The Scientist

» obituary

Most Recent

image: Pioneering Neuroscientist Dies

Pioneering Neuroscientist Dies

By Diana Kwon | July 31, 2017

Marian Diamond, a former University of California, Berkeley, professor, discovered the first evidence for neuroplasticity and studied Einstein’s brain.

2 Comments

S. Allen Counter pursued scientific questions within various cultures throughout the world.

0 Comments

image: Bioethicist and Law Professor Dies

Bioethicist and Law Professor Dies

By Kerry Grens | July 6, 2017

John Robertson was known for his contributions to reproductive medicine ethics and for solidifying the scholarly connection between biomedicine and law.

0 Comments

image: Crystallography Innovator Dies

Crystallography Innovator Dies

By Kerry Grens | June 26, 2017

Philip Coppens, who developed photocrystallography, has passed away at age 86.

0 Comments

image: Distinguished Autism Researcher Dies

Distinguished Autism Researcher Dies

By Diana Kwon | June 13, 2017

A child neurologist, Isabelle Rapin popularized the notion that autism was part of a spectrum of disorders.

0 Comments

image: Former Head of Genzyme Dies

Former Head of Genzyme Dies

By Diana Kwon | May 15, 2017

Henri Termeer helped usher the biotech company into an industry behemoth.

0 Comments

image: Developer of Amniocentesis Dies

Developer of Amniocentesis Dies

By Aggie Mika | May 4, 2017

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

0 Comments

image: Polio Vaccine Pioneer Dies

Polio Vaccine Pioneer Dies

By Kerry Grens | 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

image: Pioneering HIV Researcher Dies

Pioneering HIV Researcher Dies

By Tracy Vence | April 13, 2017

Mark Wainberg, a professor of biology and virology at McGill University, has passed away unexpectedly at age 71.

0 Comments

image: Notable Science Quotes

Notable Science Quotes

By The Scientist Staff | April 1, 2017

Eugene Garfield, the cancer moonshot, employee genetic testing, and more

0 Comments

Popular Now

  1. Stem Cell Vaccine Protects Mice From Cancer
  2. Love in the Scientific Literature
    News Analysis Love in the Scientific Literature

    There are countless ways for scientists to say, “I love you.” Naming a slime-mold beetle after your wife (and another after your ex-wife) is, apparently, one of them.  

  3. Nobel Prize–Winning Biologist Dies
  4. CDC: Flu Vaccine 36 Percent Effective So Far
AAAS