policy, developmental biology, culture, cell & molecular biology
Disclosure Requirements Dropped
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 3, 2011
An initiative that would require universities to post their researchers' industry ties online has faltered.
Science Education Shift
Megan Scudellari | Aug 3, 2011
A new educational framework swaps breadth of scientific disciplines for depth and emphasizes the process of science.
Hungry Neurons = Hungry Person
Katherine Bagley | Aug 2, 2011
Starving brain cells can stimulate hunger through a common cannibalistic act, possibly explaining why some dieters can’t resist temptation.
Debt Ceiling Bill May Hurt Science
Tia Ghose | Aug 2, 2011
The bill to raise the debt ceiling and reduce the deficit would slash billions of dollars for basic scientific and medical research.
George W. Bush’s Science Advisor Dies
Tia Ghose | Aug 2, 2011
John Marburger became a lightning rod for criticism that the Bush administration had politicized climate change science and human embryonic stem cell research.
Anti-evolution Vandals?
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 1, 2011
Pro-evolution bumper stickers and emblems are being removed from the cars of biologists in Florida.
Helpful Bacterial Metabolites
Helpful Bacterial Metabolites
Michelle G. Rooks and Wendy S. Garrett | Aug 1, 2011
While gut microbiota appear to have both positive and negative impacts on our  health, in the guts of healthy, lean individuals, the good outweighs the bad.  
Harmful Bacterial Metabolites
Harmful Bacterial Metabolites
Michelle G. Rooks and Wendy S. Garrett | Aug 1, 2011
Gut bacteria that feed on healthy food appear to amplify the nutritional benefits of those foods. However, they also appear to amplify the undesirable effects of unhealthy food. 
Book Excerpt from Fall of the Faculty: The Rise of the All-Administrative University and Why it Matters
Benjamin Ginsberg | Aug 1, 2011
In Chapter 6, "Research and Teaching at the All-Administrative University," author Benjamin Ginsberg describes the perils of pursuing scholarship and teaching in the industrial environment of today's American institutions of higher learning.
Deconstructing the Mosaic Brain
Tom Curran | Aug 1, 2011
Sequencing the DNA of individual neurons is a way to dissect the genes underlying major neurological and psychological disorders.