human evolution, cell & molecular biology, neuroscience, culture
Lasker Winners Announced
Jef Akst | Sep 12, 2011
Discoveries in protein folding and malaria treatment are recognized by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation.
Obscure Organelle in Stem Cells and Cancer
Kerry Grens | Sep 11, 2011
Cellular structures known as midbodies, formed during cell division, appear to accumulate in stem cells and cancer cells, hinting at a potential function for these once-disregarded organelles.
Man-Eating Mushrooms
Jef Akst | Sep 9, 2011
An artist suggests that being buried in a suit laden with decomposing fungi may be healthier for the mind and the environment.
Get Your Gut Sequenced
Jef Akst | Sep 8, 2011
A new non-profit endeavor is calling for people to get their gut bacteria sequenced for the sake of science.
The Mosaic Pre-Man
Rachel Nuwer and Sabrina Richards | Sep 8, 2011
Newly excavated Australopithecus sediba fossils exhibit a mixture of primitive and more modern features.
Bacteria Clean Up
Jef Akst | Sep 7, 2011
Hair-like extensions on microbes that remove uranium and other metals from contaminated groundwater could one day help clean up after radiation spills.
Next Generation: Cellular Nanothermometer
Kerry Grens | Sep 2, 2011
Quantum dots, typically used in imaging, also relay temperature changes within a cell.
Seeing Through Mice
Jef Akst | Sep 1, 2011
A new technique for turning mouse fetuses transparent offers a literal window into the brain.
<em>Art + Science Now</em>
Art + Science Now
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2011
The book that serves as bio art's encyclopedia.
Vive la Différence
H. Steven Wiley | Sep 1, 2011
Measuring how individual cells differ from each other will enhance the predictive power of biology.