diagnostics, immunology, neuroscience
Ever Wonder…
Jef Akst | Jan 10, 2012
How does catnip work?
Chimp Viruses for Human Vaccines
Ruth Williams | Jan 4, 2012
An adenovirus isolated from chimpanzee feces proves more effective than human adenoviruses as a vaccine vector for hepatitis C.
Animal Mind Control
Jef Akst | Jan 1, 2012
Examples of parasites that manipulate the behavior of their hosts are not hard to come by, but scientists have only recently begun to understand how they induce such dramatic changes.
No Mo’ Slow Flow
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Jan 1, 2012
Tools and tricks for high-throughput flow cytometry
Resolving Chronic Pain
Claudia Sommer and Frank Birklein | Jan 1, 2012
The body’s own mechanism for dispersing the inflammatory reaction might lead to new treatments for chronic pain.
Prion Protectors
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 1, 2012
Editor’s choice in immunology
Bat Luck
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 1, 2012
An intrepid researcher and her team battle the elements and bouts of misfortune to explore the biodiversity of a brand new African country.
Inflammation, Pain, and Resolvins
Inflammation, Pain, and Resolvins
Claudia Sommer and Frank Birklein | Jan 1, 2012
Not all inflammation leads to pain. Despite widespread infection followed by fever, colds rarely cause pain. But when some cytokines and certain immune cells are active near pain-sensing nerves, they trigger receptors that convey pain sensations to the brain.
Bat Hunt
Bat Hunt
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 1, 2012
Bucknell University mammalogist DeeAnn Reeder raises nets high into the darkened forest canopies of South Sudan to catch bats.
Top People of 2011
Jef Akst | Dec 21, 2011
The Scientist recounts the year’s top science prize winners and top-notch scientists that passed away.