An embryonic cell's fate is sealed by the speed of a signal

When embryonic cells get the signal to specialize the call can come quickly. Or it can arrive slowly. Now, new research from Rockefeller University suggests the speed at which a cell in an embryo receives that signal has ...

Image: Fires in California and Oregon

The Little Deer fire in California began as a lightning strike on July 31, 2014. Currently it has burned 4,700 acres and is 43% contained however there has been increased humidity over the fire the last 24 hours with shifting ...

Eiler and Bald Fires in California

The Eiler wildfire which began on July 31, 2014, has almost consumed 26,000 acres. It is currently unknown as to the cause of this fire. The weather patterns currently around this fire do not bode well for a quick containment. ...

Bertha now a hurricane over Atlantic

Bertha picked up strength Monday to become the second hurricane of the Atlantic season, but the storm is not expected to make landfall on the US East Coast, forecasters said.

Protective hinge process enables insulin to bind to cells

Since its landmark discovery in 1922, insulin has improved the health and extended the lives of more than 500 million people worldwide with diabetes mellitus. Yet the question of how this key hormone binds to its target cells ...

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