Science Life: Research and Discoveries

Crow, image by Ken Bohn/San Diego Zoo Global
Why birds are smarter than you think

Scientists from the UChicago show that some neurons in bird brains form the same kind of circuitry and have the same molecular signature as cells that enable connectivity between different areas of the mammalian brain. The researchers found that alligators share these cell types as well, suggesting that while mammal, bird and reptile brains have very different anatomical structures, they operate using the same shared set of brain cell types.

Small molecules set up security system to defend the genome
Germ line cells of C. elegans showing PIWI and piRNAs
Specific microbes in digestive tract can boost success for cancer immunotherapy