culture Friday, genetics & genomics, immunology, neuroscience, microbiology
Seven New National Medal Winners
Bob Grant | Sep 29, 2011
A handful of life science researchers will take home the United States' top science honor.
Animal Electricity, circa 1781
Jessica P. Johnson | Sep 28, 2011
How an Italian scientist doing Frankenstein-like experiments on dead frogs discovered that the body is powered by electrical impulses.
More Thoughts on Humanized Animals
Jef Akst | Sep 27, 2011
A German ethics council weighs in on the discussion about the use of human-animal chimeras in research.
Top 7 in Microbiology
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 26, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in microbiology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000
Biodiversity, Quick and Dirty
Bob Grant | Sep 26, 2011
Researchers find that sampling DNA from the soil can be an effective way to determine how many individuals of a variety of species inhabit a particular area.
Sexually Confused Dog
Jef Akst | Sep 23, 2011
A female bulldog with testicles but no SRY gene considered scientific anomaly.
Next Generation: Neuronal Monkey Bars
Kerry Grens | Sep 23, 2011
Three-dimensional scaffolds for growing and guiding neurons are getting smaller and more tailored in design.
Five Life-Science MacArthur Winners
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 22, 2011
This year’s winners research topics ranging from stem cell regulation to brain damage from football injuries.
Opinion: Animals with Human Material
Martin Bobrow | Sep 21, 2011
Careful oversight is required to ensure that chimeras and transgenic animals continue to serve as powerful biomedical research tools.
Top 7 in Genomics & Genetics
Sabrina Richards | Sep 19, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in genomics, genetics and related areas, from Faculty of 1000