histone methylation, microbiology, immunology
Top People of 2011
Jef Akst | Dec 21, 2011
The Scientist recounts the year’s top science prize winners and top-notch scientists that passed away.
Top Science Scandals of 2011
Tia Ghose | Dec 19, 2011
A list of this year's most high-profile retractions and controversies in science
Nobel Winner’s Contribution Questioned
Cristina Luiggi | Dec 19, 2011
A coauthor of the key paper that led to one of this year’s Nobel Prizes for Physiology or Medicine claims the recipient wasn’t involved in the research.
Arsenic Bug's Genome Sequenced
Bob Grant | Dec 7, 2011
Researchers have mapped out the DNA of what some scientists claim to be an arsenic loving bacterium.
A Possible Ebola Vaccine?
Tia Ghose | Dec 5, 2011
A new Ebola vaccine candidate protects mice against death and can be produced quickly in response to a bioterrorism threat.
Resistance Outlasts Antibiotics
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 5, 2011
Antibiotic resistant bacteria keep their protective genes, even when antibiotics are no longer given.
Cancer Immunotherapy Pioneer Dies
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 2, 2011
Lloyd Old, a researcher and former administrator of two cancer research institutes, passed away this week.
Stem Cells Traced To Heart
Tia Ghose | Dec 1, 2011
New research suggests that a controversial class of stem cells originates in the heart and retains some ability to repair damaged tissue.
Flow Cytometry for the Masses
Richard P. Grant | Dec 1, 2011
Tagging antibodies with rare earth metals instead of fluorescent molecules turns a veteran technique into a high-throughput powerhouse.
Breaching the Wall
Rachel Nuwer | Dec 1, 2011
Editor’s choice in immunology