immunology, cell & molecular biology, disease & medicine
hESC Opponents File with Supreme Court
hESC Opponents File with Supreme Court
Jef Akst | Oct 12, 2012
Scientists fighting the federal funding of human embryonic stem cell research bring their case before the country’s highest court.
Growing New Neurons
Growing New Neurons
Ed Yong | Oct 4, 2012
Brain cells called pericytes can be reprogrammed into neurons with just two proteins, pointing to a novel way to treat neurodegenerative disorders.
Salmonella Strain Spreads Alongside HIV
Dan Cossins | Oct 1, 2012
Researchers find that a deadly bacterial disease hitchhikes in people infected with the virus that causes AIDS to spread throughout sub-Saharan Africa.
Live-Action Networks
Ruth Williams | Oct 1, 2012
Mass spec plus novel software equals dynamic views into the chemical lives of microbes.
Closing the Gap
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2012
A new assay shows that cells use lamellipodia as their primary mechanism to seal up holes in epithelial tissue.
Drug Allergy in the Pocket
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2012
An HIV drug can bind to and alter the function of an immune molecule, causing a dangerous reaction in patients with a particular allele.
(Re)Programming Director
Karen Hopkin | Oct 1, 2012
Unwilling to accept the finality of terminal differentiation, Helen Blau has honed techniques that showcase the flexibility of cells to adopt different identities.
2012 Labbies Honorable Mentions
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2012
Check out other memorable images and videos that were submitted to this year’s Labby Multimedia Awards.
The Golden Goose Is Awarded
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 12, 2012
Researchers are given a prize for high-impact science that began with an unusual or seemingly frivolous study.
Lasker Winners Announced
Jef Akst | Sep 10, 2012
This year’s prizes are awarded for advances in liver transplantation, cell biology, and leadership in biomedical science.