The Scientist

» microscope, disease/medicine and immunology

Most Recent

image: MERS Common in Camels

MERS Common in Camels

By Rina Shaikh-Lesko | February 25, 2014

Study suggests many camels in Saudi Arabia are infected with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus at some point in their lives.


image: Paper-Based Cancer Test?

Paper-Based Cancer Test?

By Jef Akst | February 25, 2014

Nanoscale agents that detect disease-associated synthetic biomarkers in urine could one day streamline the diagnosis of tumors, heart disease, and more.

1 Comment

image: Next Generation: Sensor-Laden Sheath to Monitor the Heart

Next Generation: Sensor-Laden Sheath to Monitor the Heart

By Daniel Cossins | February 25, 2014

A flexible, sensor-loaded membrane that fits snugly around the heart provides high-resolution monitoring of multiple cardiac health markers.


image: Paralyzing Illness

Paralyzing Illness

By Abby Olena | February 25, 2014

Health workers in California have identified cases of polio-like paralysis in children.


image: Skin-to-Liver Cell Shortcut

Skin-to-Liver Cell Shortcut

By Abby Olena | February 23, 2014

Researchers use an adapted reprogramming technique to generate hepatocytes for the repopulation of an injured mouse liver.

1 Comment

image: How a Microbe Resists Its Own Antibiotics

How a Microbe Resists Its Own Antibiotics

By Jef Akst | February 20, 2014

Researchers reveal the molecular mechanisms of Streptomyces platensis’s defense from its own antibiotics, which inhibit fatty acid synthesis in other microbes.


image: OCD-Linked Canine Genes

OCD-Linked Canine Genes

By Jef Akst | February 19, 2014

Dogs can suffer from obsessive compulsive disorder just like some humans do, and now researchers have identified a genetic basis for their spastic behavior.


image: Bodybuilders Take Breast Cancer Drug

Bodybuilders Take Breast Cancer Drug

By Jef Akst | February 17, 2014

Tamoxifen, an endocrine therapy for women with breast cancer, is found in a supplement marketed to bodybuilders.


image: Pesticide Linked to Alzheimer’s

Pesticide Linked to Alzheimer’s

By Jef Akst | February 10, 2014

Researchers find that DDT may increase the risk of the neurodegenerative disease.


image: Triglyceride Clock

Triglyceride Clock

By Abby Olena | February 10, 2014

The timing of meals affects the levels of lipids in the livers of mice, according to a study.


Popular Now

  1. Elena Rybak-Akimova, Chemical Kinetics Expert, Dies
  2. University of Oregon Erecting a $1-Billion Science Center
  3. Could Rapamycin Help Humans Live Longer?
  4. Investigation Finds Signs of Misconduct in Swedish Researcher’s Papers