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How some heart cells cope with high blood…

Credit: Image by The University of Tokyo. No copyright restrictions. Individual cells within the same heart cope differently with high blood pressure, according to a study in human cells and mice by a team of…

Empowered by Science Communication

By Anna Hatch For many, public speaking can be intimidating. Not for Jayme Dyer. For this postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Biology at MIT, standing in front of an audience to share her research…

A cell RNA that regulates innate immunity

All immune responses, from intrinsic to adaptive, need to be regulated – if left on indefinitely they will damage the host. The innate immune response is no exception, and a cellular RNA has been identified…

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Latina Science Outreach and Diversity Advocate Is Among…

Award Gives National Recognition to Women Who Are Making a Difference in the Fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Dr. Feliú-Mójer: Credit: Daniel GodoySan Juan, PR — Dr. Mónica I. Feliú-Mójer, Vice-Director for…

A new drug for influenza

A new drug has been approved by the US Food and Drug Administration for the treatment of influenza. Called Xofluza (baloxavir carboxyl), it is the first influenza drug approved in 20 years with a new…

Active Learning in Biology Education

By Anna Hatch Higher education is slowly shifting away from the traditional lecture style to incorporate more active learning into the classroom. While the phrase “active learning” is commonly used among educators, the words can…

In Memory of Sue Lindquist

Share The iBiology Team is deeply saddened by the passing of Dr. Susan Lindquist. We were privileged to work with Sue on multiple occasions. She was always great in the studio and an incredible speaker,…

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Adding folic acid to your flour

The early days and weeks following conception are critical to human life. During this period an embryo goes from being a tiny ball of identical cells to a complex array of specialised cells and structures,…

Announcing the 2018 Young Scientist Seminars Winners!

iBiology and our partners the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation and the Alda Center for Communicating Science are proud to announce the four winners of the 2018 Young Scientist Seminars’ competition! The winners will attend…

Top tips for an Athena SWAN application

Following our workshop in March, we asked attendees for feedback on the challenge of applying for an Athena SWAN award, and what advice they could give to future applications. I’ve collected these into three ‘top…

The Biologist says goodbye to plastic wrap

This week, when unwrapping your lovely new edition of The Biologist, you might notice a slight difference: the clear protective polythene wrap has been replaced with a milky, biodegradable envelope. This fully compostable biopolymer, known…