In some venues, the issue of where information comes from in biology comes up regularly. But I guess this isn’t one of those venues. Nevertheless, I think it’s a useful topic to address if we’re attempting a comprehensive look at evolutionary biology.
One of the bigger challenges, both in terms of numbers of infections and difficulty in developing a vaccine, is malaria. A variety of malaria vaccine approaches have been proposed and developed. The best result to date was a finding of 55% efficacy in a large scale trial, meaning vaccinated individuals were a little less than half as likely to become infected. Now, a new study of a different vaccine demonstrated 77% efficacy in a moderate scale test, comparable to a phase II trial.
Honeybee dancing gets a lot of press, but that’s not the only kind of message they can send. Honeybees can also use scents for signaling.
The votes are in, the bracket is complete, and we have a most pressing science & faith question: How much should science inform religious practice? If I thought my seedings had any meaning, this would be a Cinderella story, the lowest seed in the Theology & Religion going on to take it all. Now that […]
I left out pandemic topics in part because I wanted this series to provide some respite from them and in part because their urgency is only temporary. Still, public health remains my vocation and so my thoughts never stray too far from SARS-CoV-2. That also means I am extra motivated to do what I can to bring about a time when I can put my focus elsewhere.