neurons, immunology, developmental biology, microbiology
Inflammation, Pain, and Resolvins
Inflammation, Pain, and Resolvins
Claudia Sommer and Frank Birklein | Jan 1, 2012
Not all inflammation leads to pain. Despite widespread infection followed by fever, colds rarely cause pain. But when some cytokines and certain immune cells are active near pain-sensing nerves, they trigger receptors that convey pain sensations to the brain.
Bat Hunt
Bat Hunt
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 1, 2012
Bucknell University mammalogist DeeAnn Reeder raises nets high into the darkened forest canopies of South Sudan to catch bats.
Top People of 2011
Jef Akst | Dec 21, 2011
The Scientist recounts the year’s top science prize winners and top-notch scientists that passed away.
Top Science Scandals of 2011
Tia Ghose | Dec 19, 2011
A list of this year's most high-profile retractions and controversies in science
Nobel Winner’s Contribution Questioned
Cristina Luiggi | Dec 19, 2011
A coauthor of the key paper that led to one of this year’s Nobel Prizes for Physiology or Medicine claims the recipient wasn’t involved in the research.
Arsenic Bug's Genome Sequenced
Bob Grant | Dec 7, 2011
Researchers have mapped out the DNA of what some scientists claim to be an arsenic loving bacterium.
A Possible Ebola Vaccine?
Tia Ghose | Dec 5, 2011
A new Ebola vaccine candidate protects mice against death and can be produced quickly in response to a bioterrorism threat.
Cancer Immunotherapy Pioneer Dies
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 2, 2011
Lloyd Old, a researcher and former administrator of two cancer research institutes, passed away this week.
Stem Cells Traced To Heart
Tia Ghose | Dec 1, 2011
New research suggests that a controversial class of stem cells originates in the heart and retains some ability to repair damaged tissue.
Astronaut Worms Return from Space
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2011
After 6 months in orbit, Caenorhabditis elegans return to Earth—alive and well.