budget, developmental biology
Fetal Immune System Operational by Second Trimester
Fetal Immune System Operational by Second Trimester
Abby Olena | Jun 14, 2017
Research shows that human immunity develops much earlier than previously thought, but functions differently in adults.
Trump Picks National Cancer Institute Director
Trump Picks National Cancer Institute Director
Kerry Grens | Jun 12, 2017
Ned Sharpless currently leads the cancer center at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
Science Advocates Frustrated by President’s Budget
Science Advocates Frustrated by President’s Budget
Kerry Grens | May 23, 2017
Congress is not expected to fully enact the proposed cuts to research and public health programs.
Life Science Leaders Meet at White House
Life Science Leaders Meet at White House
Kerry Grens | May 8, 2017
Heads of academia and industry mingled with the vice president and the secretary of Health and Human Services at a biotech summit.
Congress Agrees to Give NIH $2 Billion Extra
Congress Agrees to Give NIH $2 Billion Extra
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2017
The proposed spending plan for 2017 includes money for Alzheimer’s and cancer research.
Embryonic Evolution Through Ernst Haeckel’s Eyes
Embryonic Evolution Through Ernst Haeckel’s Eyes
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2017
The 19th century biologist’s drawings, tainted by scandal, helped bolster, then later dismiss, his biogenetic law.
Macrophages Physically Relay Signals Between Cell Types
Macrophages Physically Relay Signals Between Cell Types
Catherine Offord | May 1, 2017
Time-lapse imaging shows the immune cells transferring chemical signals during pigment pattern formation in developing zebrafish.
Infographic: How the Zebrafish Got Its Stripes
Infographic: How the Zebrafish Got Its Stripes
Catherine Offord | Apr 30, 2017
Immune cells called macrophages shuttle cellular messages in the skin.
Artificial Womb Supports Premature Fetal Lamb Development
Artificial Womb Supports Premature Fetal Lamb Development
Tracy Vence | Apr 25, 2017
The lungs of extremely premature lambs supported in a closed, sterile environment that enables fluid-based gas exchange grow and develop normally, researchers report.
Image of the Day: Stop Signals
Image of the Day: Stop Signals
The Scientist Staff | Apr 16, 2017
Transcytosis, suppression of vesicle traffic across cells, helps reduce permeability in the blood-retinal barrier during development.