cancer, ecology
Jungle Field Trip
Jungle Field Trip
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2015
Travel to remote rain forests in Papua New Guinea with researchers from The Nature Conservancy who are working with native people to characterize ecosystems there using sound.
The Cyclopes of Idaho, 1950s
The Cyclopes of Idaho, 1950s
Karen Zusi | Dec 1, 2015
A rash of deformed lambs eventually led to the creation of a cancer-fighting agent.
A Rainforest Chorus
A Rainforest Chorus
Karen Zusi | Dec 1, 2015
Researchers measure the health of Papua New Guinea’s forests by analyzing the ecological soundscape.
Urban Owl-Fitters
Urban Owl-Fitters
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2015
How birds with an innate propensity for living among humans are establishing populations in cities
Spiders, Prey Leave DNA
Spiders, Prey Leave DNA
Bob Grant | Nov 30, 2015
A study of black widow spiders suggests that the arachnids leave traces of their own genetic material and DNA from prey in their sticky webs.
Breaching the Blood-Brain Barrier
Breaching the Blood-Brain Barrier
Jef Akst | Nov 11, 2015
Researchers deliver cancer-fighting drugs to a patient’s brain via the bloodstream, penetrating the blood-brain barrier for the first time.
Oncologist Found Guilty of Misconduct
Oncologist Found Guilty of Misconduct
Kerry Grens | Nov 9, 2015
A government investigation concludes that Anil Potti faked data on multiple grants and papers.
Gene Editing Treats Leukemia
Gene Editing Treats Leukemia
Karen Zusi | Nov 6, 2015
One-year-old Layla Richards has remained cancer-free months after receiving an experimental gene editing therapy.
Microbes Play Role in Anti-Tumor Response
Microbes Play Role in Anti-Tumor Response
Anna Azvolinsky | Nov 5, 2015
Gut microbiome composition can influence the effectiveness of cancer immunotherapy in mice.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2015
The Psychology of Overeating, The Hidden Half of Nature, The Death of Cancer, and The Secret of Our Success