CO2, ecology, genetics & genomics, cell & molecular biology
Skin Cells Cause Cancer?
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 6, 2012
Certain skin-residing immune cells may—under specific conditions—play a direct role in initiating skin cancer after exposure to environmental toxins.
Blot Figure Fraud
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 4, 2012
A SUNY graduate student falsifies Western blot data used in meetings, grant applications, and submitted manuscripts
Another Chronic Fatigue Study Retracted
Bob Grant | Jan 3, 2012
After Science pulls the original article linking a mouse virus to the chronic fatigue syndrome, PNAS follows suit, yanking the only other study supporting the link.
Top Ten Innovations 2011
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2012
Our list of the best and brightest products that 2011 had to offer the life scientist
Capsule Reviews
Richard P. Grant | Jan 1, 2012
Our Dying Planet, Here Be Dragons, Rat Island, Harnessed
Cat Cravings
Cat Cravings
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2012
A mutated feline receptor for sweet tastes explains why cats don’t love sugar but do dig mushrooms.
It’s Easy Being Green
Richard P. Grant | Jan 1, 2012
Now RNA can glow in the cell, as only proteins could in the past.
Motor Lock
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 1, 2012
Editor’s choice in structural biology
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2012
Meet some of the people featured in the January 2012 issue of The Scientist.
Pits Stopped
Ruth Williams | Jan 1, 2012
Editor’s choice in cell biology