The Scientist

» obituary, cell & molecular biology and ecology

Most Recent

image: The RNA Age: A Primer

The RNA Age: A Primer

By | May 11, 2017

Our guide to all known forms of RNA, from cis-NAT to vault RNA and everything in between.

8 Comments

image: Developer of Amniocentesis Dies

Developer of Amniocentesis Dies

By | May 4, 2017

John Littlefield pioneered the use of the prenatal testing method in diagnosing genetic disorders in the womb.

0 Comments

image: More Details on How Pesticides Harm Bees

More Details on How Pesticides Harm Bees

By | May 3, 2017

Scientists report that thiamethoxam exposure impairs bumblebees’ reproduction and honey bees’ ability to fly.

0 Comments

image: Polio Vaccine Pioneer Dies

Polio Vaccine Pioneer Dies

By | May 2, 2017

Julius Youngner collaborated with Jonas Salk on the polio vaccine, and later identified interferon gamma and contributed to an equine influenza vaccine.

0 Comments

Scientists discover transcripts from the same gene that can express both proteins and noncoding RNA.  

1 Comment

image: Picking Out Patterns

Picking Out Patterns

By | May 1, 2017

Machine-learning algorithms can automate the analysis of cell images and data.

1 Comment

image: Valerie Horsley Gets Under Skin

Valerie Horsley Gets Under Skin

By | May 1, 2017

The Yale University cell and molecular biologist is probing the deep mysteries of epidermal cells.

1 Comment

From fish harvests to cottonwood forests, organisms display evidence that species change can occur on timescales that can influence ecological processes.

5 Comments

image: Infographic: Proteasome Basics

Infographic: Proteasome Basics

By | May 1, 2017

The structure and function of the cell's protein-degrading machine

0 Comments

Guppies transplanted between different communities in Trinidadian streams evolved in response to changes in predation threat in just a few generations.

1 Comment

Popular Now

  1. Secret Eugenics Conference Uncovered at University College London
  2. Like Humans, Walruses and Bats Cuddle Infants on Their Left Sides
  3. How Do Infant Immune Systems Learn to Tolerate Gut Bacteria?
  4. Scientists Continue to Use Outdated Methods
AAAS