Yan: Four-Legged Refugee Threat

Yan: Four-Legged Refugee Threat

Reporting for HuffPost, Wudan Yan describes Rohingya refugees escaping violence in Myanmar only to encounter a new threat—from elephants. Camps in Bangladesh near the Myanmar border seem to be right where elephants want to wander as they look for food and water....
Arnold: Pain Alternatives

Arnold: Pain Alternatives

Underlying the U.S. opioid-addiction crisis is widespread chronic pain, writes Catherine Arnold—and we have few treatment options. In a piece that won a 2018 gold Hermes Creative Award, Catherine tells of a University of Utah Health research team that has a $10...
Peeples: Now’s the Time

Peeples: Now’s the Time

In her first feature for Nature, Lynne examines a potentially neglected factor in personalized medicine. Could synchronizing therapy with a patient’s circadian clock improve effectiveness? Lynne (@lynnepeeps) talks to researchers who are studying if and how...
Wanucha: Building Your Brain

Wanucha: Building Your Brain

Spring is here and Genevieve Wanucha, editor of the University of Washington Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center’s Dimensions magazine, has released this season’s issue (pdf). Look for a feature by Genevieve on six practical activities for building brain...

Dolan: Rip-Rap Research

Our shorelines are armored, writes Maria Dolan in Ensia. But that isn’t necessarily good. Seawalls, rip-rap (jumbled boulders), and other ways of shoreline protection affect the local ecosystem. Maria writes about scientists in Washington State and elsewhere who...

Ostrander: Repeating History?

In Undark, Madeline Ostrander reviews a book on ancient Rome that suggests parallels to our own times. But instead of political analysis, Madeline (@madelinevo) writes, scientific evidence is the backbone of The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire...