Our Dying Planet, Here Be Dragons, Rat Island, Harnessed
Meet some of the people featured in the January 2012 issue of The Scientist.
Inflammation, Pain, and Resolvins
Not all inflammation leads to pain. Despite widespread infection followed by fever, colds rarely cause pain. But when some cytokines and certain immune cells are active near pain-sensing nerves, they trigger receptors that convey pain sensations to the brain.
In July 1587, a British colonist named John White accompanied 117 people to settle a small island sheltered within the barrier islands of what would become North Carolina’s Outer Banks.
Bucknell University mammalogist DeeAnn Reeder raises nets high into the darkened forest canopies of South Sudan to catch bats.
2011's Best and Brightest
In its brief, 4-year history, The Scientist’s annual Top 10 Innovations contest has become a showcase of the coolest life science tools to emerge in the previous year.
In with the New
There is definitely no shortage of technological innovation in the life sciences.
Speaking of Science
January 2012's selection of notable quotes