gender gap, cell & molecular biology
Image of the Day: Red-Hot Mitochondria
Image of the Day: Red-Hot Mitochondria
The Scientist Staff | Jan 29, 2018
Mitochondria may sustain temperatures more than 10 °C warmer than human cells, say researchers. 
Researchers Discover 10 New Immune Systems in Bacteria
Researchers Discover 10 New Immune Systems in Bacteria
Jim Daley | Jan 25, 2018
The findings more than double the number of known defense mechanisms, piquing the interests of molecular biology tool developers.
Canadian Science Community Gathers Momentum in Improving Gender Equity
Canadian Science Community Gathers Momentum in Improving Gender Equity
Viviane Callier | Jan 18, 2018
Institutions document the effects of unconscious bias and set specific goals for gender balance.
<em>PNAS</em> Editor-in-Chief Placed on Leave
PNAS Editor-in-Chief Placed on Leave
Katarina Zimmer | Jan 5, 2018
In a gender discrmination lawsuit against the Salk Institute, a female scientist alleges that biologist Inder Verma was dismissive of his female colleagues. 
Glial Ties to Persistent Pain
Glial Ties to Persistent Pain
Mark R. Hutchinson | Jan 1, 2018
Immune-like cells in the central nervous system are now recognized as key participants in the creation and maintenance of persistent pain.
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.
Infographic: Two Pain Paths Diverge in the Body
Infographic: Two Pain Paths Diverge in the Body
Mark R. Hutchinson | Dec 31, 2017
The acute pain that results from injury or disease is very different from chronic pain.
Infographic: A Painful Pathway
Infographic: A Painful Pathway
Catherine Offord | Dec 31, 2017
Since the mid-2000s, the voltage-gated sodium channel NaV1.7 has emerged as a promising target for a new class of analgesics.
The Biggest Science Scandals of 2017
The Biggest Science Scandals of 2017
Jef Akst | Dec 15, 2017
This year’s controversial news included unethical behavior among politicians, a murder, and multiple accusations of gender discrimination and sexual harassment, in addition to the usual spate of research misconduct.
Max Planck Society Seeks to Keep More Women as Faculty
Max Planck Society Seeks to Keep More Women as Faculty
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 6, 2017
The German research institution will invest more than $35 million in creating tenure-track positions for female scientists.