Archive: 06/24/2010

Tiny clays curb big earthquakes

California's San Andreas fault is notorious for repeatedly generating major earthquakes and for being on the brink of producing the next "big one" in a heavily populated area. But the famously violent fault also has quieter ...

Jun 24, 2010
4.8 / 5 (4) 1 | with audio podcast

Virus works with gene to cause Crohn's-like illness

Scientists have shown that a specific virus can interact with a mutation in the host's genes to trigger disease. The observation may help explain why many people with disease risk genes do not actually develop disease.

Jun 24, 2010
5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast