Archive: 04/15/2008

First functional insulin-binding protein in invertebrates

Insulin-like growth factor (IGF) signaling that helps to regulate mammals’ growth, metabolism, reproduction and longevity is well documented. Now research published in the open access journal Journal of Biology describes the ge ...

Apr 15, 2008 5 / 5 (1) 0

What Aristotle could teach your business

Public scandals, such as the Enron affair, the sub-prime mortgage problem, and the ensuing global credit crunch have led to dwindling confidence in the business world. A transatlantic study to be published in the International Jo ...

Apr 15, 2008 4.1 / 5 (10) 1

Are sacrificial bacteria altruistic or just unlucky?

An investigation of the genes that govern spore formation in the bacteria B. subtilis shows that chance plays a significant role in determining which of the microbes sacrifice themselves for the colony and which go on to ...

Apr 15, 2008 3.5 / 5 (4) 0

Bikini corals recover from atomic blast

Half a century after the last earth-shattering atomic blast shook the Pacific atoll of Bikini, the corals are flourishing again. Some coral species, however, appear to be locally extinct.

Apr 15, 2008 4.6 / 5 (16) 2