death, disease & medicine
Monitoring Post-Mortem Gene Transcription in Mice and Zebrafish
Monitoring Post-Mortem Gene Transcription in Mice and Zebrafish
Joshua A. Krisch | Jan 26, 2017
Genes linked to embryonic development, stress, and cancer are increasingly transcribed into RNA after these animals die.
Amsterdam to Open Forensic Cemetery
Amsterdam to Open Forensic Cemetery
Bob Grant | Jan 23, 2017
The facility—the first of its kind in Europe—will help researchers study what happens to decomposing bodies.
Cancer Immunotherapy Trial Suspended After Deaths
Cancer Immunotherapy Trial Suspended After Deaths
Kerry Grens | Jul 8, 2016
Juno Therapeutics asks the US Food and Drug Administration for permission to restart the CAR-T experiments without chemotherapy.
Genes Expressed After Death
Genes Expressed After Death
Tanya Lewis | Jun 23, 2016
Understanding postmortem gene expression could help researchers improve organ transplants and time-of-death estimates, according to studies on mice and zebrafish.
Monkey See, Monkey Die
Monkey See, Monkey Die
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2016
What's killing howler monkeys in the jungles of Central America?
Silent Canopies
Silent Canopies
Jef Akst | May 1, 2016
A spate of howler monkey deaths in Nicaragua, Panama, and Ecuador has researchers scrambling to identify the cause.
Discoverer of G Proteins Dies
Discoverer of G Proteins Dies
Kerry Grens | Dec 29, 2015
Nobel laureate Alfred Gilman has passed away at age 74.
AAAS Fellowship Decision Criticized
AAAS Fellowship Decision Criticized
Bob Grant | Dec 11, 2015
The chemist charged with felony labor code violations following a 2008 lab fire that killed a research assistant was recently named an American Association for the Advancement of Science fellow.
Renowned Molecular Biologist Dies
Renowned Molecular Biologist Dies
Kerry Grens | May 6, 2015
Alexander Rich, discoverer of Z-DNA, the RNA-DNA double helix, and the structure of collagen, has passed away at age 90.
Prominent Cell Biologist Dies
Prominent Cell Biologist Dies
Kerry Grens | May 4, 2015
Cytoskeleton specialist Alan Hall was best known for unpacking the roles of Rho GTPases.