diseases/medicine, immunology, culture
Protein Clumps Spread Inflammation
Protein Clumps Spread Inflammation
Kate Yandell | Jun 22, 2014
ASC specks—protein aggregations that drive inflammation—are released from dying immune cells, expanding the reach of a defense response.
Ancient Apoptosis
Ancient Apoptosis
Kate Yandell | Jun 9, 2014
Humans and coral share a cell-death pathway that has been conserved between them for more than half a billion years.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Drunken Monkey</em>
Book Excerpt from The Drunken Monkey
Robert Dudley | Jun 1, 2014
In Chapter 3, "On the Inebriation of Elephants," author Robert Dudley considers whether tales of tipsy pachyderms and bombed baboons have any basis in scientific truth.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2014
Proof, Caffeinated, A Sting in the Tale, and The Insect Cookbook
Simultaneous Release
Simultaneous Release
Kerry Grens | Jun 1, 2014
Coordinating the submission of manuscripts can strike a healthy balance between competition and collaboration.
Drunks and Monkeys
Drunks and Monkeys
Robert Dudley | Jun 1, 2014
Understanding our primate ancestors’ relationship with alcohol can inform its use by modern humans.
 
Waste Not, Want Not
Waste Not, Want Not
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 1, 2014
Researchers and entrepreneurs divert food waste from landfills by turning it into a variety of ingenious products.
Speaking of Food Science
Speaking of Food Science
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2014
June 2014's selection of notable quotes
Immunology and Neurology Pioneer Dies
Immunology and Neurology Pioneer Dies
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 24, 2014
Gerald Edelman, who broke new ground in two distinct fields of life science, has passed away at age 84.
Virus Found in Sf9 Cell Line
Virus Found in Sf9 Cell Line
Kerry Grens | May 22, 2014
A government lab finds a novel virus present in cell lines used for therapeutic production that were thought to be virus-free.