Top 10 Innovations 2016

This year’s list of winners celebrates both large leaps and small (but important) steps in life science technology.

Doors and Pores

The awesome architecture of the gateways to the nucleus

Notable Science Quotes

The importance of science innovation, publishing and gender, and more

News & Opinion

Covering the life sciences inside and out

Lawyers involved discuss the latest twist in the ongoing litigation that pits pathologist Fazlul Sarkar against anonymous commenters on the post-publication peer review site.

The human lymph nodes and spleen maintain unique, compartmentalized sets of naive T cells well into old age.

This fundamental form of scientific communication is threatened by modern recording technology and researchers who refuse to adhere to an age-old ethical code. 

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Retrieving Short-Term Memories

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Neurons can continue to capture a short-term memory without continuous firing, researchers show.  

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

Awards of $3 million each go to five researchers in the life sciences, recognizing their pioneering work on autophagy, DNA-damage response, Wnt signaling, and more.

Bosco Tjan of the University of Southern California studied how people adapt as they lose their vision.

Andrzej Tarkowski’s research laid the groundwork for future advances in cloning, stem cell research, and in vitro fertilization.

MRI scans and other assessments of high school football players reveal changes in brain tissue, correlated to head impacts, after just one season, researchers report.

Current Issue

December 2016

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Solving a long-standing structural puzzle will open the door to understanding one of the cell’s most enigmatic machines.

Researchers are abandoning the concept of a list of genes sequenced from a single individual, instead aiming for a way to describe all the genetic variation within a species.

This year’s list of winners celebrates both large leaps and small (but important) steps in life science technology.

Scientists are enlisting the help of pigeons, parrots, crows, jays, and other species to disprove the notion that human cognitive abilities are beyond those of other animals.

Multimedia

Video, Slideshows, Infographics

To make sense of the genetic variation within species, researchers are turning to the concept of the pangenome.

Meet the pigeons that are redefining what it means to behave like a human by displaying remarkable pattern recognition abilities.

The Marketplace

Sponsored Product Updates

The two tube sizes are the first in a range of new designs featuring an external thread.

This application note reviews how micro-volume instruments allow for absorbance measurement of very small volumes, which reduces the quantity needed from precious samples.

AMSBIO has expanded its wide and varied catalogue of primary and progenitor cell types 

AMSBIO announces a suite of high quality proteins and biotinylated proteins for research 

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