policy, developmental biology, culture, cell & molecular biology
Cell Biologist Andreas Doncic Dies
Cell Biologist Andreas Doncic Dies
Kerry Grens | May 7, 2018
The young UT Southwestern professor studied cell fate in yeast and was about to publish the first results from his lab.
Petition Asks National Academy of Sciences to Boot Sexual Harassers
Petition Asks National Academy of Sciences to Boot Sexual Harassers
Shawna Williams | May 4, 2018
The organization says election to the NAS is for life.
Wellcome Trust Makes Reporting Harassment Mandatory
Wellcome Trust Makes Reporting Harassment Mandatory
Diana Kwon | May 4, 2018
The UK-based biomedical research charity says researchers or institutions that fail to report misconduct will risk losing grants.
Mistletoe Lacks Key Energy-Generating Complex
Mistletoe Lacks Key Energy-Generating Complex
Shawna Williams | May 3, 2018
The parasitic plant manages to go without a component of mitochondria found in all other multicellular life forms.
European Commission Recommends €100 Billion for Research
European Commission Recommends €100 Billion for Research
Jim Daley | May 3, 2018
The budget is smaller than what some researchers hoped for, and too high for at least one EU member state.
NIH’s Neuroscience Institute Plans to Limit Financial Support for Well-Funded Investigators
NIH’s Neuroscience Institute Plans to Limit Financial Support for Well-Funded Investigators
Diana Kwon | May 3, 2018
Under a new policy, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke will provide fewer grants to labs receiving more than $1 million in funds.
NIH Plans to Enroll 1 Million People for Health Database
NIH Plans to Enroll 1 Million People for Health Database
Catherine Offord | May 3, 2018
The agency says it has taken various steps to ensure the privacy of participants’ data. 
Trump Administration Considers Restrictions on Chinese Researchers
Trump Administration Considers Restrictions on Chinese Researchers
Diana Kwon | May 2, 2018
The proposed limitations stem from fears of intellectual property theft.
Study Explains How Newborn Mice Can Regrow Damaged Hearts
Study Explains How Newborn Mice Can Regrow Damaged Hearts
Ruth Williams | May 2, 2018
The extracellular matrix appears to inhibit regeneration; but scientists debate whether heart muscle really comes back.  
Image of the Day: Swiss Army Crustacean
Image of the Day: Swiss Army Crustacean
The Scientist Staff | May 2, 2018
The tools researchers used to study how this amphipod’s limbs develop could help inform our understanding of cell lineages and fates.