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Studies of infected rhesus monkeys reveal the virus’s long-term hiding places in the body.

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Behavior Brief


A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research

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Developing Brains in Dishes


Two studies report methods to mimic human fetal brain development using neurons derived from human induced pluripotent stem cells that form 3-D, brain-like structures. 

The Scientist's Bob Grant and Tracy Vence are in the nation's capital, covering the demonstration designed to celebrate the research enterprise and advocate for evidence-based policymaking.

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

The US Environmental Protection Agency removed information about global warming and greenhouse gas emissions that doesn’t jibe with the Trump administration’s views.

Researchers submitting manuscripts to the Nature family of journals, as well as other Springer titles need to register for a unique author identifier.

Where Zika virus persists in monkeys; more-advanced mini brains; artificial womb supports fetal lambs for weeks; cancer mutations in stem cell lines; science marches around the globe

Scientists are criticizing the claim that hominins were in North America more than 100,000 years earlier than the currently accepted estimation.

Current Issue

April 2017

Issue Cover: Targeting Tumors

Researchers unravel the sophisticated ways cancers evade treatments, including immunotherapies, designed to destroy them.

Tumors’ mutations can encode the seeds of their own destruction, in the form of immunogenic peptides recognized by T cells.

Across many diseases, taking medication at specific times of day may make the therapy more effective.

In the middle of the 20th century, the National Cancer Institute began testing plant extracts for chemotherapeutic potential—helping to discover some drugs still in use today.


Video, Slideshows, Infographics

The Scientist’s Bob Grant caught up with demonstrators who participated in the March for Science in Washington, DC, on April 22.

Maize enthusiast Jason Karl aims to continue breaking his own records for the tallest corn plants ever grown.

The Marketplace

Sponsored Product Updates

Genevac announces a major new online video resource for any lab tasked with removing solvent from its samples.

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