cancer, ecology, genetics & genomics
Lab Studies Lie about the Clock
Megan Scudellari | Apr 4, 2012
Fly circadian behavior is dramatically different in natural environments than in the lab.
Organizational Regulation
Sabrina Richards | Apr 4, 2012
A new study shows that transcription of genes in trypanosome parasites is regulated by genome organization.
Poisonous Shrooms Battle Cancer
Megan Scudellari | Apr 4, 2012
A deadly mushroom toxin shrinks pancreatic tumors in mice.
Ants Share Pathogens for Immunity
Sabrina Richards | Apr 3, 2012
A new study shows that grooming by ants promotes colony-wide resistance to fungal infections by transferring small amounts of pathogen to nestmates.
How Predictive are Genomes?
Cristina Luiggi | Apr 3, 2012
Researchers put the predictive power of whole genome sequencing to the test.
A Brighter Beacon
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 1, 2012
A novel liquid laser set-up can detect single nucleotide mutations in a cancer gene.
A Malignant Alliance
Megan Scudellari | Apr 1, 2012
Two proteins interact to save adhesion molecules from degradation, potentially contributing to a more aggressive cancer.
Agents Provocateurs
Mary Beth Aberlin | Apr 1, 2012
Asking pointed questions is a key part of the scientific process.
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2012
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2012 issue of The Scientist.
Are Cancer Stem Cells Ready for Prime Time?
Are Cancer Stem Cells Ready for Prime Time?
Suling Liu, Hasan Korkaya, and Max S. Wicha | Apr 1, 2012
A flood of new discoveries has refined our definition of cancer stem cells. Now it’s up to human clinical trials to test if they can make a difference in patients.