culture Friday, genetics & genomics, immunology, neuroscience, microbiology
Dopamine: Duality of Desire
Marc Lewis | May 1, 2012
Being an ex-drug-addict turned neuroscientist brings a unique insight into the physiological and phenomenological realities of addiction.
Burgers and Flies
Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2012
Inspired by Darwin, Mohamed Noor has uncovered the molecular dance by which a single species becomes two.
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2012
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2012 issue of The Scientist.
The Sugar Lnc
Sabrina Richards | May 1, 2012
Genes that react to cellular sugar content are regulated by a long non-coding RNA via an unexpected mechanism
SPRead Your Antibody Capabilities
Carina Storrs | May 1, 2012
Using surface plasmon resonance to improve antibody detection and characterization: four case studies
The Sound of Color
Jef Akst | May 1, 2012
A completely colorblind musician and painter perceives the world in a new way with help from technology.
Bubble Vision
Edyta Zielinska | May 1, 2012
Turning a liability into an asset, cryo-electron microscopists exploit an artifact to probe protein structure.
Illegal Genes
Bob Grant | Apr 30, 2012
California mulls a state law that would criminalize the unauthorized sharing, storing, or analyzing of genetic data.
Pigeon GPS Identified
Megan Scudellari | Apr 26, 2012
A population of neurons in pigeon brains encodes direction, intensity, and polarity of the Earth’s magnetic field.
Anti-inflammatory Factors Fight Bugs
Megan Scudellari | Apr 25, 2012
A combination of antibiotics and the body’s own defensive metabolites clears bacterial infections faster than antibiotics alone.