Nuts_Flickr, Adam Wyles

Nuts about living longer: can walnuts protect against premature mortality?

The PREDIMED trial aims to assess the efficacy of the Mediterranean diet in preventing cardiovascular disease

Bee_Apis mellifera_Flickr_Thomas Bresson

The ins and outs of honey bee parasitic infection

In situations of infection, bee hives may defend themselves through ‘social immunity’ characterized by altered behaviours

Child running_Flickr_Eric Soderstrom

Child’s play: Reducing childhood risk factors for cardiovascular disease

How much physical activity should young children engage in to decrease the risk of cardiovascular disease?

B cell lymphocyte ORF_Wikimedia_BruceBlaus.png

Open reading frame: breakfast benefits, quitting smoking & new lupus therapies

Highlighting the best of the rest in the Open Access ecosystem

PNT assembly model, Audette et al, Journal of Nanobiotechnology,2013,11,24

The power of pilins as protein nanotubes

The inherent biocompatilibity of proteins has led nanotechnologists to study the assembly of bacterial pili protein nanotubes

Brain white matter MRI tractography, Gigandet et al, PLoS ONE,3,12,e4006

Unraveling the autistic mind through structural analyses of neural connections

Autism has been linked to abnormal connectivity patterns in the brain, particularly in the under-connectivity of the long distance tracts

Zebrafish stripes, Lim et al, Genome Biology 2013,14,R69

What makes for a powerful enhancer sequence?

A screen of all possible 6-base pair zebrafish enhancer sequences is a useful starting point for genome engineers

Treefrog ORF_Flickr_Brian Gratwicke.jpg

Open Reading Frame: flu vaccines, animal acoustics & bacterial communication

Highlighting the best of the rest in the Open Access ecosystem

Australian dingo_Flickr_Kim, TheGirlsNY

Preying on predators: trophic cascade unharmed by dingo culling to protect livestock

Culling dingoes within conventional limits does not result in an increased presence of mesopredators, contradicting the mesopredator theory

Doctor viewing mammogram_Wikimedia_US National Cancer Institute

Does night work affect the risk of breast cancer?

Researchers find significant associations between several polymorphisms in circadian genes, night work, and breast cancer