Can we drink pure fruit juice instead of eating whole fruit?

The Nutrition Society Paper of the Month for January is from the British Journal of Nutrition and is entitled ‘Pure fruit juice and fruit consumption and the risk of CVD: the European Prospective Investigation into Cancer and Nutrition–Netherlands (EPIC-NL) study’.


How to increase litter size in rabbits?

The animal article of the month for March is ‘Correlated responses on litter size traits and survival traits after two-stage selection for ovulation rate and litter size in rabbits’ Litter size is the most important economic trait in prolific species and the only selection criteria for maternal rabbit commercial lines.…


Q&A with the new Editor-in-Chief of Genetics Research, Marc Tischkowitz

What do you think is distinctive about Genetics Research? It is one of the oldest genetics journals, having been founded only a few years after the discovery of DNA and some very famous geneticists have published in it.…


Cambridge University Press signs major UK Open Access deal

Cambridge University Press has agreed a Read and Publish deal with Jisc Collections, which will help UK universities and colleges make a sustainable transition to publishing Open Access content in our Cambridge journals.…


As Governance Evolves, So Should Our Tools for Studying It

Decision making in highly contentious public policy domains can become mired in political conflict, leaving important policy problems unaddressed. To remedy this, public agencies across levels of government are experimenting with non-traditional governance approaches that emphasize conflict reduction and negotiation among diverse stakeholders.…


Trypanosomatids: a Different Way of Being a Eukaryote

The latest Paper of the Month from Parasitology is ‘Recent advances in trypanosomatid research: genome organization, expression, metabolism, taxonomy and evolution‘ by Prof.…


Machines may soon replace healthcare workers in some aspects of their traditional roles

Machines may soon replace healthcare workers in some aspects of their traditional roles. Artificial intelligence (AI) is increasingly mastering rule-based tasks, and acting as a powerful decision-making tool  and monitoring system to support clinicians. Providers in Radiation Medicine are becoming familiar with the ways in which AI could both augment care and necessitate a shift in professional roles While related innovations could create major efficiencies and improvements in care, it could lead to job loss and to ethical and legal risks for those working alongside AI.…


Thank the oceans for softening the blow of climate change

Climate change is the greatest challenge facing humanity. It’s an almighty catastrophe that will only become worse with time. We’ll be seeing more powerful storms, increasingly devastating wildfires, longer droughts and recurring floods, to name but a few of the impacts of climate change that are quickly becoming commonplace globally.…


First country-wide distribution survey of the Endangered Asian elephant: towards better elephant conservation and management in Sri Lanka

Asian elephants are a paradox in many ways. They are an Endangered species whose global population is less than one tenth of that of African elephants.…


Ever New and Increasing Awe

From our perspective, life seems meaningful—and not just full of personally meaningful things, like having children or playing Bach perfectly. Most of us live our lives as if there is an answer to the callings of our deepest soul longings. We live as if what we do matters in some sort of cosmic way. Human life feels as though it has purpose and function and meaning.


“Spirit to Spirit”: The Imagery of the Kiss in the Zohar and its Possible Sources

The study illustrates the ways in which Platonic and Neoplatonic concepts were appropriated by the early Kabbalists and their expression through myth and symbol in Zoharic literature.


Reassessing the First Red Scare of 1919-20 at its Centennial

The time has come to take stock of both our historical understanding of the First Red Scare and what it means for us today. The January 2019 issue of The Journal of the Gilded Age and Progressive Era, which I had the honor to guest edit, is the first substantial scholarly collaboration entirely focused on the Red Scare of 1919-20 and marks the onset of its centennial by uniting exciting and recent, but previously disparate, perspectives.