US Senate Passes Bill for Nearly $250 Billion in Science Funding
US Senate Passes Bill for Nearly $250 Billion in Science Funding
The legislation, which now heads to the House, aims to ensure the country can compete with China technologically by supporting research and development over the next five years.
US Senate Passes Bill for Nearly $250 Billion in Science Funding
US Senate Passes Bill for Nearly $250 Billion in Science Funding

The legislation, which now heads to the House, aims to ensure the country can compete with China technologically by supporting research and development over the next five years.

The legislation, which now heads to the House, aims to ensure the country can compete with China technologically by supporting research and development over the next five years.

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Artificial Heart Valves Grow with Lambs
Artificial Heart Valves Grow with Lambs
Emma Yasinski | Mar 19, 2021
Two of the implanted valves lasted a full year as the animals matured into adult sheep, demonstrating that it might be possible to treat children with valve replacements that grow along with them.
2020 in Pictures
2020 in Pictures
Amanda Heidt | Dec 18, 2020
This year yielded stunning images of transparent human organs, apex predators, and the world’s response to the ongoing pandemic.
High Content Phenotypic Screening and Analysis Enhances Drug Discovery
High Content Phenotypic Screening and Analysis Enhances Drug Discovery
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Oct 7, 2020
Molly Shoichet and Bridget Wagner discuss strategies for using phenotypic screening to identify novel agents against diseases such as cancer and diabetes.
<strong>Combating COVID-19 with Cell-Free Expression</strong>
Combating COVID-19 with Cell-Free Expression
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Aug 19, 2020
Scientists rely on synthetic biology and cell-free expression systems for developing novel approaches to combat the pandemic.
Image of the Day: Biomimetic Arteries
Image of the Day: Biomimetic Arteries
Amy Schleunes | Apr 6, 2020
A newly engineered synthetic blood vessel offers a novel platform for developing drugs that treat high blood pressure.
Natural Killer Cell Therapies Catch Up to CAR T
Natural Killer Cell Therapies Catch Up to CAR T
Bianca Nogrady | Apr 1, 2020
There’s a new cell-based cancer immunotherapy on the block.
Image of the Day: Lumbar Support
Image of the Day: Lumbar Support
Amy Schleunes | Mar 24, 2020
An experimental tissue engineering treatment that addresses damage at both the inner core and outer ring of sheep intervertebral discs improves spinal structure and function.
Patients Try Most Intuitive Hand Prosthetics Yet in Pilot Trial
Patients Try Most Intuitive Hand Prosthetics Yet in Pilot Trial
Abby Olena | Mar 5, 2020
Researchers and clinicians make small muscle grafts into the arms of amputees to amplify the signals from their peripheral nerves, which then direct the movement of a robotic hand.
Image of the Day: Synthetic Scaffolds
Image of the Day: Synthetic Scaffolds
Amy Schleunes | Feb 27, 2020
Three-dimensional polymer matrices offer researchers a new representation of the extracellular matrix that can be used to study the growth of cancer cells.
Algorithm Designs Robots Using Frog Cells
Algorithm Designs Robots Using Frog Cells
Emma Yasinski | Jan 13, 2020
Scientists carve the shapes from piles of frog cells, like a sculptor building a statue.
Object Engineered to Carry a DNA Code for its Own Replication
Object Engineered to Carry a DNA Code for its Own Replication
Kerry Grens | Dec 9, 2019
A 3-D printed rabbit is made from a blueprint stored in DNA, which itself is stored in a printed rabbit.
Opinion: Interdisciplinary Approach Needed to Crack Morphogenesis
Opinion: Interdisciplinary Approach Needed to Crack Morphogenesis
Joshua Finkelstein, Kelly McLaughlin, and Michael Levin | Dec 1, 2019
Physicists, geneticists, computer scientists, and biologists are working together to gain a full appreciation of the intricacies of organismal growth and form.
How 3-D Printing Could Help Shape Surgery
How 3-D Printing Could Help Shape Surgery
Sarah Webb | Jul 2, 2019
Technology is enabling increasingly lifelike models of organs to help doctors practice operations.
The Hunt for Electrically Active Microbes
The Hunt for Electrically Active Microbes
Shawna Williams | Jun 1, 2019
A new portable instrument could help to lure useful bugs in from the wild.
Yeast Engineered to Make Cannabinoids
Yeast Engineered to Make Cannabinoids
Kerry Grens | Feb 27, 2019
Genes inserted into the yeast genome produce the compounds CBD and THC in the microbes.
Tiny, Motorized Pill Delivers Vaccine to Mouse Intestine
Tiny, Motorized Pill Delivers Vaccine to Mouse Intestine
Emma Yasinski | Feb 15, 2019
The pea-size machine uses body fluids as fuel to propel itself through the digestive tract.
Boosting Plants&rsquo; Uptake of Vitamins and Minerals
Boosting Plants’ Uptake of Vitamins and Minerals
Ashley Yeager | Feb 1, 2019
With genetic tweaks, researchers can coax corn and other cereals to take in more iron, but sometimes the plants rebel.
Companies Use CRISPR to Improve Crops
Companies Use CRISPR to Improve Crops
Ashley P. Taylor | Feb 1, 2019
The agritech industry is editing plant genomes to feed a growing population, expand the produce aisle, and make tastier, more convenient food products.
Solar-Powered Yeast Are More Efficient Drug Factories
Solar-Powered Yeast Are More Efficient Drug Factories
Ruth Williams | Nov 15, 2018
Researchers have outfitted brewer’s yeast with light-harvesting semiconductors to boost chemical productivity.