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Sex and Drugs

Did 20th-century pharmaceutical and technological advances shape modern sexual behaviors?

Bird’s-Eye Proteomics

A guide to mass spectrometers that can handle the top-down-proteomics challenge


Penises and vaginas are not just simple sperm delivery and reception organs. They have been perfected by eons of sexual conflict.

Speaking of Sex

July 2014’s selection of notable quotes

That Loving Feeling

There are no FDA-approved drugs to treat low sexual desire in women, but not for lack of trying.

Semen Says

Scientists report for the first time that a snail’s seminal fluid proteins can suppress the mating success of the male side of its hermaphroditic partner.

News & Opinion

Covering the life sciences inside and out

image: Opinion: Lab Safety Lapses Tell Larger Story

Opinion: Lab Safety Lapses Tell Larger Story


Recent security issues within US government labs reveal deficiencies in biorisk management programs.

Researchers use the CRISPR/Cas9 method to remove the virus from the host genome in human cell lines.

Scientists discover a broad spectrum of alternatively spliced human protein variants within a well-studied family of genes.  

A new study finds that Helicobacter pylori home in on small lesions in the stomach and promote ulceration within minutes of epithelial injury.

The Nutshell

Daily News Roundup

The latest genome-wide search for genetic variants tied to the psychiatric disorder triples the number of candidates.

Researchers determine that heritability outweighs non-genetic risk factors when it comes to the developmental disorder.

Researchers detect traces of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in the air of a barn housing an infected camel.

Conversion of white fat to brown is associated with muscle atrophy and weight loss in cancer patients.

Current Issue

July 2014

Sexual selection doesn’t end when females choose a mate. Females and males of many animal species employ an array of tactics to stack the deck in their reproductive favor.

Birds do it. Bees do it. We do it. But not without a physical, biochemical, and genetic price. How did the costly practice of sex become so commonplace?

Across the animal kingdom, dominance isn’t the only way for a male to score. Colluding, sneaking around, or cross-dressing can work, too.


Video, Slideshows, Infographics

Flying dinos, genetic pacemakers, and dangerous microbes on the loose

Watch flightless dung beetles (Circellium bacchus), sneaky copulators and crap connoisseurs, do their thing in South Africa.

The Marketplace

New Product Press Releases

Asynt announces PressureSyn – the new, state-of-the-art, 125ml working volume high pressure reactor.

INTEGRA VIAFLO 96 multichannel pipette.

Mystaire® Inc, Creedmoor NC announces the release of Aura® Elite Ductless Fume Hood.

Featuring New PeakForce IR SPM Mode for Comprehensive Nanocharacterization.

The EZ-2 Elite Centrifugal Evaporator from Genevac has been designed to provide unmatched final drying of stubborn samples and fast lyophilisation of HPLC fractions.

BioTek Launches Enhanced SiLA Compliant Software for Washers/Dispensers.

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