Temple University flag flying in front of a university building
Journals Investigate Possible Misconduct in Heart Research
Catherine Offord | Sep 13, 2022
Scientific publishers get involved in a scandal at Temple University that has so far produced one retraction for image manipulation, a university-led investigation, and a lawsuit by one of the researchers involved.
3d render Blood cells (depth of field)
William Harvey Revolutionized Our Understanding of Circulation
Dhun Sethna | Sep 12, 2022
A puzzle for millennia, the movement of blood through the body was solved by an English physician in the 17th century, paving the way for modern medical technologies.
Learn How the Immune System Can Be Trained to Overcome Food Allergies
Retraining the Immune System Cavalry for Food Allergen Peacekeeping Missions
The Scientist Creative Services Team
Explore food allergy immunotherapy for reversing patient symptoms.
Adipose tissue under the microscope appearing as red blobs on a white background
Mouse Brains Appear to Eavesdrop on Their Fat
Alejandra Manjarrez | Sep 9, 2022
For the first time, a team visualizes sensory nerves projecting into adipose tissue in mice and finds these neuronal cells may counteract the local effects of the sympathetic nervous system.
Lower part of a skeleton with the left foot missing
31,000-Year-Old Skeleton Reveals Oldest Known Surgery
Christie Wilcox | Sep 7, 2022
A Stone Age individual’s left leg healed after being amputated just above the foot, allowing them to survive for six to nine years after the procedure was performed, researchers say.
Peripheral blood mononuclear cells surrounded by red blood cells in circulating blood.
Accelerating Immune Research with Cryopreserved Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells
The Scientist Creative Services Team and MilliporeSigma
Commerically-available peripheral blood mononuclear cells offer a well-characterized, accessible, and consistent model for immunology and therapeutic development.
Various primate 
Science Snapshot: An Arm and A Leg
Lisa Winter | Aug 24, 2022
3D modeling of 7 million-year-old hominin bones hints at bipedality occurring earlier than previously thought.
A premature infant drinking from a bottle
In Search of the Best Milk Recipe for Preemies’ Gut Bacteria
Alejandra Manjarrez | Aug 22, 2022
Milk fortifiers of human origin show no evident advantage in the development of the gut microbiota of premature infants over fortifiers derived from cows, while the intake of the mother’s own milk does, two studies suggest.
A Scientific Figure of Speech
Science Philosophy in a Flash - A Scientific Figure of Speech
Iris Kulbatski, PhD
Beate Peter shares how her “scientific bilingualism” is the driving force behind her philosophy of science.
Woman with buns and blue sweater chewing gum, smiling, and stretching it out of her mouth.
The Energetic Cost of Chewing May Have Shaped Hominin Evolution
Natalia Mesa | Aug 17, 2022
The simple act of chewing gum can raise the body’s metabolic rate by as much as 15 percent, a study finds.
Scientist hunched over a lab workbench in exhaustion
Neurotransmitter Buildup May Be Why Your Brain Feels Tired
Andy Carstens | Aug 11, 2022
Performing complex cognitive tasks leads to glutamate accumulating in a key region of the brain, a study finds, which could explain why mental labor is so exhausting.
Two babies engaged in conversation, with one shouting in the other’s ear
Nurturing Early Language Skills Prevents the Behavioral Expression of a Genetic Trait
Iris Kulbatski, PhD
A new precision medicine approach is making life sweeter for infants unable to metabolize milk sugar.
Woman and baby chimpanzee face to face, as if they were talking to each other
Could a Less Complex Larynx Have Enabled Speech in Humans?
Alejandra Manjarrez | Aug 11, 2022
A paper argues that the evolutionary loss of a thin vocal membrane in the larynx may have facilitated oral communication.  
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How Immature Egg Cells in Ovaries Resist Aging
Shafaq Zia | Aug 4, 2022
The cells’ mitochondria skip a key metabolic reaction that takes place in other cells in the body, a study finds.
Exosomes, microvesicles, and apoptotic bodies: The three major types of extracellular vesicle.
Extracellular Vesicles: Applications and Potential
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences
Explore why extracellular vesicles are attractive candidates for new therapeutic approaches.
fuorescence microscopy of kidney tissue
Artificial Blood Breathes New Life Into Dead Pigs’ Cells
Andy Carstens | Aug 3, 2022
A study’s authors say their oxygenating cocktail may lead to technologies that preserve organs in deceased people for longer periods for transplantation.
Photo of a clock on a plate with cutlery on either side.
Opinion: Changing When and How Much We Eat May Extend Healthspan
Joseph S. Takahashi and Carla B. Green | Aug 1, 2022
Fasting, eating only at certain times of day, and restricting overall calorie intake can collectively contribute to lifespan extensions in animals. Could the same hold true in humans?
Researchers are applying mechanical force to bone cells grown on apple scaffolds to mimic the affect of gravity on bone regeneration.
Apples Lay the Foundation for Regenerating Bone
Iris Kulbatski, PhD
Researchers use innovative plant-based biomaterials to grow new bone for restoring depleted bone mass after space travel.
A colored microscope image of a cross section of a human artery filled with fatty plaques
Protein-Recycling Process Protective Against Arterial Plaques
Clare Watson | Aug 1, 2022
A team of scientists has found that in mice, a cellular housekeeping pathway protects against a major cause of heart attacks and strokes.
An adhesive patch designed by researchers at MIT on a blue background
Small Wearable Patch Performs Continuous Ultrasound
Catherine Offord | Jul 29, 2022
A device designed by researchers at MIT can image the wearer’s internal organs for up to 48 hours, even as that person exercises, so long as they stay wired up to imaging equipment.