Nobel Prize, disease & medicine, cell & molecular biology
Contributors
Contributors
Abby Olena and Tracy Vence | Jan 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the January 2014 issue of The Scientist.
Top Scientists of 2013
Top Scientists of 2013
Tracy Vence | Dec 24, 2013
The Scientist commemorates prize-winning life scientists and remembers notable researchers who died this year.
Week in Review: December 16–20
Week in Review: December 16–20
Tracy Vence | Dec 20, 2013
Sex lives of early hominins; Amborella trichopoda genome; surface topography and stem cells; how HIV weakens immune cells; dogs, dust microbes, and mouse allergies; news from ASCB
Speaking of Cell Biology
Speaking of Cell Biology
Tracy Vence | Dec 17, 2013
A selection of notable quotes from the annual American Society for Cell Biology meeting
Building Support for Basic Research
Building Support for Basic Research
Tracy Vence | Dec 16, 2013
The push toward translational research was a much-discussed topic at the annual American Society for Cell Biology meeting.
Spotlight on Stem Cells
Spotlight on Stem Cells
Tracy Vence | Dec 16, 2013
Elaine Fuchs and Craig Venter touted the promise of stem cell research at the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting.
Inside Information
Inside Information
Abby Olena | Dec 16, 2013
Researchers develop a nanobiopsy technique for sampling the contents of living cells.
Gut Bacteria Vary with Diet
Gut Bacteria Vary with Diet
Jef Akst | Dec 13, 2013
Extreme diets can alter the microbial makeup of the human GI tract, and change the behavior of those bacteria.
Week in Review: December 9–13
Week in Review: December 9–13
Tracy Vence | Dec 13, 2013
Animal family tree rearranged; how E. coli evades the immune system; pharmacological chaperones and misfolded proteins
Week in Review: December 2–6
Week in Review: December 2–6
Tracy Vence | Dec 6, 2013
Oldest hominin DNA sequence; visualizing dyslexia; testing CRISPR; cancer and autoimmunity
A Cancer Culprit in Autoimmunity
A Cancer Culprit in Autoimmunity
Ruth Williams | Dec 5, 2013
Scientists discover that cancer can drive the autoimmune disorder scleroderma.
Opinion: Of Mice and Men
Opinion: Of Mice and Men
K. John Morrow Jr. | Dec 3, 2013
Researchers scramble to put mouse cancer models on solid footing.
Proto-Organelles for Synthetic Cells
Proto-Organelles for Synthetic Cells
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2013
Researchers construct lipid-encapsulated compartments within synthetic cells.
Intracellular Spirals
Intracellular Spirals
Kate Yandell | Dec 1, 2013
Membrane twists connect stacked endoplasmic reticulum sheets.
Contributors
Contributors
Abby Olena | Dec 1, 2013
Meet some of the people featured in the December 2013 issue of The Scientist.
Organelle Architecture
Organelle Architecture
Mary Beth Aberlin | Dec 1, 2013
There’s beauty in a cell’s marriage of structure and function.
One Man's Trash...
One Man's Trash...
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2013
Scientists who dared to waste their time looking at the midbody, a remnant of cell division, have catapulted the organelle to new prominence.
Top 10 Innovations 2013
Top 10 Innovations 2013
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2013
The Scientist’s annual competition uncovered a bonanza of interesting technologies that made their way onto the market and into labs this year.
Taking Shape
Taking Shape
Wallace F. Marshall | Dec 1, 2013
The causes of a cell’s three-dimensional structure remain a fundamental mystery of cell biology.
Week in Review: November 18–22
Week in Review: November 18–22
Tracy Vence | Nov 22, 2013
Chilly mice develop more tumors; gut bacteria aid cancer treatment; two Y chromosome genes sufficient for assisted reproduction; HIV’s “invisibility cloak”