Infographic: The Omentum’s Role in Health and Disease
Infographic: The Omentum’s Role in Health and Disease
Belly fat helps fight infection, but is also a common site of metastasis.
Infographic: The Omentum’s Role in Health and Disease
Infographic: The Omentum’s Role in Health and Disease

Belly fat helps fight infection, but is also a common site of metastasis.

Belly fat helps fight infection, but is also a common site of metastasis.

germ cells, microbiology, developmental biology, immunology
Infographic: The Search for Life Below the Surface
Infographic: The Search for Life Below the Surface
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2018
The recent expansion of large-scale scientific drilling programs, combined with intensified efforts to take advantage of existing portals into the crust, has led to an explosion of research on the deep biosphere.
In Their Earliest Days, Embryos Record Their Environments
In Their Earliest Days, Embryos Record Their Environments
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2018
Methylation patterns at so-called metastable epialleles in the genome stamp a memory into each of our cells.
Caught on CameraCaught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2018
Selected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com
Life Thrives Within the Earth’s Crust
Life Thrives Within the Earth’s Crust
Catherine Offord | Oct 1, 2018
From journeys into mines to explorations of volcanoes on the ocean floor, deep voyages reveal the richness of the planet’s deep biosphere.
Belly Fat Has a Role to Play in Fighting Infections
Belly Fat Has a Role to Play in Fighting Infections
Selene Meza-Perez, Troy D. Randall | Oct 1, 2018
Hanging in front of the abdomen like an apron, the depot of visceral fat known as the omentum helps regulate immune responses.
Federal Health Agency Revokes Contract with Fetal Tissue Supplier
Federal Health Agency Revokes Contract with Fetal Tissue Supplier
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 26, 2018
Health and Human Services plans to review all research involving human fetal tissue.
Antibody Combo Knocks Down HIV in Clinical Trials
Antibody Combo Knocks Down HIV in Clinical Trials
Kerry Grens | Sep 26, 2018
Some patients could suppress the virus without antiretroviral therapy for months after the drug infusions.
Image of the Day: Parasite Stopped in Its Tracks
Image of the Day: Parasite Stopped in Its Tracks
Iris Kulbatski | Sep 26, 2018
Suppression of a signaling pathway in Toxoplasma gondii prevents the parasite from replicating in host cells.
Image of the Day: On the Wing
Image of the Day: On the Wing
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 21, 2018
 A model helps recapitulate the geometric patterning of insect wings.