Features
Recognizing the Human Potential
Gene M. Shearer and Adriano Boasso | Jun 1, 2011
It may be time to reconsider an AIDS vaccine which is more human than viral, triggering the immune system in a way that no other vaccine does.
Shooting Down Addiction
Thomas Kosten | Jun 1, 2011
A new breed of vaccines aims to wean users off cocaine.
Power Failure
Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2011
Does mitochondrial dysfunction lie at the heart of common, complex diseases like cancer and autism?
Wrestling with Recurrent Infections
Wrestling with Recurrent Infections
Gayatri Vedantam and Glenn S. Tillotson | May 1, 2011
Clostridium difficile is evolving more robust toxicity, repeatedly attacking its victims, and driving the search for alternative therapies to fight the infection.
Best Places to Work Industry, 2011
Hannah Waters | May 1, 2011
By forging new relationships and finding novel uses for existing technologies, this year’s top companies are employing creative ways to advance their science.
The Movement of Goods Around the Cell
Patricia Bassereau and Bruno Goud | Apr 1, 2011
A biologist and a physicist collaborate on a decade-long exploration of the physical parameters of membrane traffic in eukaryotic cells.
An Aspirin for your Cancer?
Giorgio Trinchieri | Apr 1, 2011
Can tumors—which can originate from, and often resemble, chronically inflamed tissue—be curtailed using familiar anti-inflammatory agents, without their side effects?
Epigeneticsā€”A Primer
Stefan Kubicek | Mar 1, 2011
There are many ways that epigenetic effects regulate the activation or repression of genes. Here are a few molecular tricks cells use to read off the right genetic program.
Environmental Impact
David Berreby | Mar 1, 2011
Research in behavioral epigenetics is seeking evidence that links experience to biochemistry to gene expression and back out again.
Best Places to Work Postdocs, 2011
Cristina Luiggi | Mar 1, 2011
Setting up your own scientific laboratory is no easy task, but this year’s respondents are using their postdoc experiences to prepare for the challenge.