heart attack, cell & molecular biology, ecology
Mom’s Mitochondria Affect Pup Longevity
Mom’s Mitochondria Affect Pup Longevity
Ruth Williams | Oct 9, 2014
Mitochondrial mutations inherited from the mother can shorten a mouse’s lifespan.
Nuclear Cartography
Nuclear Cartography
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Oct 1, 2014
Techniques for mapping chromosome conformation
Cone Cell Correctors
Cone Cell Correctors
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Oct 1, 2014
In mice, adult cone cell outer segments and their visual functions deteriorate if two microRNAs are not present.
Contributors
Contributors
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Oct 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the October 2014 issue of The Scientist.
Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobelists
Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobelists
Bob Grant | Sep 25, 2014
Using citation statistics, the firm forecasts which researchers are likely to take home science’s top honors this year.
Heritable Histones
Heritable Histones
Ruth Williams | Sep 18, 2014
Scientists show how roundworm daughter cells remember the histone modification patterns of their parents.
Giant DNA Origami
Giant DNA Origami
Jef Akst | Sep 18, 2014
Researchers create the largest 3-D DNA structures to date, many times bigger than previously constructed origami shapes.
Bird Diversity Drops From Forests to Farms
Bird Diversity Drops From Forests to Farms
Ruth Williams | Sep 11, 2014
Farms support less phylogenetically diverse bird populations than forests, but some farms are better than others.
The Iceman Cometh
The Iceman Cometh
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Sep 1, 2014
Meet Ötzi, the Copper Age ice man who is helping scientists reconstruct changes in the population genetics of the red deer he hunted.
This Bug Sucks
This Bug Sucks
Yao-Hua Law | Sep 1, 2014
An assassin bug, which some researchers are using as living syringes to sample blood from birds and mammals, feeds on a bat.