algae, developmental biology
Image of the Day: Stop Signals
Image of the Day: Stop Signals
The Scientist Staff | Apr 16, 2017
Transcytosis, suppression of vesicle traffic across cells, helps reduce permeability in the blood-retinal barrier during development.
Image of the Day: Tubular Origins
Image of the Day: Tubular Origins
The Scientist Staff | Mar 22, 2017
Murine neural tubes, with each image highlighting a different embryonic tissue type (blue). The neural tube itself (left) grows into the brain, spine, and nerves, while the mesoderm (middle) develops into other organs, and the ectoderm (right) forms skin, teeth, and hair.
Image of the Day: Age-Old Algae
Image of the Day: Age-Old Algae
The Scientist Staff | Mar 14, 2017
This 1.6 billion-year-old fossil, which resembles red algae, is the oldest plant-like fossil ever found.
Meet the First Artificial Embryo Made From Stem Cells
Meet the First Artificial Embryo Made From Stem Cells
Bob Grant | Mar 2, 2017
Researchers report growing a mouse embryo using two types of early stem cells.
Infant Brain Scans May Predict Autism Diagnosis
Infant Brain Scans May Predict Autism Diagnosis
Jef Akst | Feb 17, 2017
A computer algorithm can identify the brains of autism patients with moderate accuracy based on scans taken at six months and one year of age.
Polar Algae Survive More Than a Year in Space
Polar Algae Survive More Than a Year in Space
Joshua A. Krisch | Feb 13, 2017
Two samples of Sphaerocystis that spent 530 days growing on a panel outside of the International Space Station have returned to Earth largely unscathed.
From the Ground Up
From the Ground Up
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 1, 2017
Instrumental in launching Arabidopsis thaliana as a model system, Elliot Meyerowitz has since driven the use of computational modeling to study developmental biology.
Andrea Eveland Teases Apart Gene Networks in Crop Plants
Andrea Eveland Teases Apart Gene Networks in Crop Plants
Karen Zusi | Feb 1, 2017
The Donald Danforth Plant Science Center researcher links complex traits to the genes that underlie them.
Science Your Plants!
Science Your Plants!
The Scientist Staff | Jan 31, 2017
CalTech researcher Elliot Meyerowitz describes how plant genetics influences growth and productivity.
Image of the Day: Tiny Grazers
Image of the Day: Tiny Grazers
The Scientist Staff | Jan 5, 2017
Algae-grazing sea urchins the size of a ping-pong ball, such as Echinometra viridis, could help reduce algal overgrowth in degraded coral reefs.