immunology, evolution, developmental biology
Tumor Traps
Tumor Traps
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2016
After surgery to remove a tumor, neutrophils recruited to the site spit out sticky webs of DNA that aid cancer recurrence.
A Gut Feeling
A Gut Feeling
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2016
See profilee Hans Clevers discuss his work with stem cells and cancer in the small intestine.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2016
Lab Girl, The Most Perfect Thing, Half-Earth, and Cosmosapiens
Guts and Glory
Guts and Glory
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 1, 2016
An open mind and collaborative spirit have taken Hans Clevers on a journey from medicine to developmental biology, gastroenterology, cancer, and stem cells.
Minimal Genome Created
Minimal Genome Created
Ruth Williams | Mar 24, 2016
Scientists build a living cellular organism with a genome smaller than any known in nature.
Brains Before Brawn
Brains Before Brawn
Bob Grant | Mar 16, 2016
A newly described horse-size relative of Tyrannosaurus rex may help settle the question of how massive carnivorous dinosaurs took shape throughout the eons.
Less Chewing, More Doing
Less Chewing, More Doing
Catherine Offord | Mar 11, 2016
Food processing in early hominid populations might have played a key role in human evolution by increasing net energy uptake, researchers show.
More Support for Allergen-Exposure Strategy
More Support for Allergen-Exposure Strategy
Jef Akst | Mar 8, 2016
A second study finds evidence that feeding children peanuts could help prevent them from developing allergies to the legume later in life.
Viral Remnants Help Regulate Human Immunity
Viral Remnants Help Regulate Human Immunity
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Mar 3, 2016
Endogenous retroviruses in the human genome can regulate genes involved in innate immune responses.
Amoebae Have Human-Like Immunity
Amoebae Have Human-Like Immunity
Jef Akst | Mar 2, 2016
Dictyostelium discoideum produce extracellular nets that can kill bacteria, just as phagocytes in people and other higher animals do, according to a study.