culture, cell & molecular biology, immunology
Book Excerpt from <em>Galileo’s Middle Finger</em>
Book Excerpt from Galileo’s Middle Finger
Alice Dreger | Mar 10, 2015
In Chapter 4, “A Show-Me State of Mind,” author Alice Dreger describes the start of her journey studying scientists who had conducted controversial research.
Stirring the Pot
Stirring the Pot
Alice Dreger | Mar 1, 2015
How to navigate the slings and arrows of conducting “controversial” research
Weiwei Dang: Epigenetics in Aging
Weiwei Dang: Epigenetics in Aging
Jef Akst | Mar 1, 2015
Assistant Professor, Huffington Center On Aging, Baylor College of Medicine. Age: 38
Growth Hormone Guidance
Growth Hormone Guidance
Jenny Rood | Mar 1, 2015
Intact growth hormone signaling pathways are needed for methionine restriction to extend mouse lifespan.
Long Live Collagen
Long Live Collagen
Ashley P. Taylor | Mar 1, 2015
Increased collagen expression is a common feature of many different pathways to extended longevity in worms.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2015
March 2015's selection of notable quotes
Is Anatomy Destiny?
Is Anatomy Destiny?
Alice Dreger | Mar 1, 2015
Alice Dreger, historian of science and author of this month's "Reading Frames," explores the blurry lines between male and female in her 2010 TED talk.
Evolutionary Rewiring
Evolutionary Rewiring
Ruth Williams | Feb 26, 2015
Strong selective pressure can lead to rapid and reproducible evolution in bacteria.
Stem Cells Phone Home
Stem Cells Phone Home
Jef Akst | Feb 26, 2015
A screen of 9,000 small molecules identifies a treatment that improves the targeting of mesenchymal stem cells to sites of damaged tissue.
Fighting Allergy with Allergen
Fighting Allergy with Allergen
Kerry Grens | Feb 25, 2015
Babies who ate peanuts were less likely to develop an allergy to the food by the time they hit kindergarten, according to a new study.