Inspired by Nature

Researchers are borrowing designs from the natural world to advance biomedicine.

Silence of the Lambs

A die-off of newborn lambs in Australia leads to the discovery of a new toxin and clues to a devastating liver disease in children.

The Spleen Collectors

Donated organs are helping researchers map out the immune system in humans.

Building Bigger Beefsteaks

Understanding the genetics of stem cell population maintenance in plants producing jumbo tomatoes could help scientists generate more-massive fruits.

News & Opinion

Covering the life sciences inside and out

Researchers deploy ancestors of today’s adeno-associated viruses to deliver gene therapies without immune system interference.

Scientists build a specialized ribosome with linked subunits that can translate designer transcripts in bacteria.

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Moving MERS Therapies Forward


Scientists wonder whether they can obtain the resources to test experimental vaccines and treatments in humans.

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Behavior Brief


A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

The US Food and Drug Administration green lights the first medicine produced by a 3-D printer for use in the human body.

Researchers tone down their highly publicized study that reported the presence of deadly pathogens on New York City subways.

The Ontario Superior Court of Justice rules that the Canadian Broadcasting Company did not commit libel in its documentary series on fraud allegations against Ranjit Chandra.

Scientists air their most embarrassing fieldwork flubs on Twitter.

Current Issue

August 2015

Humans have spiked ecosystems with a flood of active pharmaceuticals. The drugs are feminizing male fish, confusing birds, and worrying scientists.

Researchers are borrowing designs from the natural world to advance biomedicine.

The maternal-fetal interface plays important roles in the health of both mother and baby, even after birth.

This year marks the 150th anniversary of an autopsy report describing the first known case of a sexual development disorder.


Video, Slideshows, Infographics

Meet Wolf Reik, August Profilee and Babraham Institute director of research.

Learn more about biliary atresia, a disease that inflicts newborn babies and young lambs whose mothers eat poisonous plants.

The Marketplace

New Product Press Releases

The Ultravap Levante™ is a new introduction to Porvair Sciences’ popular series of nitrogen blow-down sample concentrators and evaporators.

Evaporator System for Academic Multi-User Environments

Fast evaporation from vacuum-assisted vortex concentration technology

Lonza to Expand the Availability of the RAFT™ 3D Cell Culture System.

High Performance Multi-Mode Microplate Reader

AMSBIO has launched a new range of human exosomes.

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