
    Magnetic Field Sensor Unearthed in WormsA sensor in nerve cells of tiny worms detects the Earth’s magnetic field. The finding suggests that the ability of animals to detect magnetic fields may be more widespread than thought.
  • Checking the Symptom Checkers July 27, 2015
    Checking the Symptom CheckersFree symptom checking programs often don’t provide the correct diagnosis first, a study found, and their advice on when to seek help usually errs on the side of caution.

  • Research spotlights a previously unknown microbial 'drama' playing in the Southern Ocean July 27, 2015
    A team of marine researchers funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF) has discovered a three-way conflict raging at the microscopic level in the frigid waters off Antarctica over natural resources such as vitamins and iron. The competition has important implications for understanding the fundamental workings of globally significant food webs of the So […]
  • Breaking the cycle of malaria transmission July 27, 2015
    Malaria, one of the world's deadliest diseases, kills hundreds of thousands of people every year, spreading through a devastatingly effective cycle of incubation and transmission. It starts when a female anopheles mosquito infected with a malaria parasite bites someone, injecting the single-celled parasite into the victim's blood. The parasite inva […]
  • It's blackberry season! Summer fruits depend on pollinators. But where have all the bees gone? July 27, 2015
    Blackberries and blueberries. Cherries and peaches. Raspberries and apricots. These and many other summer fruits require pollination by bees. But remove even one bumblebee species from an ecosystem and the effect is swift and clear: Pollination is less effective, and plants produce significantly fewer seeds. That's just one conclusion of scientists stud […]