physiology
Sketching out Cell Theory, circa 1837
Sketching out Cell Theory, circa 1837
Kate Yandell | Aug 1, 2013
How a dinner-table conversation between two biologists led to the formulation of the theory that cells are the building blocks of all living organisms.
Pointed Science
Pointed Science
Helene M. Langevin | May 1, 2013
University of Vermont neurologist Helene Langevin explains some emerging research attempting to explain the benefits of acupuncture.
The Science of Acupuncture
The Science of Acupuncture
Helene M. Langevin | May 1, 2013
Research is uncovering connective tissue's role in the benefits of the ancient practice.
The Science of Stretch
The Science of Stretch
Helene M. Langevin | May 1, 2013
The study of connective tissue is shedding light on pain and providing new explanations for alternative medicine.
Smurf-y Old Age
Smurf-y Old Age
Beth Marie Mole | Apr 1, 2013
Flies turning blue help researchers link the deterioration of the intestinal barrier to age-related death.
All In Proportion
All In Proportion
Savraj S. Grewal | Mar 2, 2013
Drosophila insulin-like peptides (dILPs) regulate part of the signaling pathway that helps keep organs growing in proportion during development.
Instant Messaging
Instant Messaging
Savraj S. Grewal | Mar 1, 2013
During development, communication between organs determines their relative final size.
Image of the Day: Glowing Gut
Image of the Day: Glowing Gut
The Scientist Staff | Feb 8, 2013
A maturing mouse gut nervous system (shown in orange), a mesh-like system of neurons that regulates digestion and gastrointenstial function, runs from the stomach through the intestines.
The Reason for Wrinkled Fingers
The Reason for Wrinkled Fingers
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 10, 2013
Wrinkled skin on our fingers after long soaks in water may have made human ancestors more dexterous with aquatic tasks.
The Sodium Cycle
The Sodium Cycle
Sabrina Richards | Jan 8, 2013
Researchers uncover weekly and monthly rhythms of sodium retention and excretion in participants of space simulations.