biochemistry
Unknown Protein Structures Predicted
Unknown Protein Structures Predicted
Ruth Williams | Jan 19, 2017
Metagenomic sequence data boosts the power of protein modeling software to yield hundreds of new protein structure predictions.
Freshwater Bacteria Might Help Explain the “Methane Paradox”
Freshwater Bacteria Might Help Explain the “Methane Paradox”
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2016
Certain microbes express genes in a methane-production pathway, offering an explanation for puzzlingly high levels of the gas in some lakes.
Many Evolutionary Paths Lead to Same Bird Trait
Many Evolutionary Paths Lead to Same Bird Trait
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 20, 2016
Diverse genetic changes lead to remarkably similar hemoglobin adaptations of diverse bird species, a study finds. 
RNA-Targeting CRISPR
RNA-Targeting CRISPR
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 2, 2016
Scientists identify a novel CRISPR system that zeroes in on single-stranded RNA.  
Carolyn Bertozzi: Glycan Chemist
Carolyn Bertozzi: Glycan Chemist
Anna Azvolinsky | Jun 1, 2016
Bertozzi opens visual windows onto complex sugars on and inside living cells.
Contributors
Contributors
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Master Folder
Master Folder
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2016
Meet Susan Lindquist, the MIT biologist who has won numerous accolades for her research on protein folding.
Heart-Healthy Hibernators
Heart-Healthy Hibernators
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2016
Overwintering ground squirrels survive fluctuations in body temperature that would cause cardiac arrest in nonhibernators.
AAAS Fellowship to Chemist Repealed
AAAS Fellowship to Chemist Repealed
Kerry Grens | Dec 23, 2015
Technician’s death in Patrick Harran’s lab prompted the American Association for the Advancement of Science to yank Harran’s title as a fellow.
Biological Compass
Biological Compass
Bob Grant | Nov 16, 2015
A protein complex discovered in Drosophila may be capable of sensing magnetism and serves as a clue to how some animal species navigate using the Earth’s magnetic field.