agriculture, genetics & genomics, culture, cell & molecular biology
Love and Crickets
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 12, 2011
A new exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia celebrates the work of an artist who is also the world’s authority on grasshoppers and crickets.
Chasing Grasshoppers
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 12, 2011
A conversation with Dan Otte, a South African artist and curator of entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Otte also happens to have discovered around 20 percent of the cricket species known to date.
Cancer Researcher Fabricated Data
Jessica P. Johnson | Aug 11, 2011
Sheng Wang leaves the Boston University School of Medicine and agrees to retract two published studies.
Next Generation: Hundreds of Cell-Analyses at Once
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 11, 2011
A new microfluidics chip lets researchers analyze the nucleic acids of 300 individual cells simultaneously.
Turmoil at Brazilian Research Center
Jef Akst | Aug 9, 2011
More than 100 researchers have left a neuroscience institute in Brazil in the last couple of weeks, protesting managerial problems they say are thwarting their work.
Schizophrenia Genetics Revealed
Jef Akst | Aug 8, 2011
Researchers identify new mutations in schizophrenia patients without a family history of the disease.
UK Reforms Copyright Laws
Jef Akst | Aug 4, 2011
The United Kingdom is revamping its intellectual property laws for published research.
Baruj Benacerraf Dies
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 3, 2011
The Nobel Prize winner who discovered the gene that encodes the major histocompatibility complex passes away at age 90.
Science Education Shift
Megan Scudellari | Aug 3, 2011
A new educational framework swaps breadth of scientific disciplines for depth and emphasizes the process of science.
Hungry Neurons = Hungry Person
Katherine Bagley | Aug 2, 2011
Starving brain cells can stimulate hunger through a common cannibalistic act, possibly explaining why some dieters can’t resist temptation.