innovation, microbiology, developmental biology
Are Cancer Stem Cells Ready for Prime Time?
Are Cancer Stem Cells Ready for Prime Time?
Suling Liu, Hasan Korkaya, and Max S. Wicha | Apr 1, 2012
A flood of new discoveries has refined our definition of cancer stem cells. Now it’s up to human clinical trials to test if they can make a difference in patients.
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2012
April 2012's selection of notable quotes
Opinion: A Big Pharma Biotech Fund
Mark Kessel | Mar 5, 2012
Pharmaceutical companies should deploy cash to fund struggling biotech companies, which could generate much needed new drugs.
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2012
Meet some of the people featured in the March 2012 issue of The Scientist.
How to Make Eyeball Stew
Hannah Waters | Mar 1, 2012
Editor's choice in developmental biology
Model Citizen
Karen Hopkin | Mar 1, 2012
With an eye to understanding animal regeneration, Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado has turned a freshwater planarian into a model system to watch.
Biota Babble
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 1, 2012
Editor's choice in immunology
How Tigers Get Their Stripes
Bob Grant | Feb 22, 2012
For the first time researchers have demonstrated the molecular tango that gives rise to repeating patterns in developing animal embryos.
TB Screen Glows Green
Sabrina Richards | Feb 13, 2012
Infection by GFP-encoding viruses enables quick, easy detection of tuberculosis in patient samples.
Cell Change Up
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 9, 2012
Imaging cell cytoskeletons during early embryonic development leads researchers to uncover a new regulator of cell shape