protein, developmental biology, culture
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.
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.
Faculty Fallout
Benjamin Ginsberg | Aug 1, 2011
Administrators have taken over US universities, and they’re steering institutions of higher learning away from the goal of serving as beacons of knowledge.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Aug 1, 2011
First Life, Radioactivity, Brain Bugs, Life of Earth
An Unlichenly Pair
Hannah Waters | Aug 1, 2011
A young botanist pays tribute to his mentor by naming a newly discovered, rare species in his honor.
Powering Clinical Trials
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2011
To ensure high-quality clinical trials of a malaria vaccine, organizers in rural Africa must first upgrade electrical and research infrastructures.
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2011
August 2011's selection of notable quotes
Gene Patents Upheld
Jef Akst | Jul 29, 2011
A US federal appeals court says human genes are patentable.
The First Plant Interactome
Jessica P. Johnson | Jul 28, 2011
Protein interaction networks in Arabidopsis give clues to plant evolution and immunity.
Do Heat Waves Spur Violence?
Jef Akst | Jul 25, 2011
Are the triple digit temperatures provoking people to do their worst?