receptor, cell & molecular biology
Two-time Nobel Laureate Dies
Two-time Nobel Laureate Dies
Abby Olena | Nov 20, 2013
Frederick Sanger, who pioneered amino acid and DNA sequencing techniques, has passed away at age 95.
Don’t Fear DIYbio
Don’t Fear DIYbio
Jef Akst | Nov 19, 2013
Biological tinkerers are not the risk that some have made them out to be, according to a new report.
Depression Speeds Aging
Depression Speeds Aging
Bob Grant | Nov 12, 2013
Cells in the bodies of depressed people appear older and contain chromosomes with shorter telomeres.
Decoding Breast Cancer Drug Resistance
Decoding Breast Cancer Drug Resistance
Ed Yong | Nov 3, 2013
Common mutations in metastasized breast tumors suggest how the cancer can develop resistance to frontline drugs.
Book Excerpt from <em>Brave Genius</em>
Book Excerpt from Brave Genius
Sean B. Carroll | Nov 1, 2013
In Chapter 20, “On the Same Path,” author Sean Carroll describes the initial meeting between Nobel Laureates Jacques Monod and Albert Camus.
Chance and Necessity
Chance and Necessity
Sean B. Carroll | Nov 1, 2013
War and justice brought together two of the greatest minds of the 20th century, a scientist and a writer.
Contributors
Contributors
Abby Olena | Nov 1, 2013
Meet some of the people featured in the November 2013 issue of The Scientist.
Penetrating the Brain
Penetrating the Brain
Megan Scudellari | Nov 1, 2013
Researchers use molecular keys, chisels, and crowbars to open the last great biochemical barricade in the body—the blood-brain barrier.
Evolving Pain Resistance
Evolving Pain Resistance
Jef Akst | Oct 24, 2013
Grasshopper mice harbor mutations in a pain-transmitting sodium channel that allow them to prey on highly toxic bark scorpions.
FDA Considers Three-Parent IVF
FDA Considers Three-Parent IVF
Jef Akst | Oct 17, 2013
The US regulatory agency will meet next week to discuss whether to allow human trials of a technique that combines the genetic information of three adults.