Masters of the Planet, Learning from the Octopus, Darwin’s Devices, and Psychology’s Ghosts
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2012 issue of The Scientist.
Designing Transition-State Inhibitors
A transition-state mimic has the power to bind an enzyme at its tipping point as strongly as any available inhibitor and more strongly than most, preventing enzymatic activity.
Telomeres are repetitive, noncoding sequences that cap the ends of linear chromosomes. They consist of hexameric nucleotide sequences (TTAGGG in humans) repeated hundreds to thousands of times.
Spot the Moth
It’s a well-known story: The peppered moth’s ancestral typica phenotype is white with dark speckles.
With All Due Consideration
Scientists and their many hats
Speaking of Science
May 2012's selection of notable quotes
The Sound of Color
A completely colorblind musician and painter perceives the world in a new way with help from technology.