Craving Chocolate to Ease PMS? Blame Society, Not Biology - Health
That insane desire for triple fudge brownies right before your period appears to be a cultural thing, according to an intriguing new study.
The benefits of synthetic biology
Chemistry World (subscription)
Biology is chemistry! Biological systems are often turned to for inspiration in the search for new reactions and catalysts. Just think about the cell of a microorganism. Inside, staggeringly efficient metabolic enzymes are used to transform simple ...
Culture not biology is behind many differences between the sexes ...
It is becoming ever clearer that environment and culture may be determining traits we think are down to male or female biology, says neuroscientist Gina Rippon.
Sex, Bodies And The Biology Of Understanding
My wife and I have four grown daughters and a grown son. My son and I, therefore, are arguably better educated than most in the female perspective, to the extent there is such a thing. We are in any event a modern, progressive clan, even if I find that ...
Gene Brown, professor emeritus of biology, dies at 91
Steiner, an expert in the evolution and development of the immune system, was hosted by Brown during her recruitment visit to MIT and became the first female faculty member hired in the Department of Biology. “The idea of the department without him is ...
Does biology explain why men outnumber women in tech? | WTOP
(The Conversation is an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts.) Alice H. Eagly, Northwestern University.
I like to fold it, fold it
This collection of thousands of new stable miniproteins with diverse topologies may themselves have applications in synthetic biology, and the insights gleaned from the way their global and sequence determinants contribute to folding will be useful for ...
Lighting up neurons
Calcium-specific fluorescent indicators have been used to identify activated neurons, but these reporters are only passive tools that allow experimentalists to observe, but not to perturb, neuronal activity, and do not enable the alteration of gene ...
The biology of color | Science
Animals live in a colorful world, but we rarely stop to think about how this color is produced and perceived, or how it evolved. Cuthill et al. review how color is ...
The biology of color | EurekAlert! Science News
Animal coloration research: On the threshold of a new era ...