human evolution, cell & molecular biology, neuroscience
Next Generation: Microfluidics for the Dish
Kerry Grens | Oct 4, 2011
A new device for directing fluids is designed to deliver chemical cues directly to petri dishes without disturbing cells.
Genetic Alarm Clock
Jef Akst | Oct 4, 2011
Researchers identify a gene that wakes people up from sleep each day.
Immunologists Take Home Nobel
Rachel Nuwer | Oct 3, 2011
The Nobel Assembly announced today that three researchers in the field of immunology will share the 2011 Prize in Physiology or Medicine.
Neuroscience
Edyta Zeilinska | Oct 1, 2011
Read about beginnings of neuroscience through the eyes of Nobel Prize winner Eric Kandel, and how researchers today envision the future of the field.
Opinion: Synthesizing Life
J. Craig Venter | Oct 1, 2011
Designing genomes from scratch will be the next revolution in biology.
. . . And Many Happy Returns
Mary Beth Aberlin | Oct 1, 2011
To the great scientific leaps witnessed during our first 25 years, and the game changers yet to come.
Opinion: Evolving Engineering
George M. Church | Oct 1, 2011
Exploiting the unique properties of living systems makes synthetic biologists better engineers.
A Not-So-Short Circuit?
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 1, 2011
As neuroscientists look to the future of their field, they are beginning to delve into more complex factors that define our emotions and intentions.
Book Excerpt from Future Science: Essays From the Cutting Edge
William McEwan | Oct 1, 2011
In an essay entitled "Molecular Cut and Paste: The New Generation of Biological Tools," virologist William McEwan envisions a future where viruses are reprogrammed to become the workhorses of science and medicine.
Going Viral
Going Viral
William McEwan | Oct 1, 2011
The promise of viruses as biotech tools will help molecular biology fulfill its true potential.