disease & medicine, NIH, culture
Baby on Board
Baby on Board
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2017
Many scientific conferences offer child care options that allow researchers to bring their families along for the trip.
Climate Change Language Deleted from NIH Site
Climate Change Language Deleted from NIH Site
Bob Grant | Aug 23, 2017
The communications director at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences says news reports of the changes are overblown.
Zika Linked to More Neurological Problems in Adults
Zika Linked to More Neurological Problems in Adults
Kerry Grens | Aug 14, 2017
A review of several dozen hospitalized patients in Brazil finds neurological conditions, including inflammation of the brain and spinal cord, in addition to Guillain-Barre syndrome.
Researchers Petition to Bring Back Grant Caps
Researchers Petition to Bring Back Grant Caps
Bob Grant | Aug 9, 2017
Nearly 1,000 signatories are asking the National Institutes of Health to reinstitute the Grant Support Index proposal.
Most of NFL Brain Trauma Research Donation to NIH to Go Unspent
Most of NFL Brain Trauma Research Donation to NIH to Go Unspent
Shawna Williams | Jul 28, 2017
The football league and the government agency part ways over how the money should be used.
Image of the Day: Itty Bitty Cell Sucker
Image of the Day: Itty Bitty Cell Sucker
The Scientist Staff | Jul 21, 2017
With a diameter smaller than 100 nanometers, this nanopipette’s indiscernible tip is tiny enough to suck up minute contents of a single cell. 
Bacteriophages to the Rescue
Bacteriophages to the Rescue
Emily Monosson | Jul 17, 2017
Phage therapy is but one example of using biological entities to reduce our reliance on antibiotics and other failing chemical solutions.
Demonstrating Discontent, May 21, 1990
Demonstrating Discontent, May 21, 1990
Andrea Anderson | Jul 17, 2017
Activists demanded greater access to and involvement in clinical research for AIDS treatments—and their protests were heard.
Notable Science Quotes
Notable Science Quotes
The Scientist Staff | Jul 17, 2017
The NIH budget, the nature of science, paternal age, and more
Book Excerpt from <em>Natural Defense</em>
Book Excerpt from Natural Defense
Emily Monosson | Jul 16, 2017
In Chapter 3, “The Enemy of Our Enemy Is Our Friend: Infecting the Infection,” author Emily Monosson makes the case for bacteriophage therapy in the treatment of infectious disease.