ras, cell & molecular biology, developmental biology
How Hummingbirds Taste Nectar
How Hummingbirds Taste Nectar
Ruth Williams | Aug 21, 2014
Hummingbirds perceive sweetness through a receptor with which other vertebrates taste savory foods. 
Crayfish Blood Cells Make New Neurons
Crayfish Blood Cells Make New Neurons
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 13, 2014
Hemocytes can form neurons in adult crayfish, a study shows.
Contributors
Contributors
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the August 2014 issue of The Scientist.
Small Packages
Small Packages
Mary Beth Aberlin | Aug 1, 2014
When proverbs come true
A Vaulted Mystery
A Vaulted Mystery
Eufemia S. Putortì and Massimo P. Crippa | Aug 1, 2014
Nearly 30 years after the discovery of tiny barrel-shape structures called vaults, their natural functions remain elusive. Nevertheless, researchers are beginning to put these nanoparticles to work in biomedicine.
Next Generation: See-through Mice
Next Generation: See-through Mice
Ruth Williams | Jul 31, 2014
An improved tissue-clearing technique makes whole animals transparent.
Week in Review: July 21–25
Week in Review: July 21–25
Tracy Vence | Jul 25, 2014
Blood-based Alzheimer’s diagnostics; CRISPR cuts out HIV; Leishmania and the sand fly microbiome; deconstructing the lionfish science fair debacle
Week in Review: July 14–18
Week in Review: July 14–18
Tracy Vence | Jul 18, 2014
Converting heart muscle to pacemaker cells in pigs; alternative splicing and the human proteome; questioning a reported yogurt mold-illness link; H. pylori swiftly find mouse stomach injuries
Human Skin Can “Smell” Odors
Human Skin Can “Smell” Odors
Jef Akst | Jul 10, 2014
Olfactory receptors in the skin may help repair damaged tissue, a study shows.
Protein Helps Cells Adapt—or Die
Protein Helps Cells Adapt—or Die
Ruth Williams | Jul 3, 2014
Scientists show how cell stress both prevents and promotes cell suicide in a study that’s equally divisive.