The Nutshell

» genetics & genomics, funding and cell & molecular biology

Daily News Roundup

Most Recent

image: The Complex Tissue Shop

The Complex Tissue Shop

By Cristina Luiggi | December 7, 2011

Over the past decade, researchers at RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Japan have generated complex tissues, including mouse retinas and Purkinje cells (a type of neuron) that integrated appropriately into the mouse fetal brain.

0 Comments

image: Salaries for University Presidents

Salaries for University Presidents

By Edyta Zielinska | December 6, 2011

Some university presidents are earning more than ever despite their schools’ poor performance.

0 Comments

image: The DNA Data Problem

The DNA Data Problem

By Bob Grant | December 5, 2011

Has life science reached a tipping point in how it handles mountains of genomic information?

6 Comments

image: Stem Cells: Old vs. New

Stem Cells: Old vs. New

By Bob Grant | December 2, 2011

A new study finds key differences between established and new human embryonic stem cell lines.

0 Comments

image: Astronaut Worms Return from Space

Astronaut Worms Return from Space

By Jef Akst | December 1, 2011

After 6 months in orbit, Caenorhabditis elegans return to Earth—alive and well.

3 Comments

image: EU Seeks $100 Billion for Research

EU Seeks $100 Billion for Research

By Tia Ghose | December 1, 2011

In the midst of the continent’s economic troubles, the European Commission is pushing for a big rise in science funding.

0 Comments

image: Shortness Gene Identified

Shortness Gene Identified

By Tia Ghose | November 29, 2011

Deleted gene regions may cause some people to be of extremely short stature.

0 Comments

image: DNA Barcoding Boom

DNA Barcoding Boom

By Jef Akst | November 29, 2011

This week, 450 scientists and industry experts gather at the University of Adelaide in Australia to discuss one of the latest fads in biology—species identification with minimal DNA.

0 Comments

image: Sweet Potato Gets Funding

Sweet Potato Gets Funding

By Tia Ghose | November 23, 2011

Two research centers have announced funding for scientists to study the Thanksgiving staple

0 Comments

image: Science Avoids Big Budget Cuts

Science Avoids Big Budget Cuts

By Jef Akst | November 22, 2011

Congress has passed a spending bill that spares some of the country’s biggest science agencies from the worst of the deficit-reduction measures.

0 Comments

Popular Now

  1. Two University of Rochester Professors Resign in Protest
  2. Dartmouth Professor Investigated for Sexual Misconduct Retires
  3. Theranos Leaders Indicted For Fraud
    The Nutshell Theranos Leaders Indicted For Fraud

    Federal prosecutors filed criminal charges that allege the company’s promise to revolutionize blood testing swindled investors out of hundreds of millions of dollars and put patients in danger.

  4. Koko the Signing Gorilla Dies at 46