phosphorus, genetics & genomics, neuroscience
Brain Expression
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 1, 2012
Researchers map the expression patterns of 1,000 genes in the human brain.
DNA, Contortionist
Kerry Grens | Aug 1, 2012
The DNA forms known as G-quadruplexes are finally discovered in human cells.
Best Places to Work Academia, 2012
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2012
On the 10th anniversary of The Scientist’s survey of life science academics, institutions are contending with tighter budgets and larger administrative staffs, while working to sustain and inspire their researchers.
Fly Guy
Karen Hopkin | Aug 1, 2012
For Michael Dickinson, Drosophila are more than winged gene holders—they’re sophisticated systems for translating sensory information into flight instructions.
Memory Not Reliable, Court Says
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 30, 2012
New Jersey judges are now required to explain to jurors that the human memory is prone to errors.
The Mechanical Body
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 26, 2012
“The body is a fascinating machine,” says Sandra Shefelbine, a biomechanics expert at Imperial College, London, in this 3-minute educational video by the Wellcome Trust illustrating the principles of muscle movement. “And we don’t understand most of
Frankenlympics?
Bob Grant | Jul 26, 2012
Allowing athletes to enhance their performance by using genetic engineering to manipulate their DNA may become a reality of future Olympic Games.
Neurosurgeons Banned from Research
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 24, 2012
After treating terminally ill patients with an unauthorized experimental probiotic procedure, two California doctors can no longer participated in human research.
Surprising Sperm Diversity
Hayley Dunning | Jul 23, 2012
The first genetic comparison of one man’s individual sperm cells uncovers unique genetic shuffling representative of a much bigger population.
Modeling the Cell
Jef Akst | Jul 23, 2012
The first full computer model of a single-celled organism mimics the bacterium’s behaviors and paves the way to more complete disease models.