CO2, culture, genetics & genomics, microbiology
Seven New National Medal Winners
Bob Grant | Sep 29, 2011
A handful of life science researchers will take home the United States' top science honor.
Campaign Fights Lab Sloppiness
Jef Akst | Sep 28, 2011
"Scientists Against Sample Abuse" aims to raise awareness about the importance of consistency when it comes to handling biological samples.
More Thoughts on Humanized Animals
Jef Akst | Sep 27, 2011
A German ethics council weighs in on the discussion about the use of human-animal chimeras in research.
NSF Supports Women in Science
Jef Akst | Sep 27, 2011
The funding agency is taking strides to avoid losing parents from the scientific workforce.
Top 7 in Microbiology
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 26, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in microbiology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000
Biodiversity, Quick and Dirty
Bob Grant | Sep 26, 2011
Researchers find that sampling DNA from the soil can be an effective way to determine how many individuals of a variety of species inhabit a particular area.
Sexually Confused Dog
Jef Akst | Sep 23, 2011
A female bulldog with testicles but no SRY gene considered scientific anomaly.
Five Life-Science MacArthur Winners
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 22, 2011
This year’s winners research topics ranging from stem cell regulation to brain damage from football injuries.
NIH Budget Slims Down
Jef Akst | Sep 22, 2011
A 2012 spending bill, approved by a Senate panel yesterday, would trim the NIH budget by $190 million.
Opinion: Animals with Human Material
Martin Bobrow | Sep 21, 2011
Careful oversight is required to ensure that chimeras and transgenic animals continue to serve as powerful biomedical research tools.