culling, cell & molecular biology, culture
Stress births neural stem cells
Jessica P. Johnson | Jun 15, 2011
When mice are held in isolation, stem cells in the hippocampus make more of themselves and wait for better times.
Our own 60 mutations
Jef Akst | Jun 15, 2011
New estimates of human mutation suggest that each of us harbor approximately 60 novel genetic mutations.
Ovarian cancer forces into new tissues
Jessica P. Johnson | Jun 14, 2011
Ovarian tumor cells use cellular movement proteins to penetrate protective cell layers surrounding new target tissues during metastasis.
First biological laser
Tia Ghose | Jun 14, 2011
Cells that produce laser light may one day zap cancer cells.
Top 7 in molecular biology
Megan Scudellari | Jun 14, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in molecular biology, from Faculty of 1000.
Lobster-Pot Science
Richard P. Grant | Jun 13, 2011
Microbiologist Marvin Whiteley chats about teaming up with chemist and bioengineer Jason Shear in order to build tiny houses for bacteria.
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. 
Repairing hearts
Megan Scudellari (Video by Richard P. Grant) | Jun 9, 2011
Paul Riley of University College London discusses his new research, published June 8th in Nature.
Apple peels give mice muscle power
Jessica P. Johnson | Jun 9, 2011
A waxy substance, ursolic acid, found in high concentrations in apple peels, can help mice build muscle and reduce muscle atrophy, body fat, blood sugar levels, and cholesterol, reports Newswise.