cloud formation, microbiology, neuroscience
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2012
Meet some of the people featured in the September 2012 issue of The Scientist.
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb | Sep 1, 2012
Wired for Story, Dreamland, Homo Mysterious, and Vagina
Flu Fights Dirty
Hayley Dunning | Sep 1, 2012
Mimicking a host-cell histone protein offers flu a sneaky tactic to suppress immune response.
Finding Injury
Hayley Dunning | Sep 1, 2012
The brain’s phagocytes follow an ATP bread trail laid down by calcium waves to the site of damage.
Down and Dirty
Amy Coombs | Sep 1, 2012
Diverse plant communities create a disease-fighting "soil genotype."
Pleasant to the Touch
Sabrina Richards | Sep 1, 2012
Scientists hope an understanding of nerve fibers responsive only to gentle touch will give insight into the role the sense plays in social bonding.
A Nose for Touch
Kenneth C. Catania | Sep 1, 2012
The remarkable ability of the star-nosed mole to interpret its surroundings through touch is yielding clues about mammalian sensory processing in general.
A Story Biological
John Coates | Sep 1, 2012
Using scientific information as narrative can be a powerful way to communicate.
Soil Harbors Antibiotic Resistance
Ed Yong | Aug 30, 2012
Identical resistance genes in soil and clinical bacteria hint at dangerous genetic arms trade that is aggravating the antibiotic-resistance crisis.
The Danger of Vaccine Exemptions
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 30, 2012
Are states with less rigorous rules about which children can claim an exception from vaccination in kindergarten putting communities at higher risk of childhood disease?