public health, developmental biology
EPA Seeks to Restrict the Science Used in Policymaking
EPA Seeks to Restrict the Science Used in Policymaking
Kerry Grens | Apr 23, 2018
Republican politicians have been trying to limit data to only those publicly available, but opponents say that would neglect private, yet important, information.
A Vast Majority of the World’s Population Breathes Unsafe Air
A Vast Majority of the World’s Population Breathes Unsafe Air
Catherine Offord | Apr 17, 2018
A new report estimates that 95 percent of people live in areas with dangerously high levels of fine particulate matter such as dust and soot.
Image of the Day: New Neurons
Image of the Day: New Neurons
The Scientist Staff | Mar 28, 2018
Scientists discover a molecular factor that allows them to follow neurons from birth to maturity.
Tadpoles Keep Eating Because They Don’t Feel Full
Tadpoles Keep Eating Because They Don’t Feel Full
Catherine Offord | Mar 28, 2018
Baby frogs don’t develop the neural circuitry responsible for feeding inhibition until they begin metamorphosing into adults. 
Increase in Global Antibiotics Consumption Driven by Income Gains
Increase in Global Antibiotics Consumption Driven by Income Gains
Shawna Williams | Mar 27, 2018
A study finds substantial growth in use of the drugs this century, linked to gains in wealth in low- and middle-income countries.
Image of the Day: Morphing Cells
Image of the Day: Morphing Cells
The Scientist Staff | Mar 27, 2018
By removing a single gene, researchers change the developmental fate of tumor cells in mice.  
Nitrogen Dioxide Linked to Thousands of Premature Deaths in Germany
Nitrogen Dioxide Linked to Thousands of Premature Deaths in Germany
Diana Kwon | Mar 11, 2018
The findings of an official report come a month after a German court ruled in favor of banning diesel cars.
Eat Yourself to Live: Autophagy’s Role in Health and Disease
Eat Yourself to Live: Autophagy’s Role in Health and Disease
Vikramjit Lahiri and Daniel J. Klionsky | Mar 1, 2018
New details of the molecular process by which our cells consume themselves point to therapeutic potential.
Are the Brains of Transgender People Different from Those of Cisgender People?
Are the Brains of Transgender People Different from Those of Cisgender People?
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018
Research into the biological basis of gender identity is in its infancy, but clues are beginning to emerge.
Flu and Whooping Cough Vaccines Don’t Harm Babies: Study
Flu and Whooping Cough Vaccines Don’t Harm Babies: Study
Kerry Grens | Feb 21, 2018
Infants whose moms received the shots when they were pregnant were no more at risk of dying or being hospitalized than other babies.