archaeology, culture, cell & molecular biology
DNA-based calculator
Jessica P. Johnson | Jun 7, 2011
The newest DNA computer can calculate square roots.
Top 7 in vaccination
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 6, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in vaccination and related areas, from Faculty of 1000
Drugs target cancer stem cells
Bob Grant | Jun 6, 2011
New compounds are showing promise in targeting subpopulations of cancer stem cells.
XMRV doesn't cause chronic fatigue
Tia Ghose | Jun 5, 2011
Two studies point to contamination of patient samples as the cause of a controversial 2009 finding that linked the mouse virus XMRV with chronic fatigue syndrome.
Hard and Harder
Michael K. Gusmano | Jun 5, 2011
The path to eradicating malaria in Africa involves much more than just a vaccine.
Book excerpt from The Wild Life of Our Bodies
Rob Dunn | Jun 4, 2011
In Chapter 9, "We Were Hunted, Which is Why All of Us are Afraid Some of the Time and Some of Us are Afraid All of the Time," author Rob Dunn explains how predators shaped our evolution as we cowered and ran from their ravenous maws.
One-Man NIH, 1887
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 4, 2011
As epidemics swept across the United States in the 19th century, the US government recognized the pressing need for a national lab dedicated to the study of infectious disease. 
The rhythm of biology
Bob Grant | Jun 4, 2011
An art exhibit in New York City explores the science behind our reaction to sounds and sensations.
The essence of stem cells
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 3, 2011
Researchers discover a protein that may allow already-differentiated somatic cells to become stem cells.
Dominique Bergmann: Probing Plant Pores
Jef Akst | Jun 3, 2011
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Stanford University. Age: 41