microbiology, developmental biology, neuroscience
Primal Fashion
Primal Fashion
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 9, 2011
Two sisters—Kate, a developmental biologist, and Helen, a high-end fashion designer—team up to develop a couture collection inspired by the first 1,000 hours of embryonic life. 
First, Do No Harmā€¦
Jim Woodgett | Jun 9, 2011
Is DNA damage an inevitable consequence of epigenetic reprogramming?
Canned for whistleblowing?
Megan Scudellari | Jun 9, 2011
Postdoc forced to leave position after questioning the reproducibility of advisor's data.
Honey bee microbiome probed
Bob Grant | Jun 9, 2011
Researchers reveal several new viruses lurking in healthy hives.
A new cow-borne superbug
Bob Grant | Jun 7, 2011
As Germany grapples with an E. coli outbreak, a new strain of MRSA appears in Europe.
One-Man NIH, 1887
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 4, 2011
As epidemics swept across the United States in the 19th century, the US government recognized the pressing need for a national lab dedicated to the study of infectious disease. 
The rhythm of biology
Bob Grant | Jun 4, 2011
An art exhibit in New York City explores the science behind our reaction to sounds and sensations.
Arsenic-based life debate continues
Jessica P. Johnson | Jun 3, 2011
More than a dozen researchers voice their concerns about a 2010 paper that claims bacteria can use arsenic in place of phosphorus in its DNA and other biomolecules, such as proteins.
The Last Vaccine Frontier
Brad Spellberg | Jun 1, 2011
Successful vaccines have been created to protect against pathogenic bacteria and viruses. Why aren’t there any for combating fungal infections?
Monkey mind control
Jessica P. Johnson | May 27, 2011
Even while remaining motionless, macaques are able to increase the activity of a particular brain region, improving their concentration and search abilities.