chronic pain, cell & molecular biology, ecology, culture
It's a Cell-Eat-Cell World
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2011
For more than 100 years, pathologists have observed cancer cells engulfing other live cells, but scientists are only now beginning to understand how it happens and what it means for tumorigenesis.
Seeing the Forest for the Trees
Mary Beth Aberlin | Aug 1, 2011
Getting the big picture means asking lots of little questions.
Faculty Fallout
Benjamin Ginsberg | Aug 1, 2011
Administrators have taken over US universities, and they’re steering institutions of higher learning away from the goal of serving as beacons of knowledge.
String Theory
Richard P. Grant | Aug 1, 2011
New types of biological filaments are turning up in yeast, fly, bacterial cells and in rat neurons, and they may yield clues to how the cytoskeleton evolved from metabolically active enzymes.
Plant Cells and Soap Bubbles
Richard P. Grant | Aug 1, 2011
Editor’s Choice in Plant Biology
Sharing the Bounty
Michelle G. Rooks and Wendy S. Garrett | Aug 1, 2011
Gut bacteria may be the missing piece that explains the connection between diet and cancer risk.
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2011
Meet some of the people featured in the August 2011 issue of The Scientist.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2011
First Life, Radioactivity, Brain Bugs, Life of Earth
Learning to Become a Tree Hugger
Amy Maxmen | Aug 1, 2011
A guide to free software for constructing and assessing species relationships
An Unlichenly Pair
Hannah Waters | Aug 1, 2011
A young botanist pays tribute to his mentor by naming a newly discovered, rare species in his honor.