experiments
Image of the Day: Fragile Fly 
Image of the Day: Fragile Fly 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Dec 7, 2017
Researchers examine the effects on the fruit fly intestine of the protein responsible for Fragile X syndrome in humans. 
Image of the Day: Fear Center
Image of the Day: Fear Center
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Oct 26, 2017
A set of neurons in the brain’s central amygdala plays a key role in forming memories of aversive experiences, scientists find in mice.  
FDA Goes After Two Stem Cell Clinics
FDA Goes After Two Stem Cell Clinics
Kerry Grens | Aug 29, 2017
The agency raided one that was using a stem cell-smallpox vaccine combo, and sent a warning to another to obey best practices.
Women Lose Vision After Stem Cell Treatment
Women Lose Vision After Stem Cell Treatment
Kerry Grens | Mar 17, 2017
The adipose-derived cells were injected into the patients’ eyes to treat age-related macular degeneration. 
Many Papers Lack Detailed Methods
Many Papers Lack Detailed Methods
Chris Palmer | Sep 6, 2013
Nearly half of scientific publications lack sufficient information about the research resources needed to reproduce experimental findings, a study finds.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb | Jul 1, 2013
Denial, Probably Approximately Correct, Permanent Present Tense, and Against Their Will
Human Whiskers
Human Whiskers
Kerry Grens | Feb 1, 2013
Scientists probe our sense of touch for a feedback loop between sensation and motion.
Testing for Whisker Sense
Testing for Whisker Sense
Kerry Grens | Feb 1, 2013
A subject participates in an experiment devised by Weizmann Institute of Science researcher Ehud Ahissar to probe the neurological mechanics of tactile sensations.
Neurosurgeons Banned from Research
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 24, 2012
After treating terminally ill patients with an unauthorized experimental probiotic procedure, two California doctors can no longer participated in human research.
Science Afield
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2012
Portable wet-lab kits allow even soldiers stationed in war zones to earn college science credits.