chronic pain, immunology, culture
Keeping immunity in check
Megan Scudellari | Jun 16, 2011
Two newly discovered proteins that act as brakes to slow a plant's immune response after infection may provide clues to autoimmune treatments.
2011 World Science Festival: A look back
The Scientist Staff | Jun 10, 2011
The Scientist covered some of the events that made this year's festival memorable.
Primal Fashion
Primal Fashion
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 9, 2011
Two sisters—Kate, a developmental biologist, and Helen, a high-end fashion designer—team up to develop a couture collection inspired by the first 1,000 hours of embryonic life. 
Top 7 in vaccination
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 6, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in vaccination and related areas, from Faculty of 1000
Approaching Universality
Rino Rappuoli | Jun 5, 2011
Pitfalls and triumphs on the way to complete vaccine protection.
Hard and Harder
Michael K. Gusmano | Jun 5, 2011
The path to eradicating malaria in Africa involves much more than just a vaccine.
Book excerpt from The Wild Life of Our Bodies
Rob Dunn | Jun 4, 2011
In Chapter 9, "We Were Hunted, Which is Why All of Us are Afraid Some of the Time and Some of Us are Afraid All of the Time," author Rob Dunn explains how predators shaped our evolution as we cowered and ran from their ravenous maws.
One-Man NIH, 1887
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 4, 2011
As epidemics swept across the United States in the 19th century, the US government recognized the pressing need for a national lab dedicated to the study of infectious disease. 
The rhythm of biology
Bob Grant | Jun 4, 2011
An art exhibit in New York City explores the science behind our reaction to sounds and sensations.
The Anatomy of a High
The Anatomy of a High
Thomas Kosten | Jun 3, 2011
When someone snorts or smokes cocaine, which is composed of small crystalline alkaloid molecules, the drug enters the bloodstream and from there eventually crosses into the heart, brain, and other organs.