Hidden Menace

Curing HIV means finding and eradicating viruses still lurking in the shadows.

Early AIDS Messages

Early HIV/AIDS posters raised awareness about the disease and later encouraged behavioral changes to prevent its spread.

Miraculous Activist

Timothy Ray Brown, commonly referred to as the “Berlin patient,” does not want to be the only person cured of AIDS.

Seeded by Weeds

More than 50 years after cross-contamination of cultured cell lines was recognized, the problem continues to plague the scientific community.

News & Opinion

Covering the life sciences inside and out

A study shows that the hippocampus selects which information to send, and where, during different behaviors.

Researchers inject retinal support cells derived from human embryonic stem cells into the eyes of four men with macular degeneration, bolstering evidence of the experimental treatment’s safety.

Three studies identify roles for N6-methyladenosine in algae, worms, and flies.

Scientists reengineer a Cas9 enzyme that naturally targets bacterial RNA to stymie hepatitis C inside human cells.

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

Cytoskeleton specialist Alan Hall was best known for unpacking the roles of Rho GTPases.   

Small molecules that mimic the T-cell surface receptor CD4 could expose the virus to antibody-based immune responses.

Researchers use chemicals to manipulate the behavior of mice.

Species die-offs are expected to accelerate as greenhouse gases accumulate, according to a meta-analysis.

Current Issue

May 2015

Curing HIV means finding and eradicating viruses still lurking in the shadows.

Recent discoveries are spurring a renaissance in HIV vaccine research and development.

As researchers conduct the most rigorous human trials of cardiac cell therapies yet attempted, a clear picture of whether these treatments actually work is imminent.

A retired entomologist discovers a world of behavioral diversity in the courtship rituals of a well-studied moth species.


Video, Slideshows, Infographics

Timothy Ray Brown, the first and only patient to ever be cured of AIDS, is bringing his message of to the effort to find a more widespread solution to the AIDS epidemic.

An animated primer on the harvesting, growth, and administration of cardiac cells to heart attack patients

The Marketplace

New Product Press Releases

Features user friendly touchscreen operation which enables a wide range of programmed injection applications.

Personal cytometer for life science research, bioprocessing, water quality and many other applications.

New Balances Support Lean Processes and Bring Comfort to Daily Weighing Tasks

More than 50% lighter than conventional racks, yet don't compromise on strength and are completely recyclable.

Enables More Informed Casework Decisions.

Software provides simple but powerful solution for designing CRISPR experiments.

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