Gilead Urged to Explore Remdesivir Relative as COVID-19 Drug
Gilead Urged to Explore Remdesivir Relative as COVID-19 Drug
Citizen advocates push the pharmaceutical company to examine a compound that has been used to treat certain coronavirus infections in cats.
Gilead Urged to Explore Remdesivir Relative as COVID-19 Drug
Gilead Urged to Explore Remdesivir Relative as COVID-19 Drug

Citizen advocates push the pharmaceutical company to examine a compound that has been used to treat certain coronavirus infections in cats.

Citizen advocates push the pharmaceutical company to examine a compound that has been used to treat certain coronavirus infections in cats.

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Image of the Day: Black Cats
Image of the Day: Black Cats
Emily Makowski | Dec 19, 2019
Melanism in felines is both helpful and harmful.
China’s First Cloned Kitten, Garlic
China’s First Cloned Kitten, Garlic
Nicoletta Lanese | Sep 6, 2019
Owner Huang Yu dug up his deceased cat to give its cells to the pet-cloning company Sinogene.
Termination of USDA’s Toxoplasmosis Lab Concerns Parasitologists
Termination of USDA’s Toxoplasmosis Lab Concerns Parasitologists
Shawna Williams | Apr 10, 2019
Some researchers say the abrupt end of the program will hobble the fight against a common parasite.
Image of the Day: Cat Trackers
Image of the Day: Cat Trackers
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 6, 2019
Researchers in Australia are capturing movement data by fitting cats with accelerometers and sending them outdoors.
Cats Perk Up at the Sound of Their Own Names
Cats Perk Up at the Sound of Their Own Names
Carolyn Wilke | Apr 5, 2019
The familiar word elicits a twitch of the ears or swish of the tail, suggesting felines can distinguish their names from other words.
Photos of the Year
Photos of the Year
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 21, 2018
From 500-million-year-old fat to a newly discovered virus, here are some stunners from The Scientist in 2018.
Wild Cat Conservationist Alan Rabinowitz Dies
Wild Cat Conservationist Alan Rabinowitz Dies
Ashley Yeager | Aug 8, 2018
The “Indiana Jones of Wildlife Protection” helped established nature preserves around the world.
Image of the Day: Jasper the Cat
Image of the Day: Jasper the Cat
The Scientist Staff | May 22, 2018
Researchers found a previously undiscovered hepadnavirus in an immunocompromised cat.
Animals Start New Lives After Time in the Lab
Animals Start New Lives After Time in the Lab
Ashley Yeager | Mar 16, 2018
Scientists and others have been opening their homes to research animals after the studies conclude, with legislation in some states now mandating adoption.
Cave Creature Genitalia, Other Weird Discoveries Net 2017 Ig Nobels
Cave Creature Genitalia, Other Weird Discoveries Net 2017 Ig Nobels
Shawna Williams | Sep 15, 2017
In one winning paper, scientists describe an insect whose females have evolved a penis-like appendage that penetrates males’ “vaginas.”
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Diana Kwon | Feb 27, 2017
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Cheetah Range Drops 90 Percent
Cheetah Range Drops 90 Percent
Kerry Grens | Dec 27, 2016
Estimating only 7,100 individuals remaining, researchers urge a reclassification of the species from vulnerable to endangered.
Pet Meds Adapted from Human Therapies
Pet Meds Adapted from Human Therapies
Jenny Rood | Oct 1, 2016
Companies focused on developing treatments for dogs, cats, and horses are bringing a diverse array of products to the pet medicine market.
Pet Scans
Pet Scans
Amy K. LeBlanc, Timothy M. Fan, Nicola Mason | Apr 1, 2016
Studying tumor development and treatment in dogs and cats, in parallel with research on rodents and humans, could improve the successful translation of new cancer drugs.
Microorganisms Make a House a Home?
Microorganisms Make a House a Home?
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 26, 2015
The fungal and bacterial communities in household dust can reveal some details about a building’s inhabitants.
<em>The Scientist</em> on The Pulse, November 14
The Scientist on The Pulse, November 14
Kerry Grens | Nov 14, 2014
Mounting and drilling a comet, mind-controlled gene expression, and dissecting cat genomes
Ig Nobels Honor Amusing Research
Ig Nobels Honor Amusing Research
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 22, 2014
This year’s winners include those who’ve studied how dogs respond to magnetic fields, and the health risks of pet cats, among other things. 
Genome Digest
Genome Digest
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 26, 2014
What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes
Herding Cats
Herding Cats
Abby Olena | Dec 17, 2013
Examination of bones found in a Chinese village suggests that domesticated felines lived side-by-side with humans 5,300 years ago.