hESCs, neuroscience, cell & molecular biology, culture
Plant scientists, innovators
Jef Akst | Jun 16, 2011
Fifteen plant biologists are selected to take part in a new initiative in fundamental plant science research.
Regulating nanotechnology
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 15, 2011
The FDA proposes the first set of regulations for nanotechnology and asks for feedback from the scientific community.
Stress births neural stem cells
Jessica P. Johnson | Jun 15, 2011
When mice are held in isolation, stem cells in the hippocampus make more of themselves and wait for better times.
Our own 60 mutations
Jef Akst | Jun 15, 2011
New estimates of human mutation suggest that each of us harbor approximately 60 novel genetic mutations.
Ovarian cancer forces into new tissues
Jessica P. Johnson | Jun 14, 2011
Ovarian tumor cells use cellular movement proteins to penetrate protective cell layers surrounding new target tissues during metastasis.
First biological laser
Tia Ghose | Jun 14, 2011
Cells that produce laser light may one day zap cancer cells.
Top 7 in molecular biology
Megan Scudellari | Jun 14, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in molecular biology, from Faculty of 1000.
Lobster-Pot Science
Richard P. Grant | Jun 13, 2011
Microbiologist Marvin Whiteley chats about teaming up with chemist and bioengineer Jason Shear in order to build tiny houses for bacteria.
2011 World Science Festival: A look back
The Scientist Staff | Jun 10, 2011
The Scientist covered some of the events that made this year's festival memorable.
Primal Fashion
Primal Fashion
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 9, 2011
Two sisters—Kate, a developmental biologist, and Helen, a high-end fashion designer—team up to develop a couture collection inspired by the first 1,000 hours of embryonic life.