Psychology & Psychiatry

Is symptom expression a form of communication?

Symptoms of illness are not inevitably tied to an underlying disease —rather, many organisms, including humans, adapt their symptom expression to suit their needs. That's the finding of Arizona State University's Leonid ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

The genetic key to conquering cholera

Researchers have long understood that genetics can play a role in how susceptible people are to contracting cholera, but a team of Harvard scientists is now uncovering evidence of genetic changes that might also help protect ...

Genetics

Evolving genes lead to evolving genes

Researchers have designed a method that can universally test for evolutionary adaption, or positive (Darwinian) selection, in any chosen set of genes, using re-sequencing data such as that generated by the 1000 Genomes Project. ...

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