Features
A Race Against Extinction
A Race Against Extinction
A. Marmaduke Kilpatrick | Dec 1, 2014
Bat populations ravaged; hundreds of amphibian species driven to extinction; diverse groups of birds threatened. Taking risks will be necessary to control deadly wildlife pathogens.
Lurking in the Shadows
Lurking in the Shadows
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2014
Bats harbor diverse pathogens, including Ebola, Marburg, SARS, and MERS viruses. Understanding why could help researchers stymie deadly emerging diseases.
Top 10 Innovations 2014
Top 10 Innovations 2014
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2014
The list of the year’s best new products contains both perennial winners and innovative newcomers.
Neuroprosthetics
Neuroprosthetics
Eric C. Leuthardt, Jarod L. Roland, Wilson Z. Ray | Nov 1, 2014
Linking the human nervous system to computers is providing unprecedented control of artificial limbs and restoring lost sensory function.
2014 Life Sciences Salary Survey
2014 Life Sciences Salary Survey
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Nov 1, 2014
This year’s data reveal notable variation in compensation for life scientists working in different fields, sectors, and regions of the world.
The Bionic Eye
The Bionic Eye
Various Researchers | Oct 1, 2014
Using the latest technologies, researchers are constructing novel prosthetic devices to restore vision in the blind.
The Rainbow Connection
The Rainbow Connection
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2014
Color vision as we know it resulted from one fortuitous genetic event after another.
Setting the Record Straight
Setting the Record Straight
Daniel Cossins | Oct 1, 2014
Scientists are taking to social media to challenge weak research, share replication attempts in real time, and counteract hype. Will this online discourse enrich the scientific process?
Beyond the Blueprint
Beyond the Blueprint
Jennifer A. Schweitzer, Mark A. Genung, Joseph K. Bailey | Sep 1, 2014
In addition to serving as a set of instructions to build an individual, the genome can influence neighboring organisms and, potentially, entire ecosystems.
The Second Coming of RNAi
The Second Coming of RNAi
Eric Bender | Sep 1, 2014
Now showing clinical progress against liver diseases, the gene-silencing technique begins to fulfill some of its promises.