imaging, genetics & genomics, developmental biology, immunology
Image of the Day: Brain, Heal Thyself
Image of the Day: Brain, Heal Thyself
The Scientist Staff | Apr 20, 2018
When a mouse’s brain undergoes traumatic injury, immune cells clear the dead from the affected area, after which blood cells swoop in to repair blood vessels.
Free Divers From Southeast Asia Evolved Bigger Spleens
Free Divers From Southeast Asia Evolved Bigger Spleens
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 19, 2018
The adaptation gives better endurance to the Bajau people, known as sea nomads, by increasing spleen size and, in turn, boosting the number of oxygenated red blood cells when diving.  
Image of the Day: Infrared Tumors
Image of the Day: Infrared Tumors
The Scientist Staff | Apr 18, 2018
A camera inspired by butterfly eyes allows surgeons to see cancer cells during surgery.
Antibody Combo Expands Response to Checkpoint Inhibitor in Mice
Antibody Combo Expands Response to Checkpoint Inhibitor in Mice
Kerry Grens | Apr 16, 2018
Genetic analyses uncover cellular hallmarks of bladder cancer tumors that don’t respond, but interfering with one of those characteristics in a mouse model causes tumors to shrink.  
Estonia Offers Free Genetic Testing to Residents
Estonia Offers Free Genetic Testing to Residents
Diana Kwon | Apr 13, 2018
The nationwide experiment will initially include around 100,000 volunteers.
New Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
New Ovarian Cancer Vaccine Shows Promise
Catherine Offord | Apr 12, 2018
A preliminary clinical trial finds that the personalized therapy improves survival rates and has no severe side-effects.
Image of the Day: Dino Tracks
Image of the Day: Dino Tracks
The Scientist Staff | Apr 12, 2018
A combination of analysis techniques including 3-D models and false-color depth maps allow researchers to study tridactyl dinosaur tracks in Switzerland.
Sweet Tooth Gene Tied to Less Body Fat
Sweet Tooth Gene Tied to Less Body Fat
Kerry Grens | Apr 11, 2018
A study of more than 450,000 people finds a certain genetic variant associated with eating more carbs is linked to a thicker waist and higher blood pressure, but less fat.  
Some Antibiotics Rev Up Host Immune Response to Viruses
Some Antibiotics Rev Up Host Immune Response to Viruses
Shawna Williams | Apr 9, 2018
The antimicrobial drug neomycin protects mice from some viral infections, complicating the picture of the relationship between antibiotics and susceptibility to viruses.
Image of the Day: Gene Expression
Image of the Day: Gene Expression
The Scientist Staff | Apr 9, 2018
A new algorithm scrutinizes the most hard-to-read segments of the genome.