ENCODE, cell & molecular biology, culture
Top Scientists of 2013
Top Scientists of 2013
Tracy Vence | Dec 25, 2013
The Scientist commemorates prize-winning life scientists and remembers notable researchers who died this year.
Week in Review: December 16–20
Week in Review: December 16–20
Tracy Vence | Dec 20, 2013
Sex lives of early hominins; Amborella trichopoda genome; surface topography and stem cells; how HIV weakens immune cells; dogs, dust microbes, and mouse allergies; news from ASCB
Speaking of Cell Biology
Speaking of Cell Biology
Tracy Vence | Dec 17, 2013
A selection of notable quotes from the annual American Society for Cell Biology meeting
Building Support for Basic Research
Building Support for Basic Research
Tracy Vence | Dec 16, 2013
The push toward translational research was a much-discussed topic at the annual American Society for Cell Biology meeting.
Spotlight on Stem Cells
Spotlight on Stem Cells
Tracy Vence | Dec 16, 2013
Elaine Fuchs and Craig Venter touted the promise of stem cell research at the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting.
Inside Information
Inside Information
Abby Olena | Dec 16, 2013
Researchers develop a nanobiopsy technique for sampling the contents of living cells.
Test Scores Are in the Genes
Test Scores Are in the Genes
Jef Akst | Dec 16, 2013
More than school or family environment, a child’s genetics influences high school exam results.
Gut Bacteria Vary with Diet
Gut Bacteria Vary with Diet
Jef Akst | Dec 13, 2013
Extreme diets can alter the microbial makeup of the human GI tract, and change the behavior of those bacteria.
Week in Review: December 9–13
Week in Review: December 9–13
Tracy Vence | Dec 13, 2013
Animal family tree rearranged; how E. coli evades the immune system; pharmacological chaperones and misfolded proteins
Gender-based Citation Disparities
Gender-based Citation Disparities
Abby Olena | Dec 12, 2013
An analysis reveals that papers with women as key authors are cited less often than those with men as key authors.