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Dengue
New Discovery Could Stop Dengue’s “Breakbone” Fever
New Discovery Could Stop Dengue’s “Breakbone” Fever
Dengue
New Discovery Could Stop Dengue’s “Breakbone” Fever
Making a dengue vaccine is difficult. It’s early, but a new antibody that targets a protein the virus makes instead of the virus itself may be a solution.
January 17, 2021

Making a dengue vaccine is difficult. It’s early, but a new antibody that targets a protein the virus makes instead of the virus itself may be a solution.

Animals
Scientists Observe Cells Reacting to a Magnetic Field for the First Time
magnetoreception
Animals
Scientists Observe Cells Reacting to a Magnetic Field for the First Time
Scientists aren’t sure how animals sense magnetic fields — magnetoreception. New observations of living cells reacting to magnetic fields may hold a clue.
January 10, 2021

Scientists aren’t sure how animals sense magnetic fields — magnetoreception. New observations of living cells reacting to magnetic fields may hold a clue.

Animals
Scientists Put Bees in Little Reflective “Vests” for Bee Tracking
bee tracking
Animals
Scientists Put Bees in Little Reflective “Vests” for Bee Tracking
Bee tracking is difficult and expensive, and smaller bees are left out. Lightweight, inexpensive tags may be a solution.
January 2, 2021

Bee tracking is difficult and expensive, and smaller bees are left out. Lightweight, inexpensive tags may be a solution.

Paleontology
Ice Age Wolf Mummy Discovered Almost 100% Intact
wolf mummy
Paleontology
Ice Age Wolf Mummy Discovered Almost 100% Intact
An almost perfectly preserved wolf mummy discovered in the Canadian tundra is giving researchers a glimpse into the life of an ancient wolf.
January 2, 2021

An almost perfectly preserved wolf mummy discovered in the Canadian tundra is giving researchers a glimpse into the life of an ancient wolf.

Animals
We Need a Better Way To Track Polar Bears. This Father and Son Found a Way.
polar bear tracker
Animals
We Need a Better Way To Track Polar Bears. This Father and Son Found a Way.
A father-son duo has teamed up to develop four different temporary tracking devices being tested by polar bears in the far North.
December 25, 2020

A father-son duo has teamed up to develop four different temporary tracking devices being tested by polar bears in the far North.

Mental Health
The Best Therapy Dog May Be a Robot
therapy dog
Mental Health
The Best Therapy Dog May Be a Robot
A life-life robot dog might be an effective — or even preferable — alternative to a living therapy dog, according to a new study.
December 23, 2020

A life-life robot dog might be an effective — or even preferable — alternative to a living therapy dog, according to a new study.

Animals
Environmental DNA May Prove the Discovery of a New Kind of Whale
environmental dna whale
Animals
Environmental DNA May Prove the Discovery of a New Kind of Whale
Researchers have found what they believe to be a new species of beaked whale. Environmental DNA will be used to prove it.
December 20, 2020

Researchers have found what they believe to be a new species of beaked whale. Environmental DNA will be used to prove it.

Genetics
Genetically Modified Pigs Get Green Light From FDA
genetically modified pigs
Genetics
Genetically Modified Pigs Get Green Light From FDA
The FDA has approved Revivicor’s genetically engineered GalSafe pigs for use as food or medical products — a first for genetically modified animals.
December 19, 2020

The FDA has approved Revivicor’s genetically engineered GalSafe pigs for use as food or medical products — a first for genetically modified animals.

Agriculture
Nematode Worm Could Liquify Slugs for U.S. Farmers
nematode
Agriculture
Nematode Worm Could Liquify Slugs for U.S. Farmers
A parasitic nematode used in Europe to kill slugs was just discovered in Oregon, supporting calls to have its use for pest-control approved Stateside.
December 3, 2020

A parasitic nematode used in Europe to kill slugs was just discovered in Oregon, supporting calls to have its use for pest-control approved Stateside.