BRCA2, culture, cell & molecular biology
Medical Posters, circa 1920
Edyta Zielinska | May 25, 2011
William Helfand began buying medically themed collectibles in the 1950s when he started working for Merck & Co. 
Primal Fashion
Cristina Luiggi | May 20, 2011
Two sisters -- a developmental biologist and high-end fashion designer -- team up to develop a couture collection inspired by the first 1,000 hours of embryonic life.
Extremophiles explore galaxy
Cristina Luiggi | May 19, 2011
This past Monday, the Endeavor space shuttle was launched into space carrying six astronauts, brand new equipment for studying the universe and... a bobtail squid and a pack of extremophile bacteria.
How zebrafish regrow limbs
Cristina Luiggi | May 19, 2011
Because of their ability to differentiate into any cell type, stem cells have been thought to play an important role in limb regeneration processes. 
National plan save bats
Cristina Luiggi | May 19, 2011
In light of the looming threat of extinction of North American bat populations brought on by the lethal and rapidly spreading disease known as white nose syndrome, the US Fish and Wildlife Service unveiled this week a national plan for coordinating efforts for combatting the disease at the loca, state, and federal level.
Tibetan medical paintings
Cristina Luiggi | May 15, 2011
Seventeenth-century Tibet witnessed a blossoming of medical knowledge, with the construction of a monastic medical college and the penning of several influential medical texts. Perhaps most striking was a set of 79 paintings, known as tangkas, which
Gays have higher cancer risk?
Jef Akst | May 14, 2011
Gay men are nearly twice as likely to report that they've had cancer as heterosexual men, according to a US health survey published in Cancer.
Lung stem cells -- for real?
Jef Akst | May 14, 2011
There's good, stem cell-related news for another organ this week -- the lung. Researchers say they have found lung stem cells, which may hold therapeutic value for repairing damaged respiratory tissue, according to a study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
Stem cells may mend liver damage
Jef Akst | May 14, 2011
Researchers have found a way to reprogram cells from mouse tails to behave like mature liver cells, which appear to be able to repair damaged livers.
Engineered proteins for fighting flu
Cristina Luiggi | May 14, 2011
In a feat of computational biology, researchers design novel proteins capable of neutralizing a key influenza protein.