Features
Animal Mind Control
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2012
Examples of parasites that manipulate the behavior of their hosts are not hard to come by, but scientists have only recently begun to understand how they induce such dramatic changes.
Resolving Chronic Pain
Claudia Sommer and Frank Birklein | Jan 1, 2012
The body’s own mechanism for dispersing the inflammatory reaction might lead to new treatments for chronic pain.
Top Ten Innovations 2011
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2012
Our list of the best and brightest products that 2011 had to offer the life scientist
Life Sciences Salary Survey 2011
Jef Akst and Edyta Zielinska | Dec 1, 2011
US salaries are starting to recover after last year’s survey recorded the first-ever drop.
Sensing Fat
Beverly J. Tepper and Kathleen L. Keller | Dec 1, 2011
Are genes that alter the perception of fat making us fat?
Matters of Taste
Thomas E. Finger and Sue C. Kinnamon | Dec 1, 2011
Compounds we perceive as sweet or bitter in the mouth trigger similar receptors and signaling pathways elsewhere in the body, helping to regulate digestion, respiration, and other systems.
Looking Back, Looking Forward
Walter F. Bodmer | Oct 1, 2011
In celebration of major conceptual advances in biology and the revolutions just over the horizon
Neuroscience
Edyta Zeilinska | Oct 1, 2011
Read about beginnings of neuroscience through the eyes of Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel, and how researchers today envision the future of the field.
Omics
Stephen Friend, Megan Scudellari | Oct 1, 2011
Early sequencing evolved into the publication of genomes for myriad species, including our own, within the span of two and a half decades. Bioinformatician Stephen Friend opines on what's in store as the next quarter century of omics takes shape.
Funding
Mary Woolley, Bob Grant | Oct 1, 2011
Explore the past and present of US research funding, compare the investment priorities of the United States and Europe, and read an opinion from Research!America president Mary Woolley on what scientists need to do to secure the financial future of the US research enterprise.