bioinformatics, microbiology, neuroscience, cell & molecular biology
No European Patents for Stem Cells
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 19, 2011
The high court in Europe decided that researchers are barred from filing EU patents on work involving human embryonic stem cells.
Two Postdocs Accused of Misconduct
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 17, 2011
Postdocs at two US research institutions are accused of misrepresenting scientific findings.
Cellular Origins of Giant Viruses?
Cristina Luiggi | Oct 16, 2011
The largest virus to be sequenced prompts researchers to consider whether giant viruses were once full-fledged living organisms.
New Way to Make Embryonic Stem Cells
Amy Coombs | Oct 5, 2011
A breakthrough in somatic cell nuclear transfer opens the possibility of producing human embryonic stem cells with a patient’s own genes.
Next Generation: Microfluidics for the Dish
Kerry Grens | Oct 4, 2011
A new device for directing fluids is designed to deliver chemical cues directly to petri dishes without disturbing cells.
Genetic Alarm Clock
Jef Akst | Oct 4, 2011
Researchers identify a gene that wakes people up from sleep each day.
Immunologists Take Home Nobel
Rachel Nuwer | Oct 3, 2011
The Nobel Assembly announced today that three researchers in the field of immunology will share the 2011 Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Three Share 2011 Medicine Nobel
Rachel Nuwer | Oct 3, 2011
The Nobel Assembly reveals three winners of this year's prize in Physiology of Medicine.
Neuroscience
Edyta Zeilinska | Oct 1, 2011
Read about beginnings of neuroscience through the eyes of Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel, and how researchers today envision the future of the field.
Opinion: Synthesizing Life
J. Craig Venter | Oct 1, 2011
Designing genomes from scratch will be the next revolution in biology.