The Aha! Moment, Imagine, Ignorance, and The Age of Insight
Meet some of the people featured in the June 2012 issue of The Scientist.
Food for Thought
Plant research remains grossly underfunded, despite the demand for increased crop production to support a growing population.
Digging the Underground Life
A rare peek inside the subterranean home of the naked mole-rat
One of the naked mole-rat’s amazing qualities is the reduced ability to feel certain kinds of pain.
Delivering New Genes
Gene therapies typically involve the introduction of genetic material into target cells to replace or supplement an existing, usually dysfunctional, gene.
Messing with HIV
Sangamo Biosciences is putting a different spin on gene therapy.
In 1929 and 1930, Johns Hopkins Medical School surgeon Warfield Firor carried out a series of experiments to determine how long blood could flow between animals with joined circulatory systems. Without using any anti-coagulants, Firor attempted to es
Best in Industry, 2012
Whether working for a pharmaceutical giant or a biotech start-up with a unique vision, researchers who responded to this year’s Best Places to Work in Industry survey are translating society’s most pressing scientific needs into a new generation of drugs, research tools, and cutting-edge innovations.
Shortly after a rat infested supply ship ran around in Lord Howe Island off the east coast of Australia in 1918, the newly introduced mammals wiped out the island's phasmids—stick insects the size of a human hand.