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Edited By: Andrew Moore
Online ISSN: 1521-1878
BioEssays in the media
|In an interview with The Scientist, BioEssays' Editorial Board member Andreas Wagner talks about exaptations, their apparent ubiquity, and what they mean for the study of evolutionary biology (see also his latest Nature publication).|
BioEssays articles are frequently picked up by scientific bloggers and in the broad media. Here you can see which stories from BioEssays generated wide public interest and discussion.
|In this article, Joe Alcock et al. discuss how gastrointestinal microbiota manipulate human feeding behavior. This manipulation may involve neurochemical rewards, toxins, vagus nerve modulation, and manipulation of taste receptors, leading to cravings and unhealthy eating behavior.|
|In this article, Ann Morgan et al. discuss how the synthesis of pheomelanin, the pigment that gives red hair its color, is associated with increased oxidative stress in the skin and may thus lead to melanomagenesis.|
|In this article Didier Casane and Patrick Laurenti argue that the term 'living fossil' does not make sense from a tree-thinking perspective. Extant coelacanths are indeed quite different from their fossil counterparts and are evolving like everything else.|
Interestingly, the coelacanth genome was published in Nature shortly after this BioEssays article.
Some coverage can be found in the following blogs:
Pharyngula Science Blogs
Sandwalk - strolling with a skeptical biochemist
Fossilis (in French)