literature, culture
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | May 1, 2015
May 2015's selection of notable quotes
Think Before You Fire
Think Before You Fire
Sarah Ramsay | May 1, 2015
Industry layoffs may save a few dollars, at the cost of losing the collective brainpower of thousands of scientists.
The Origins of O
The Origins of O
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2015
A strain of HIV that has afflicted more than 100,000 people emerged from gorillas.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | May 1, 2015
The Genealogy of a Gene, On the Move, The Chimp and the River, and Domesticated
Attacking AIDS on Many Fronts
Attacking AIDS on Many Fronts
Peter Piot | May 1, 2015
A close cooperation between science, politics, and economics has helped to control one of history’s most destructive epidemics.
 
Soluble Signal
Soluble Signal
Jenny Rood | May 1, 2015
An immune protein previously thought to mark inactive T cells has a free-floating form that correlates with HIV disease progression.
Manipulative Microbiomes
Manipulative Microbiomes
Jenny Rood | Apr 1, 2015
Gut bacteria control tumor growth via the mammalian immune system.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2015
Junk DNA, Cuckoo, Sapiens, and Cool
Setbacks and Great Leaps
Setbacks and Great Leaps
Sue Armstrong | Apr 1, 2015
The tale of p53, a widely studied tumor suppressor gene, illustrates the inventiveness of researchers who turn mishaps into discoveries.
Book Excerpt from <em>p53</em>
Book Excerpt from p53
Sue Armstrong | Apr 1, 2015
In Chapter 12, "Of Mice and Men," author Sue Armstrong recounts the point at which researchers moved from working with p53 in tissue culture to studying the gene in animal models.