biophysics
Video: Watch Cells Crawl To Firmer Ground
Video: Watch Cells Crawl To Firmer Ground
The Scientist Staff | Dec 10, 2016
This collective migration, called durotaxis, depends on which cells get the best grip on a surface.
Accomplished Biophysicist Dies
Accomplished Biophysicist Dies
Catherine Offord | Apr 5, 2016
Harold Morowitz, who dedicated his career to investigating the origins of life, has passed away at age 88.
Shooting for the Moon
Shooting for the Moon
Mary Beth Aberlin | Apr 1, 2016
Defeating cancer is many times more difficult than planting a flag on our lunar satellite.
Contributors
Contributors
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Under Pressure
Under Pressure
Lance L. Munn and Rakesh K. Jain | Apr 1, 2016
The causes and consequences of physical forces in the tumor microenvironment
The Forces of Cancer
The Forces of Cancer
Lance L. Munn and Rakesh K. Jain | Apr 1, 2016
A tumor’s physical environment fuels its growth and causes treatment resistance.
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.
Hearing Discrepancy Probed
Hearing Discrepancy Probed
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 1, 2015
Common in vitro experiments have distorted the true mechanics of mammalian hair cell stereocilia.
More-Stable DNA Origami
More-Stable DNA Origami
Tracy Vence | Jul 23, 2015
Scientists build nanoscale mesh models of a rabbit and a human stick figure, among other things. 
Shawn Douglas: DNA Programmer
Shawn Douglas: DNA Programmer
Andy Extance | Jul 1, 2015
Assistant professor, Cellular and Molecular Pharmacology, University of California, San Francisco. Age: 34