Most Recent

image: Prominent Salk Institute Scientist Inder Verma Resigns

Prominent Salk Institute Scientist Inder Verma Resigns

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 12, 2018

His decision came as an investigation into sexual harassment allegations against him was ongoing.  

3 Comments

image: Africa’s Oldest Baobab Trees Are Dying Suddenly

Africa’s Oldest Baobab Trees Are Dying Suddenly

By Catherine Offord | June 12, 2018

Although more evidence is needed to pin down a cause, researchers suspect that climate change is to blame.

1 Comment

image: Blood Test Predicts Pregnancy Due Date

Blood Test Predicts Pregnancy Due Date

By Kerry Grens | June 7, 2018

A small study based on circulating RNA in the blood of moms-to-be describes a technique that could be used to help predict who’s most at risk of preterm labor.

0 Comments

image: Dogs in Southern China Host Several Strains of Flu

Dogs in Southern China Host Several Strains of Flu

By Sukanya Charuchandra | June 6, 2018

They may be a prospective source for an influenza pandemic, researchers warn.  

0 Comments

The results suggest the virus could severely alter brain development in infants infected after birth, but blocking a signaling protein early on might ease certain symptoms.

0 Comments

Researchers find that conserving marsupials on a predator-free island dampens their avoidance behaviors, which could mean trouble for their reintroduction to mainland Australia.

0 Comments

Compared with their urban counterparts, babies and toddlers in rural Nigeria have gut microbiota that more closely resembles that of adults in their community.

0 Comments

The paper’s authors say bias may nevertheless be present in other steps of the granting process.

0 Comments

image: Contributors

Contributors

By Jim Daley | June 1, 2018

Meet some of the people featured in the June 2018 issue of The Scientist.

0 Comments

image: From Little Things Big Things Grow

From Little Things Big Things Grow

By Bob Grant | June 1, 2018

We should take comfort in the fact that life on Earth had such unassuming, shared beginnings.

0 Comments

Popular Now

  1. Prominent Salk Institute Scientist Inder Verma Resigns
  2. Anheuser-Busch Won’t Fund Controversial NIH Alcohol Study
  3. North American Universities Increasingly Cancel Publisher Packages
  4. “Public” T-Cell Receptors From Resistant People Fend Off HIV