liver, culture
Billion dollar babies of the human genome
Jef Akst | May 14, 2011
The Human Genome Project has generated nearly $800 billion in economic output and hundreds of thousands of jobs in genomics and related industries.
Best Places to Work Industry, 2011
Hannah Waters | May 1, 2011
By forging new relationships and finding novel uses for existing technologies, this year’s top companies are employing creative ways to advance their science.
Opinion: The decline of physiology
R.J. Naftalin | Apr 19, 2011
Medical schools in the UK are teaching physiology courses primarily focused on clinical applications with much curtailed practical laboratory training to the detriment of medical education
Model Liver
Richard P. Grant | Apr 1, 2011
Editor's choice in physiology
Ancient Anatomy, circa 1687
Ancient Anatomy, circa 1687
Cristina Luiggi | Apr 1, 2011
Seventeenth-century Tibet witnessed a blossoming of medical knowledge, including a set of 79 paintings, known as tangkas, that interweaved practical medical knowledge with Buddhist traditions and local lore.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Apr 1, 2011
The Great Sperm Whale, Noble Cows & Hybrid Zebras, Radioactive, Science-Mart
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2011
April 2011's selection of notable quotes
PET Guerrilla
Chris Tachibana | Apr 1, 2011
A former Uruguayan antigovernment rebel is developing a revolutionary diagnostic tool for Alzheimer’s disease.
Epigenetics—A Primer
Stefan Kubicek | Mar 1, 2011
There are many ways that epigenetic effects regulate the activation or repression of genes. Here are a few molecular tricks cells use to read off the right genetic program.
Epigenetics—A Primer
Epigenetics—A Primer
Stefan Kubicek | Mar 1, 2011
Epigenetic events regulate the activities of genes without changing the DNA sequence. Different genes are expressed depending on the methyl-marks attached to DNA itself and by changes in the structure and/or composition of chromatin.