PNAS in the News

Antibiotics against vancomycin-resistant bacteria

Researchers report chemical modifications to vancomycin that circumvent existing resistance mechanisms in bacteria while conferring additional and independent mechanisms of antimicrobial action.



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Freeze-dried sperm on the International Space Station

Researchers report the birth of healthy offspring from mouse sperm preserved in space.



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Backbone configuration in Australopithecus

Analysis of a 3.3 million-year-old Australopithecus afarensis skeleton from Ethiopia provides evidence that this early hominin had 12 thoracic vertebrae like modern humans and unlike extant African apes.



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Teaching Resources in PNAS

As a world-class multidisciplinary research journal, PNAS offers a wealth of content—from Core Concepts articles that explain a trending topic in a given field, to the ability to quickly download figures and tables for PowerPoint slides—that will enhance course curricula and encourage classroom discussion. These informative resources are collected here in the PNAS Teaching Resources Portal.


Canonical URL: Profile of King-Wai Yau
Jun 13, 2017
Canonical URL: Profile of Ian A. Wilson
May 09, 2017
Canonical URL: Profile of Paul Slovic
Mar 07, 2017
Canonical URL: Profile of David Heeger
Feb 21, 2017


Interview with 2016 Cozzarelli Prize Winners Fernando Colchero, Roland Rau, and Susan Alberts
Fernando Colchero, Roland Rau, and Susan Alberts describe the relationship between lifespan equality and average lifespan. Image courtesy of Mark Finkenstaedt.