innovation, ecology, immunology
Desktop Human
Desktop Human
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Dec 1, 2014
Meet the researchers behind ATHENA, the project that aims to create a system of linked model human organs that may revolutionize drug development.
Honorable Innovation
Honorable Innovation
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2014
Runners up in the Top 10 Innovations of 2014 competition
All Systems Go
All Systems Go
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 1, 2014
Alan Aderem earned his PhD while under house arrest for protesting apartheid in South Africa. His early political involvement has guided his scientific focus, encouraging fellow systems biologists to study immunology and infectious diseases.
Bespoke Cell Jackets
Bespoke Cell Jackets
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2014
Scientists make hydrogel coats for individual cells that can be tailored to specific research questions.
Homo Minutus
Homo Minutus
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Dec 1, 2014
A miniature platform with multiple organ-on-a-chip constructs aims to speed up drug discovery—and create better transplants for patients.
Along Came a Spider
Along Came a Spider
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2014
Researchers are turning to venom peptides to protect crops from their most devastating pests.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2014
Your Atomic Self, Eureka!, A Talent for Friendship, and Undeniable
A Race Against Extinction
A Race Against Extinction
A. Marmaduke Kilpatrick | Dec 1, 2014
Bat populations ravaged; hundreds of amphibian species driven to extinction; diverse groups of birds threatened. Taking risks will be necessary to control deadly wildlife pathogens.
Top 10 Innovations 2014
Top 10 Innovations 2014
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2014
The list of the year’s best new products contains both perennial winners and innovative newcomers.
Virus May Explain “Melting” Sea Stars
Virus May Explain “Melting” Sea Stars
Molly Sharlach | Nov 19, 2014
Researchers discover a densovirus that is associated with sea star wasting disease.