Mantis shrimp punch down, pick on smaller rivals to steal their homes

A perfect home is hard to find, and some mantis shrimp called “smashers” for their clublike arm work hard to locate one that’s just right. If the home already has an owner, the invader will fight fiercely to evict it.  To find out how aggressively this tiny crustacean will fight to throw out a previous […]

USC study reveals one-two punch of symptoms that exacerbate Alzheimer’s

A new Alzheimer’s study found that impaired blood flow in the brain is correlated with the buildup of tau tangles, a hallmark indicator of cognitive decline. The work, published this week in the Journal of Neuroscience, suggests that treatments targeting vascular health in the brain — as well as amyloid plaques and tau tangles — […]