literature, microbiology, genetics & genomics, culture
Five Life-Science MacArthur Winners
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 22, 2011
This year’s winners research topics ranging from stem cell regulation to brain damage from football injuries.
NIH Budget Slims Down
Jef Akst | Sep 22, 2011
A 2012 spending bill, approved by a Senate panel yesterday, would trim the NIH budget by $190 million.
Opinion: Animals with Human Material
Martin Bobrow | Sep 21, 2011
Careful oversight is required to ensure that chimeras and transgenic animals continue to serve as powerful biomedical research tools.
Institute Sued Over Lead-Poisoning Study
Jef Akst | Sep 19, 2011
A lawsuit accuses a Baltimore medical institute of exposing children to lead poisoning in the 1990s.
Top 7 in Genomics & Genetics
Sabrina Richards | Sep 19, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in genomics, genetics and related areas, from Faculty of 1000
Neurotransmitter-Regulated Immunity
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 15, 2011
Nerve signals control T cell responses, helping to explain inflammation and stroke.
Don’t Dope, Athletes
Jef Akst | Sep 14, 2011
New doping tests that could be used at the 2012 London Olympics should ward off cheaters better than ever before.
Chinese Biosafety Concerns
Edyta Zielinska | Sep 14, 2011
A bacterial outbreak at a Chinese University prompts the firing of administrators and highlights more systemic concerns.
Mouse Genomes Catalogued
Sabrina Richards | Sep 14, 2011
Researchers have sequenced the genomes of 17 different mouse strains, boosting research into the genetic basis of phenotypic variation, disease, and evolution.
Fluorescent Cats Aid Research
Fluorescent Cats Aid Research
Rachel Nuwer | Sep 13, 2011
Tiny, adorable and…green? Glowing kittens may answer questions about neurobiology and disease.