In this media digest: a new report on HIV rates in the US, a new test for Alzheimer’s disease and more. On Wednesday, the Centers for Disease Control announced the results of its first multi-year
In this media digest: a spit test that can predict your age, huddling penguins, and much much more! In the paper, Epigenetic Predictor of Age, researchers from UCLA discovered that they could predict someone’s age
Age as the only meaningful predictive tool for cardiovascular disease: another blow to personalized medicine?
Today, we published the article, Screening for Future Cardiovascular Disease Using Age by Nicholas J. Wald, Mark Simmonds, and Joan K. Morris. The following Perspective is by Giuseppe Biondi-Zoccai, the academic editor of this manuscript.
In this media digest: your flaws are my pain, increased gold mining threatens the Peruvian Amazon and more. The manuscript, Your Flaws Are My Pain: Linking Empathy To Vicarious Embarrassment, by Soren Krach et al.,
The image for this week comes from a research article on extended longevity in Fukomys mole rats. In this paper, researchers from Germany and the Czech Republic analyzed giant mole rats (Fukomys mechowii) to see
In this media round-up: a chimp’s yawn is contagious, cows produce milk with a human protein and much much more. The manuscript, Herpes Simplex Virus Dances with Amyloid Precursor Protein while Exiting the Cell by Shi-Bin
In this PLoS ONE media digest: four new species of Zombie-ant fungus are found, ancient Britons drink out of skull cups, Jimmy Connors is the best tennis player ever and much much more. Arvid Guterstam,
Did you know that mice can sing? We can’t hear them, unfortunately – they’re a few octaves out of our range, and in fact even out of the range of many bat calls but they
Zombie fungi have always ranked high on my list of irresistibly interesting yet disturbing organisms. Though these fungi infect a wide range of arthropod hosts, today’s victim is the ant. When an ant is infected,
In this PLoS ONE media digest: bedbugs bite, edible insects are environmentally friendly and more! In an article on the Transcriptomics of the Bed Bug (Cimex lectularius), researchers from Ohio State University identified possible genes