ebola, culture, cell & molecular biology
Taking Shots at Ebola
Taking Shots at Ebola
Molly Sharlach | Nov 5, 2014
With an infusion of public and private resources and accelerated regulatory processes, a handful of companies are racing to develop a vaccine to curb the Ebola epidemic.
The End of Science Sexism?
The End of Science Sexism?
Jef Akst | Nov 5, 2014
A study suggests that, at least in US academia, men and women now receive roughly equivalent treatment in the workplace. The scientific community disagrees.
Rare Disease to Inform Ebola Susceptibility?
Rare Disease to Inform Ebola Susceptibility?
Jef Akst | Nov 4, 2014
Parents of children with the fatal genetic disease Niemann-Pick Type C are taking an active role in research to understand how mutations associated with the disease may protect against Ebola.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Walking Whales</em>
Book Excerpt from The Walking Whales
J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen | Nov 1, 2014
In Chapter 1, “Fossils and War,” author J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen describes the difficulties of conducting field research in a conflict zone.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2014
Leonardo's Brain, The Future of the Brain, Dodging Extinction, and Arrival of the Fittest
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Nov 1, 2014
November 2014's selection of notable quotes
Enhanced Enhancers
Enhanced Enhancers
Eric Olson | Nov 1, 2014
The recent discovery of super-enhancers may offer new drug targets for a range of diseases.
The Rules of Replication
The Rules of Replication
Kerry Grens | Nov 1, 2014
Should there be standard protocols for how researchers attempt to reproduce the work of others?
Walking with Whales
Walking with Whales
J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen | Nov 1, 2014
The history of cetaceans can serve as a model for both evolutionary dynamics and interdisciplinary collaboration.
Mitochondria Munchers
Mitochondria Munchers
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Nov 1, 2014
Glial cells consume mitochondria released by neurons in the optic nerve.