science education, ecology, immunology
The Ever-Expanding T-Cell World: A Primer
The Ever-Expanding T-Cell World: A Primer
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 7, 2017
Researchers continue to identify new T-cell subtypes—and devise ways to use them to fight cancer. The Scientist attempts to catalog them all.
Ecotourism: Biological Benefit or Bane?
Ecotourism: Biological Benefit or Bane?
Benjamin Geffroy, Daniel T. Blumstein, Eduardo Bessa, Diogo S.M. Samia | Aug 3, 2017
As nature-based tourism becomes more popular, considering the ecological effects of the practice becomes paramount.
Great Lakes Gray Wolf to Retain Endangered Status
Great Lakes Gray Wolf to Retain Endangered Status
Catherine Offord | Aug 2, 2017
A US Court of Appeals ruled that the Interior Department acted prematurely in removing the animals from the endangered species list.
Child Lives with HIV for Years Without Treatments
Child Lives with HIV for Years Without Treatments
Bob Grant | Jul 24, 2017
Another case of HIV remission emerges, this time in a South African girl diagnosed as an infant and disease-free for more than eight years.
Mammalian Immunity: What’s RNAi Got to Do with It?
Mammalian Immunity: What’s RNAi Got to Do with It?
Shawna Williams | Jul 21, 2017
A new study adds to the evidence that mammalian cells can use small interfering RNAs to defend against viruses, but questions remain about physiological importance.
Oceans’ Ambassador
Oceans’ Ambassador
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 17, 2017
Jane Lubchenco has embraced many roles: marine ecologist, science communicator, federal agency administrator, and sustainable fishing advocate.
Researchers Uncover Previously Unknown Immune Cell Subtypes
Researchers Uncover Previously Unknown Immune Cell Subtypes
Aggie Mika | Jul 17, 2017
Using single-cell RNA sequencing, scientists characterize new populations of dendritic cells and monocytes.
Lubchenco on Conservation
Lubchenco on Conservation
The Scientist Staff | Jul 16, 2017
Former NOAA administrator and environmental scientist Jane Lunchenco discusses the importance of science in the face of climate change.
Earth Experiencing Sixth Mass Extinction: Study
Earth Experiencing Sixth Mass Extinction: Study
Kerry Grens | Jul 11, 2017
Scientists describe the number of vertebrate species experiencing population declines as “biological annihilation.”
Opinion: Use Pollution Models to Support Stream Sampling
Opinion: Use Pollution Models to Support Stream Sampling
Jacelyn Rice, Paul Westerhoff | Jul 11, 2017
Modeling gives insight to the critical role of streamflow conditions when assessing the concentrations of endocrine disrupting compounds.