human embryonic stem cells, ecology
Cheetah Range Drops 90 Percent
Cheetah Range Drops 90 Percent
Kerry Grens | Dec 27, 2016
Estimating only 7,100 individuals remaining, researchers urge a reclassification of the species from vulnerable to endangered.
Elephant Footprints Create Habitat for Tiny Aquatic Creatures
Elephant Footprints Create Habitat for Tiny Aquatic Creatures
Catherine Offord | Dec 1, 2016
Researchers discover diverse communities of invertebrates inhabiting the water-filled tracks of elephants in Uganda.
Deep-Sea Viruses Destroy Archaea
Deep-Sea Viruses Destroy Archaea
Ruth Williams | Oct 12, 2016
Viruses are responsible for the majority of archaea deaths on the deep ocean floors, scientists show.
Thirty Years of Progress
Thirty Years of Progress
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2016
Since The Scientist published its first issue in October 1986, life-science research has transformed from a manual and often tedious task to a high-tech, largely automated process of unprecedented efficiency.
Stem Cells Made Waves in Biology and Medicine
Stem Cells Made Waves in Biology and Medicine
Karen Zusi | Oct 1, 2016
Since their introduction to the lab, pluripotent stem cells have gone from research tool to therapeutic, but the journey has been rocky.
Ocean Viruses Cataloged
Ocean Viruses Cataloged
Jef Akst | Sep 21, 2016
An international research team triples the number of known virus types found in marine environments. 
Opinion: Evidence to Support an “Eco-Friendly” Desalination Technology Lacking
Opinion: Evidence to Support an “Eco-Friendly” Desalination Technology Lacking
Daniel Cartamil | Sep 20, 2016
Policymakers’ choice of seawater intakes highlights California’s troubling embrace of unproven technologies.
Zika Update
Zika Update
Bob Grant | Sep 7, 2016
Virus’s genome to aid in diagnoses; bees caught in crossfire of mosquito sprays; Zika spreads in Asia; US Congress revisits Zika funding
Using CRISPR to Edit Genes in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Using CRISPR to Edit Genes in Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells
Kelly Rae Chi | Sep 1, 2016
Tips on how to surmount the challenges of working with CRISPR to manipulate genes in human stems cells to study their function in specific diseases or to correct genetic defects in patient cells.
A Tribe of Hornbill Hunters Turns to Conservation
A Tribe of Hornbill Hunters Turns to Conservation
Moushumi Basu | Sep 1, 2016
An indigenous community in northeastern India is a crucial part of the effort to save these majestic forest birds from extinction.