by Deane Morrison
A new study shows a species' lifespan may depend on how well it maintains the regions of DNA that act like on/off switches for critical genes.
Researchers' discovery of a gene that protects a person's aging brain could serve as the basis for future treatments that stem brain cell loss.
A 30-year public health study suggests managing risk factors in early adulthood may narrow racial disparities in diabetes rates.
Specific biological shielding mechanisms that operate in girls, but not boys, may explain why boys are more susceptible to the disorder.
Researchers discovered that cells called astrocytes work intimately with neurons to control the fear response, a finding that could lead to better treatments for uncontrolled or inappropriate fear.
How latitude interacts with other factors to influence leaf size was the subject of a recent study by an international team of scientists who wanted to improve predictions of how climate change will alter vegetation through its effects on leaves.
U researchers' work in understanding how different fungi rot trees will help climate modelers predict changes in terrestrial and atmospheric carbon pools.
A research team has found that cells moving through our bodies inch along faster on some tissues than others, a discovery that points the way to inhibiting the spread of cancer.
A slime mold yields insights into how cancer cells, immune cells, and others work.
A new U of M study shows how we perceive—or don't—whether two notes are in sync