culture, developmental biology, cell & molecular biology, genetics & genomics
NIH Biased Against Blacks?
Bob Grant | Aug 22, 2011
A new study reveals that African American researchers are 10 percent less likely to receive funding from the federal agency than their white peers.
Discredited Studies Not Yet Retracted
Jef Akst | Aug 16, 2011
Ten years after an investigative report found that 10 papers on sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) were “flawed,” only one has been pulled from the literature.
Fewer PhD Funds for UK
Jef Akst | Aug 16, 2011
UK’s Research Councils may fund fewer new doctoral students in the upcoming academic year.
Bacteria Kamikazes
Bacteria Kamikazes
Kelly Rae Chi | Aug 16, 2011
Researchers design a synthetic bacterium that kills the infectious microbe Pseudomonas aeruginosa, sacrificing itself in the process.
How Caffeine Fights Cancer
Jef Akst | Aug 15, 2011
Caffeinated drinks may help prevent skin cancer by inhibiting a DNA repair pathway, thus killing potentially precancerous cells.
Designing Worm Proteins
Jef Akst | Aug 15, 2011
For the first time, researchers have engineered a multicellular organism that incorporates a synthetic amino acid into its proteins.
The Father of Trial Randomization Dies
Bob Grant | Aug 15, 2011
Statistician Paul Meier, who championed the random assignment of patients to treatment groups in clinical trials, changed the way the researchers test experimental drugs.
Love and Crickets
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 12, 2011
A new exhibit at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia celebrates the work of an artist who is also the world’s authority on grasshoppers and crickets.
Chasing Grasshoppers
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 12, 2011
A conversation with Dan Otte, a South African artist and curator of entomology at the Academy of Natural Sciences in Philadelphia. Otte also happens to have discovered around 20 percent of the cricket species known to date.
Cancer Researcher Fabricated Data
Jessica P. Johnson | Aug 11, 2011
Sheng Wang leaves the Boston University School of Medicine and agrees to retract two published studies.