Capuchin monkeys are adept at using tools, and show a sophisticated understanding of their actions. A new study tests their ability to use multiple tools sequentially and meaningfully. How did they do? Read the story here: Monkey Tool Time .
As many of my regular readers know, my one-and-only child is one of the millions of people living under the diagnostic description of “Autism Spectrum.” Autism spectrum disorders are complex. No two people on the spectrum share the same characteristics. … Continue reading →
Every few weeks, I get a request to review papers for a conference. (For those who are sciencey types, a lot of engineering conferences require full, peer-reviewed papers rather than abstracts.) At first, this was rather cool and accepted the first half dozen that came to me. Then I started realizing that it was a […]
Dr Yang Wang and colleagues from Vanderbilt University have shown a novel mechanism of cancer development through EGFR negative regulator, LRIG1. Stem cells are responsible for tissue proliferation and regeneration. Intestinal epithelium, a single layer of cells lining the intestine that separate external and internal environment, is a highly regenerative tissue, with old cells replaced [...]
Today’s prompt for the Kickin’ it Old Skool Blog-a-Thon is to list ten things that we know. Ten things that we have absolutely no doubt about. Because it’s the end of the semester, I can put one item on my … Continue reading →