Content: Volume 9, Issue 3
Stressful memories help plants resist caterpillars
Global yields of major food crops, such as rice and wheat, are estimated to be reduced by one fifth due to damage from pests and diseases. Chemical pesticides are currently the primary control strategy in agriculture. Unfortunately, these chemicals can be harmful to human health... click to read more
The loss of our glaciers over the 21st century: a future we can control
Glaciers around the globe share with us a story of rapid change. Many are shrinking at a pace that is unprecedented since observations began, providing powerful indicators of global warming. The observed glacier changes reveal the impact that our greenhouse gas emissions have on even... click to read more
How HIV-infected cells use immune checkpoints to evade the human immune system
About 38 million people live with Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) worldwide and hopes for a significant reduction of new transmissions have only partially materialized. In contrast to other infectious diseases that can be readily cured with short-term antimicrobial treatment, HIV-1 infection remains incurable and requires... click to read more
Can we use a magnet to see brain inflammation?
The brain: that beautiful and complex organ that we all possess and use to control the body, and with which the body interacts in multiple ways. The embodied brain maintains - most of the time - a harmonious equilibrium that results in a robust and... click to read more
Danger! Glacial lake outburst floods ahead!
Knowing where GLOF danger is highest globally is key for preventing future disasters. Over the last 30 years as the climate has warmed, glaciers across the world have retreated and water from the melting glaciers has collected, forming glacial lakes. These glacial lakes can burst,... click to read more