News & Opinion
Top 10 Innovations
Cell & Molecular Biology
Disease & Medicine
Ecology & Environment
Genetics & Genomics
Pharma & Biotech
Image of the Day
French Scientists Accuse National Institute of Discrimination
Christina Reed | Jul 22, 2019
For years, a committee at CNRS has bucked the recommendations of its researchers to hire two social scientists, and colleagues conclude that prejudice is at play.
Forced-Swim Test Criticized as Uninformative, Cruel
Catherine Offord | Jul 22, 2019
Some researchers and animal rights groups are amplifying their opposition to an assay that measures how long a rodent tries to stay afloat.
Pioneer in Bioethics Daniel Callahan Dies
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 22, 2019
He was the cofounder of the Hastings Center and wrote nearly 50 books on topics including abortion, aging, and medical progress.
EPA Will Not Ban Pesticide Linked to Neurological Issues
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 19, 2019
The agency argues that chlorpyrifos is one of few “cost-effective options” for controlling certain farm pests.
Neuroscientist Rahul Desikan Dies
Kerry Grens | Jul 19, 2019
He developed an MRI-based map of the human cortex, discovered genetic risk factors for neurodegenerative diseases, and wrote about his struggles with ALS.
WHO Declares Ebola Outbreak a Global Health Emergency
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 18, 2019
The current outbreak in Democratic Republic of Congo has been going on for nearly a year, and the new status could bring in more funding and assistance.
Optogenetic Manipulations Create Perception Without Sensory Input
Ruth Williams | Jul 18, 2019
Advanced single-cell optogenetic tools have enabled researchers to induce a learned behavior in mice without the associated visual cue.
Coral Deaths Spurred by Pollutants From Land
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 17, 2019
Runoff and waste may be more harmful to the animals than climate change.
Combination Strategy Nearly Eliminates Invasive Mosquitoes in Field
Abby Olena | Jul 17, 2019
Researchers use two techniques—
infection and irradiation—to suppress reproduction in populations of Asian tiger mosquitoes at two study sites in China.
Healthier Without Longevity Gene
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 17, 2019
Worms with the reproduction-related
gene deleted could fight off infection for longer and survived better when exposed to heat and radiation.