biobank, culture, developmental biology
Deconstructing the Mosaic Brain
Tom Curran | Aug 1, 2011
Sequencing the DNA of individual neurons is a way to dissect the genes underlying major neurological and psychological disorders.
Faculty Fallout
Benjamin Ginsberg | Aug 1, 2011
Administrators have taken over US universities, and they’re steering institutions of higher learning away from the goal of serving as beacons of knowledge.
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2011
August 2011's selection of notable quotes
Powering Clinical Trials
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2011
To ensure high-quality clinical trials of a malaria vaccine, organizers in rural Africa must first upgrade electrical and research infrastructures.
An Unlichenly Pair
Hannah Waters | Aug 1, 2011
A young botanist pays tribute to his mentor by naming a newly discovered, rare species in his honor.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2011
First Life, Radioactivity, Brain Bugs, Life of Earth
Gene Patents Upheld
Jef Akst | Jul 29, 2011
A US federal appeals court says human genes are patentable.
Do Heat Waves Spur Violence?
Jef Akst | Jul 25, 2011
Are the triple digit temperatures provoking people to do their worst?
US Visa Rules Hinder Science?
Megan Scudellari | Jul 25, 2011
Indian researchers argue that applying for new visas every year is an insult to international scientists.
NYC Lures Universities to Build Science Facility
Megan Scudellari | Jul 21, 2011
The city will provide cheap real estate and up to $100 million for a science and engineering campus.