Robert Simoni, Cellular Membrane Biochemist, Dies at 81
Robert Simoni, Cellular Membrane Biochemist, Dies at 81
Simoni spent more than four decades at Stanford University as a teacher, researcher, and administrator in the university’s biology department.
Robert Simoni, Cellular Membrane Biochemist, Dies at 81
Robert Simoni, Cellular Membrane Biochemist, Dies at 81

Simoni spent more than four decades at Stanford University as a teacher, researcher, and administrator in the university’s biology department.

Simoni spent more than four decades at Stanford University as a teacher, researcher, and administrator in the university’s biology department.

cell and molecular biology
Roger Unger, Endocrinologist and Authority on Diabetes, Dies
Roger Unger, Endocrinologist and Authority on Diabetes, Dies
Amanda Heidt | Sep 4, 2020
The University of Texas Southwestern scientist studied the roles of glucagon and insulin in regulating blood glucose, leading to several successful treatments.
Revealing the Complexities of Cancer with Single-cell RNA Analysis
Revealing the Complexities of Cancer with Single-cell RNA Analysis
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Aug 19, 2020
Download this eBook to learn how single-cell analysis identifies subpopulations of tumor cells!
A New Molecular Mechanism for Metastasis
A New Molecular Mechanism for Metastasis
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jul 27, 2020
Download this research summary to learn about functional proteomic adaptations leading to increased metastasis!
Image of the Day: Meiosis Researcher, Olympic Hopeful
Image of the Day: Meiosis Researcher, Olympic Hopeful
Amy Schleunes | Feb 26, 2020
Olivia Ballew, a graduate student at Indiana University, is currently writing her dissertation while preparing to compete in the upcoming Olympic marathon trials.
Timing and Order of Molecular Events Recorded in Live Cells’ DNA
Timing and Order of Molecular Events Recorded in Live Cells’ DNA
Ruth Williams | Aug 22, 2019
Genetic engineers have co-opted base editing machinery to enable information storage and processing in the DNA of bacterial and mammalian cells.
A Toolmaker
A Toolmaker
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2019
Meet the University of Toronto’s Yu Sun, whose work developing magnetic tweezers is featured in our Modus Operandi column.
Image of the Day: Life and Death
Image of the Day: Life and Death
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 22, 2019
When hair follicle stem cells lose their protein-based death cue, they take on a new role helping to repair wounds in skin.
Image of the Day: Dystrophin Restored
Image of the Day: Dystrophin Restored
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 21, 2019
CRISPRed heart muscle cells from humans gain the ability to make a protein missing in Duchenne muscular dystrophy.
Does Sharing the Womb with a Brother Affect Girls?
Does Sharing the Womb with a Brother Affect Girls?
Ashley Yeager | Mar 19, 2019
A study links having a male twin with women’s educational, financial, and childbearing decisions. Researchers suspect prenatal exposure to testosterone may play a role.
Image of the Day: Organ Crosstalk
Image of the Day: Organ Crosstalk
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 19, 2019
Zooming in on the ovarioles of Drosophila could reveal links between muscles, nutrition, and the development of eggs.
Image of the Day: Sperm Donors
Image of the Day: Sperm Donors
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 18, 2019
Asexual female nematodes use their male offsprings’ sperm to fertilize eggs, but cast away their genes.
Gene-Edited Soybean Oil Makes Restaurant Debut
Gene-Edited Soybean Oil Makes Restaurant Debut
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 13, 2019
A Minnesota-based company reports the sale of a soybean oil engineered to have greater stability and no trans-fat.
Image of the Day: Squid Skin
Image of the Day: Squid Skin
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 13, 2019
The cephalopods use several strategies to manipulate light and produce their colorful patterns.
Image of the Day: Double Header
Image of the Day: Double Header
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 8, 2019
Scientists have manipulated the electrical signals that help guide flatworms in regenerating their body parts to encourage a flatworm to grow two heads.
Image of the Day: Metastatic Moment
Image of the Day: Metastatic Moment
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 27, 2019
A human breast cancer cell divides as it moves through surrounding blood vessel cells in vitro.
Image of the Day: Neon Collective
Image of the Day: Neon Collective
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 13, 2019
Human lung cancer cells can form an invasive pack that coordinates its movement during metastasis.  
Image of the Day: Nature by Hand
Image of the Day: Nature by Hand
Carolyn Wilke | Jan 4, 2019
Scientist D. Allan Drummond’s study of life in sculpture aims to provoke curiosity and wonder about the world.
Image of the Day: Blood and Guts
Image of the Day: Blood and Guts
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 13, 2018
Researchers find that stem cells in the human intestine may provide up to 10 percent of circulating blood cells.
Image of the Day: Cellular Destiny
Image of the Day: Cellular Destiny
Carolyn Wilke | Dec 11, 2018
Progenitor cells in the pancreas of humans get developmental cues from proteins in their environment.