Research

Detecting pancreatic cancer

February 23, 2009

By Jeremy Manier There’s a fine pancreatic cancer piece in the Chicago Tribune today by Robert Mitchum, a friend of the blog who recently got his Ph.D. in neurobiology at the University of Chicago. Rob uses a new study on a potential method of [Read more]

Aliens under our noses?

February 15, 2009

By Jeremy Manier If life has emerged more than once in the universe, where would we look for it? That was the subject of “Weird Life,” a symposium held this morning at the American Association for the Advancement of Science meeting in Chicago. A [Read more]

Darwin and Cancer

February 12, 2009

By Jeremy Manier One of the interesting riddles of evolution is how single-celled organisms became integrated into larger communities of cells, finally resulting in cumbersome creatures like us. But sometimes even we get glimpses of what life before [Read more]