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Meet our New Group Publisher
GEN is delighted to welcome Sande Giaccone as our new GEN Group Publisher responsible for sales and marketing. Sande arrives with a wealth of sales expertise and experience after holding key positions at publications such as The Scientist, Cell, and Nature. The entire Mary Ann Liebert family looks forward to having Sande on our team.
Zebra Finch Parents Tell Eggs: “It's Hot Outside”
By calling to their eggs, zebra finch parents may be helping their young prepare for a hotter world brought on by climate change.
The Science of Steroids: Keeping The Olympics Fair
Recent news of Olympic doping scandals have led to strict penalties and a closer look at steroid testing. Chemistry plays a huge role on both sides of the performance-enhancing drug battle. On one side are officials and scientists, aiming to keep the competitions fair; on the other are underground or overseas chemists, creating new drugs to cheat the system. This week, Reactions goes into the science of steroids -- what they are, what they do and how scientists test for them.
The Protein Folding Revolution
Big leaps in our understanding of protein folding can open doors to new protein-based medicines and materials—designed from the ground up.
Scientific studies have linked the ability to speak backwards with working memory through genetic mutation.
Chikungunya Virus Contracted in U.S. for First Time
While the mosquito-borne virus has spread throughout Central American and the Caribbean, it's only in southern U.S. states so far.
Is Fluoride in Drinking Water Safe?
Fluoride is found in our tap water, toothpaste, and tea. It's helped fight cavities in children for decades. 70 years after Grand Rapids, Michigan, became the first city to fluoridate its drinking water, the practice remains controversial. Some still worry that fluoridated drinking water can lead to health issues. What is the scientific consensus?
Paving Roads with Pig Manure
A new replacement for petroleum is coming from an unlikely source, i.e., pig manure. It turns out that pig waste is particularly rich in oils that are very similar to petroleum. And while these oils are too low grade to produce gasoline, they may still work where the rubber meets the road.
Sparklers are a classic crowd-pleaser, and this video looks at the chemistry of these July 4th mainstays in super slow-motion.
Innate Lymphoid Cells
Along with the skin, the gut mucosa represents the first line of defense against environmental factors. In the gut mucosa, a recently discovered type of lymphocytes called innate lymphoid cells (ILCs) maintain tissue homeostasis, orchestrate tolerance to food or commensal bacteria and contribute to immune responses to pathogens.
Hobbit Histories: The Origins of Homo Floresiensis
The origins of the species known as “the hobbit,” a human relative only a little over a meter tall, have been debated ever since its discovery in 2004. Now new fossils may reveal the ancestors of this strange species and help us to understand its history.