Critic at Large
Getting Animal Research Right
Getting Animal Research Right
Andrew Jefcoat | Mar 1, 2016
Regulatory and compliance expectations for animal-based research are demanding, while public and political scrutiny of animal research is rising.
Scientific Literacy Redefined
Scientific Literacy Redefined
Cynthia Brandenburg | Feb 1, 2016
Researchers could become better at engaging in public discourse by more fully considering the social and cultural contexts of their work.
The Age of Pharmabrewing
The Age of Pharmabrewing
Laura Marengo and John D. Loike | Jan 1, 2016
We should not resist developing opiate-producing GM yeast for fear of the technology falling into the wrong hands.
Explaining Retractions
Explaining Retractions
Hervé Maisonneuve, Evelyne Decullier | Dec 1, 2015
Editors and publishers should use a standardized form to detail why they are pulling papers from the scientific literature.
Scientific Misconduct: Red Flags
Scientific Misconduct: Red Flags
John R. Thomas Jr. | Dec 1, 2015
Warning signs that scandal might be brewing in your lab
 
The Changing Face of Obesity
The Changing Face of Obesity
Joseph Proietto | Nov 1, 2015
Science tells us obesity is a chronic disease. Why does the outmoded and injurious notion that it is a problem of willpower persist?
Coming to Grips with Obesity
Coming to Grips with Obesity
Rudy Leibel | Nov 1, 2015
Science is approaching a better understanding of the increasingly prevalent disease; the consequences of succeeding in this quest are great.
Body, Heal Thyself
Body, Heal Thyself
Jason Liebowitz | Sep 1, 2015
Reviving a decades-old hypothesis of autoimmunity
Hurdles for Hearing Restoration
Hurdles for Hearing Restoration
Bernd Fritzsch | Sep 1, 2015
Given the diverse cell types and complex structure of the human inner ear, will researchers ever be able to re-create it?
Putting Phytoremediation into Action
Putting Phytoremediation into Action
Éric Montpetit, Erick Lachapelle | Aug 1, 2015
Researchers studying the use of bacteria and plants to remove toxins from the soil must better communicate their results if they want their techniques to be used by practitioners in the field.