Lost Colony, cell & molecular biology, neuroscience
Molecular Machinists Win Nobel
Molecular Machinists Win Nobel
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 5, 2016
Chemists Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J. Fraser Stoddart, and Bernard Feringa are honored for their design and synthesis of molecular machines.
Evidence Lacking for Brain-Training Products
Evidence Lacking for Brain-Training Products
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 4, 2016
A literature review finds little evidence that commercial brain-training games can improve everyday cognitive performance, citing methodological shortcomings.
Some Human Cancers Exhibit Low-grade Inflammation
Some Human Cancers Exhibit Low-grade Inflammation
Alison F. Takemura | Oct 1, 2016
NSAIDs reduce this "parainflammation," hinting at how they help lower cancer risk.
Do Brighter Species’ Brains Emit Redder Light?
Do Brighter Species’ Brains Emit Redder Light?
Alison F. Takemura | Oct 1, 2016
Photon emissions in the brain are red-shifted in more-intelligent species, though scientists dispute what that means.
An Evolutionary History
An Evolutionary History
Mary Beth Aberlin | Oct 1, 2016
Celebrating 30 years and a resurrection
How to Track Translation in Living Cells
How to Track Translation in Living Cells
Ruth Williams | Oct 1, 2016
Four independent research groups develop techniques for visualizing peptide production in living cells.
Stem Cells Made Waves in Biology and Medicine
Stem Cells Made Waves in Biology and Medicine
Karen Zusi | Oct 1, 2016
Since their introduction to the lab, pluripotent stem cells have gone from research tool to therapeutic, but the journey has been rocky.
Gene Editing: From Roots to Riches
Gene Editing: From Roots to Riches
Amanda B. Keener | Oct 1, 2016
Advances in genetic manipulation have simplified the once daunting task of rewriting a gene.
New and Old Techniques in Modern Neuroscience
New and Old Techniques in Modern Neuroscience
Alison F. Takemura | Oct 1, 2016
Imaging and manipulating the brain has come a long way from electrodes and the patch clamp, though such traditional tools remain essential.
Thirty Years of Progress
Thirty Years of Progress
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2016
Since The Scientist published its first issue in October 1986, life-science research has transformed from a manual and often tedious task to a high-tech, largely automated process of unprecedented efficiency.