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

With the Beastcam, conservation biologists can capture the minute details of endangered species in stunning 3-D models.

Scientists propose a modified critical incident reporting system to help combat the reproducibility crisis.

Researchers find evidence of antibiotic resistance genes in the DNA of viruses that infect bacteria.

image: PubPeer Wins Appeal on Anonymous Comments

PubPeer Wins Appeal on Anonymous Comments

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The Michigan Court of Appeals rules that anonymous commenters on the post-publication peer review website are protected under the First Amendment.

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

“CiteScore,” which ranks twice as many journals compared with publications assigned impact factors, makes its debut during a contentious time for journal metrics.

The iconic mammals have been declining in number for decades and could face extinction if conservation measures are not enacted.

Scientists present evidence of bacteria-driven mating in flagellate eukaryotes at the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting.

Scott Pruitt, who does not believe in man-made climate change, has sued the Environmental Protection Agency over policies aimed at reducing carbon emissions.

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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

Members of the Digital Life Project are using an array cameras to capture the minute details of endangered species.

Highlights from the American Society for Cell Biology’s 2016 video grant competition

The Marketplace

Sponsored Product Updates

This application note reviews how hollow fiber bioreactors can be used to culture cells at tissue-like densities over long periods of time.

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Enables detailed control in thawing of cell and gene therapies

Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics and Genomics plc first to sequence multiple human genomes

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

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

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