With inquisitive minds and tools as simple as a Waring blender, the work of early phage researchers such as Max Delbruck, Seymour Benzer, and Alfred Hershey generated much of the knowledge underlying contemporary molecular biology.
RNA interference (RNAi) is fast becoming an essential tool for academic and industrial labs searching for genes that promote or inhibit cancer.
In the early years of the 20th century, a new theory, quantum mechanics, revolutionized physicists' understanding of nature.
More than 2,000 years ago, Hippocrates wrote: "Leave your drugs in the chemist's pot if you can heal the patient with food."
Charles Darwin spotted it.
The first published study linking gene to disease is often far from the last word on the subject.
The body of a caterpillar is the site of both a great feast and a gruesome familial struggle.
Psychiatrists can draw upon long clinical experience with adult patients to surmise why antidepressant medications foster suicidal thoughts and behavior in some children, as the US Food and Drug Administration warned this fall.
Low-calorie diets extend lifespan in almost every model tested, but scientists can't yet agree on what controls this phenomenon.
Deciphering genetic relationships in cognitive function takes serious effort.