Endocrinologist Jean Wilson Dies at 88
Endocrinologist Jean Wilson Dies at 88
The University of Texas Southwestern professor’s research focused on the androgen hormones that cause male sexual differentiation and may also lead to prostate disease.
Endocrinologist Jean Wilson Dies at 88
Endocrinologist Jean Wilson Dies at 88

The University of Texas Southwestern professor’s research focused on the androgen hormones that cause male sexual differentiation and may also lead to prostate disease.

The University of Texas Southwestern professor’s research focused on the androgen hormones that cause male sexual differentiation and may also lead to prostate disease.

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Scientists Go Down the Cicada Hole
Scientists Go Down the Cicada Hole
Lisa Winter | Jun 24, 2021
Brood X’s emergence tunnels—numbering in the hundreds per square meter of soil—give researchers a special opportunity to study how such extreme soil aeration affects the ecosystem.
Nobel Laureate Richard Ernst Dies at 87
Nobel Laureate Richard Ernst Dies at 87
Lisa Winter | Jun 11, 2021
The chemist refined nuclear magnetic resonance technology, giving rise to the development of MRI.
Diabetes Testing Pioneer Helen Free Dies at 98
Diabetes Testing Pioneer Helen Free Dies at 98
Lisa Winter | May 5, 2021
Free’s dip-and-read urinalysis allowed diabetics to monitor glucose levels at home, rather than at a hospital.
Black in X Addresses Long-Standing Inequity in STEM
Black in X Addresses Long-Standing Inequity in STEM
Lisa Winter | Nov 16, 2020
In a year of racial tumult, Black scientists are uniting for visibility and action. 
Water on the Moon Confirmed
Water on the Moon Confirmed
Lisa Winter | Oct 27, 2020
So far, the bulk of the identified water molecules are too distant from one another to form ice or liquid.
CRISPR’s Adaptation to Genome Editing Earns Chemistry Nobel
CRISPR’s Adaptation to Genome Editing Earns Chemistry Nobel
Amanda Heidt | Oct 7, 2020
Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer Doudna reprogrammed the bacterial immune response into one of the most popular tools for genetics and molecular biology.
Image of the Day: Stink Flirting
Image of the Day: Stink Flirting
Amy Schleunes | Apr 17, 2020
Male lemurs secrete aldehydes from their wrist glands that may make them more attractive to females during the breeding season.
George Preti, Organic Chemist Who Studied Human Body Odors, Dies
George Preti, Organic Chemist Who Studied Human Body Odors, Dies
Amy Schleunes | Mar 20, 2020
Over nearly 50 years, the Monell Chemical Senses Center chemist investigated a range of topics, from the smell of cancer to body odor’s effects on human physiology and behavior.
Prominent Harvard Chemist Arrested For Concealing Ties to China
Prominent Harvard Chemist Arrested For Concealing Ties to China
Amy Schleunes | Jan 29, 2020
The Department of Justice also released the names of two Chinese researchers who allegedly acted against US interests.
Yellow Dye in Turmeric Linked with Lead Poisoning in Bangladesh
Yellow Dye in Turmeric Linked with Lead Poisoning in Bangladesh
Claire Jarvis | Dec 17, 2019
Scientists track the spice from the soil to the market to pinpoint the source of contamination in pregnant women’s blood.
Two Professors Accused of Making Meth in Campus Lab
Two Professors Accused of Making Meth in Campus Lab
Emily Makowski | Nov 18, 2019
The Henderson State University academics face charges of manufacturing methamphetamine and using drug paraphernalia.
Chemist Christopher Dobson Dies
Chemist Christopher Dobson Dies
Ashley Yeager | Sep 16, 2019
The University of Cambridge scholar’s research on folding proteins advanced scientists’ understanding of illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and type 2 diabetes.
Image of the Day: Enamel Repair
Image of the Day: Enamel Repair
Nicoletta Lanese | Sep 3, 2019
Scientists engineered a new material that could be developed for use in treating tooth decay.
Microbial Life Discovered 2.4 Km Deep in Canadian Mine
Microbial Life Discovered 2.4 Km Deep in Canadian Mine
Catherine Offord | Aug 23, 2019
Scientists cultivate sulfate-reducing microbes from some of the oldest-known water on Earth.
Chemist Richard Van Duyne Dies
Chemist Richard Van Duyne Dies
Catherine Offord | Aug 16, 2019
The Northwestern University professor developed surface-enhanced Raman spectroscopy, an invaluable technique for detecting and identifying individual molecules.
Image of the Day: Fluorescent Sharks
Image of the Day: Fluorescent Sharks
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 13, 2019
A newfound family of metabolites emits green light in response to the blue light of the deep ocean, causing certain sharks to glow.
Image of the Day: Frigid Cells
Image of the Day: Frigid Cells
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 31, 2019
A new cryoprotectant safeguards frozen cells against degradation.
Chemist Behind the Combined Oral Contraceptive Dies at 102
Chemist Behind the Combined Oral Contraceptive Dies at 102
Catherine Offord | Jul 2, 2019
George Rosenkranz was part of a team in Mexico City that first synthesized norethindrone in 1951.