In the Lab

‘Island Cells’ Impair Linking Of Memories

Researchers have discovered brain cells that inhibit the ability of mice to connect two events separated in time into a single experience.

Flood-Tolerant Rice Shows Improved Yields In India

A flood-tolerant hybrid rice that improves yields in India by almost half has been found to benefit marginalized people living in flood-prone areas.

Non-Toxic Cancer Treatment On The Way?

Researchers have developed and tested a “Trojan horse” treatment for cancer in mice, raising hopes for non-toxic human cancer treatment.

How The Immune System Fights Off Malaria

Study reveals immune cells that are critical to combating the malaria parasite in early stages of infection.

Soliton Behavior In Silicon Photonics

Researchers have made a breakthrough in silicon photonics that may shape the design of future integrated optical communications systems.

Polarized Light Guides Honeybees To Honey Source

Honeybees use the pattern of polarized light in the sky, invisible to humans, to direct one another to a honey source, according to a study.

Study Shows How Bacteria Infects Stomach & Gut

Scientists have uncovered how a stomach ulcer-causing bacteria sticks to and infects the lining of the stomach and gut.

Vintage Venoms Lose None Of Their Bite

Venoms, which are a time-capsule of disappearing biodiversity, can be stored for up to 80 years and still remain biologically active.

Debunking The Sixth Sense

Without invoking a sixth sense, people can reliably sense when a change had occurred even when they could not see exactly what had changed.