Into the Light: A Profile of Joanne Chory
Into the Light: A Profile of Joanne Chory
The plant geneticist has revolutionized researchers’ understanding of how light affects plant growth and development, and is engineering plants to combat climate change.
Into the Light: A Profile of Joanne Chory
Into the Light: A Profile of Joanne Chory

The plant geneticist has revolutionized researchers’ understanding of how light affects plant growth and development, and is engineering plants to combat climate change.

The plant geneticist has revolutionized researchers’ understanding of how light affects plant growth and development, and is engineering plants to combat climate change.

Parkinson's disease
Wanted: Healthy Brains
Wanted: Healthy Brains
Ashley Yeager | Feb 25, 2020
Brain banks have struggled to convince unaffected individuals to donate, hampering studies on “cognitively normal” neurodevelopment and aging.
<em>The Scientist&nbsp;</em>Infographics: Editor&rsquo;s Picks of 2019
The Scientist Infographics: Editor’s Picks of 2019
Jef Akst | Dec 18, 2019
This year’s most beautiful illustrations covered topics including the molecular underpinnings of Parkinson’s disease and strategies for tracking marine organisms around the world’s oceans.
Is It Time to Rethink Parkinson&rsquo;s Pathology?
Is It Time to Rethink Parkinson’s Pathology?
Ashley Yeager | Oct 1, 2019
New evidence points to a waste-clearing problem in patients’ cells, rather than the accumulation of protein tangles, as the root cause of the neurodegenerative disease.
Infographic: Is Cellular Waste at the Root of Parkinson&rsquo;s Disease?
Infographic: Is Cellular Waste at the Root of Parkinson’s Disease?
Ashley Yeager | Oct 1, 2019
Damage to the lysosome, the organelle that removes excess proteins, lipids, and other materials, might be at the root of the disease.
Chemist Christopher Dobson Dies
Chemist Christopher Dobson Dies
Ashley Yeager | Sep 16, 2019
The University of Cambridge scholar’s research on folding proteins advanced scientists’ understanding of illnesses, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and type 2 diabetes.
Chemicals on the Skin Could Enable Parkinson&rsquo;s Detection
Chemicals on the Skin Could Enable Parkinson’s Detection
Shawna Williams | Mar 20, 2019
Researchers teamed up with a woman with a keen sense of smell to identify telling differences between healthy people and those with the neurodegenerative disease.
Can the Flu and Other Viruses Cause Neurodegeneration?
Can the Flu and Other Viruses Cause Neurodegeneration?
Ashley Yeager | Feb 28, 2019
Scientists may need to seriously reconsider the cast-aside hypothesis that pathogens can play a part in diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.
Can Viruses in the Genome Cause Disease?
Can Viruses in the Genome Cause Disease?
Katarina Zimmer | Dec 31, 2018
Clinical trials that target human endogenous retroviruses to treat multiple sclerosis, ALS, and other ailments are underway, but many questions remain about how these sequences may disrupt our biology.
Parkinson&rsquo;s Patient Transplanted with Neurons Derived from iPSCs
Parkinson’s Patient Transplanted with Neurons Derived from iPSCs
Ashley P. Taylor | Nov 14, 2018
This is the first time researchers have tested the use of the reprogrammed stem cells in the human brain.