drug development, culture, ecology
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Feb 1, 2018
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Book Excerpt from <em>Swearing is Good for You</em>
Book Excerpt from Swearing is Good for You
Emma Byrne | Jan 23, 2018
In chapter 1, “The Bad Language Brain: Neuroscience and Swearing,” author Emma Byrne sets the scene for her book by telling the story of the hapless and potty-mouthed Phineas Gage.
Sanofi and Celgene Spend $20 Billion in Major Biotech Acquisitions
Sanofi and Celgene Spend $20 Billion in Major Biotech Acquisitions
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 23, 2018
Pharmaceutical giant Sanofi to take over hemophilia drugmaker Biovertiv, while Celgene will buy cancer drugmaker Juno Therapeutics.
Opinion: Label Drugs That Are Tested on Animals
Opinion: Label Drugs That Are Tested on Animals
Shaun Khoo | Jan 16, 2018
Transparency about the role of animals in drug development could help raise awareness of and appreciation for preclinical research.
California’s Owls Being Exposed to Rat Poison
California’s Owls Being Exposed to Rat Poison
Catherine Offord | Jan 14, 2018
Researchers suspect the source of the toxins may be some of the state’s 50,000 or so marijuana farms.
Rising Temperatures and the Elimination of Male Turtles
Rising Temperatures and the Elimination of Male Turtles
Ruth Williams | Jan 10, 2018
The near-complete feminization of northern Great Barrier Reef sea turtles has been blamed on climate change.
Child Receives Transgenic Skin
Child Receives Transgenic Skin
Ruth Williams | Jan 1, 2018
A combination gene-and-cell therapy has given a boy with a grievous skin disease a new lease on life, and resolved a dermatology debate to boot.
Why Swearing and Pain Go Hand in Hand
Why Swearing and Pain Go Hand in Hand
Emma Byrne | Jan 1, 2018
Screaming obscenities when you stub your toe makes perfect biological sense.
David Julius Probes the Molecular Mechanics of Pain
David Julius Probes the Molecular Mechanics of Pain
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 1, 2018
For nearly 30 years, the UC San Francisco researcher has delved into unexplored corners of the nervous system.
Targeting Sodium Channels for Pain Relief
Targeting Sodium Channels for Pain Relief
Catherine Offord | Jan 1, 2018
The race to develop analgesic drugs that inhibit sodium channel NaV1.7 is revealing a complex sensory role for the protein.