News & Opinion

Covering the life sciences inside and out

With its recruitment of dedicated “preprint editors,” PLOS Genetics makes official the practice of soliciting non-peer–reviewed manuscripts posted online. 

The marine predators may use the mechanosensory hairs to detect fish that are hiding motionless on the seafloor.

Constant exposure to the sounds of a busy road can impact a male European tree frog’s stress levels, immune system, and vocal sac coloration, scientists show.

image: Replication Complications

Replication Complications

By

An initiative to replicate key findings in cancer biology yields a preliminary conclusion: it’s difficult.

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

A newly discovered superphylum of archaea may be related to a microbe that engulfed a bacterium to give rise to complex eukaryotic life.

Person-to-person transmission of carbapenem-resistant Enterobacteriaceae in US hospitals may be occurring without symptoms, a new study suggests. 

Infected with Wolbachia, the insects are expected to reduce the spread of dengue and Zika. But scientists say the approach may have limitations.

Proposed legislation would eliminate academic tenure at public universities in Iowa and Missouri, echoing a move that has already gutted such permanent posts in Wisconsin.

Current Issue

January 2017

Issue Cover: Driving Out Disease

Meet the researchers working to untangle the mystery of a Missouri home filled with bones by bringing cutting-edge technologies into the crime lab.

An entire industry has sprung up around resurrecting failed drugs and recycling existing compounds for novel indications.

Introducing genetic changes into mosquito populations could be key to effective malaria control.

Researchers and institutions seek to bridge the gap between emerging life science professionals and available positions.

Multimedia

Video, Slideshows, Infographics

Anole lizards inhabiting the Caribbean islands display some of the key principles of evolution.

Forensic scientists have been using rudimentary molecular techniques for decades. But advanced forensic anthropology technologies and methods are just now coming to the fore in some investigations.

The Marketplace

Sponsored Product Updates

The CELLSEARCH® System will join Menarini-Silicon Biosystems’ family of advanced diagnostics.

Updates to infrared detector line-up

Extension of key CRISPR license and grant-funded research.

The company’s first lateral flow product specific to antibody labeling.

The VIAFLO ASSIST personal pipetting assistant from INTEGRA has been selected by Linkage Biosciences

MEDIAJET from INTEGRA offers the unique flexibility to fill Petri dishes of various sizes

Popular Now

  1. Scientists Activate Predatory Instinct in Mice
  2. National Academies Detail the State of Weed Science
  3. Neural Mechanism Links Alcohol Consumption to Binge Eating
  4. Image of the Day: Monkey Business
    Image of the Day Image of the Day: Monkey Business

    For the first time, researchers have documented interspecies sexual behavior between a male Japanese macaque and a female sika deer.

Featured Comment

    The lesson here is for scientists to be watchful and very, very vocal in the defense of the research enterprise. No more can the phrase “the science will speak for itself” be uttered from any responsible scientist.

- Paul Stein, House Panel: Defund Studies on Fetal Tissue Obtained from Abortions
 
RayBiotech