mentoring, developmental biology, microbiology
Ants Share Pathogens for Immunity
Sabrina Richards | Apr 3, 2012
A new study shows that grooming by ants promotes colony-wide resistance to fungal infections by transferring small amounts of pathogen to nestmates.
The Two Faces of Metastasis
Suling Liu, Hasan Korkaya, and Max S. Wicha | Apr 1, 2012
During development, the cells of an embryo change their pattern of gene expression, which allows them to detach from their original location and migrate to another part of the embryo, where the pattern changes again to allow formation of a new organ.
Microscopy Boot Camp
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Apr 1, 2012
A researcher in Florida changes lives by showing struggling 20-somethings the ins and outs of life in the lab.
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.
The Best of Both Worlds
Hannah Waters | Apr 1, 2012
Choosing to work in industry does not preclude a return to academe. But the move back takes some planning and finesse.
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.