A Matter of Size
Erroneous characterization of nanomaterials can misinform the study of a new medicine’s safety and efficacy.
Stressing and FRETing
Two labs have produced FRET-based systems for real-time analysis of a plant stress hormone.
Life in the Slow Lane
The speed of water flowing around coralline algae, a critical member of coral reef and coastal seaweed communities, affects their response to ocean acidification.
Bacterial populations’ differing strategies for responding to their environment can set genetic routes to speciation.
Reef fish, once thought to be unable to see red wavelengths, not only fluoresce deep red, but males of some species react to seeing their own bioluminescent pattern.
Connecting the Dots
Extending her initial studies of social wasps, Mary Jane West-Eberhard has spent her career probing the evolutionary relationship between social behavior and developmental flexibility.
Feng Zhang: The Midas of Methods
Core Member, Broad Institute; Investigator, McGovern Institute; Assistant Professor, MIT. Age: 32