Archive: 16/01/2008

Scientists discover a new player in innate immune response

All multicellular animals have an innate immune system: When bacteria, parasites or fungi invade the organism, small protein molecules are released that eliminate the attackers. Scientists of the German Cancer Research Center ...

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Starfish strike at coral kingdom

Outbreaks of the notorious crown of thorns starfish now threaten the “coral triangle” – the richest center of coral reef biodiversity on Earth. That’s the finding of recent scientific surveys by the ARC Centre of ...

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Climate influence on deep sea populations

In an article published in the January 16 issue of PLoS ONE, Joan B. Company and colleagues at the Institut de Ciències del Mar (CSIC) in Spain describe a mechanism of interaction across ecosystems showing how a climate-driven ...

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