science history
Setbacks and Great Leaps
Setbacks and Great Leaps
Sue Armstrong | Apr 1, 2015
The tale of p53, a widely studied tumor suppressor gene, illustrates the inventiveness of researchers who turn mishaps into discoveries.
Book Excerpt from <em>p53</em>
Book Excerpt from p53
Sue Armstrong | Apr 1, 2015
In Chapter 12, "Of Mice and Men," author Sue Armstrong recounts the point at which researchers moved from working with p53 in tissue culture to studying the gene in animal models.
<em>Apiarium</em>, 1625
Apiarium, 1625
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2015
Galileo’s improvements to the microscope led to the first published observations using such an instrument.
The Namer
The Namer
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2015
Carl Linnaeus's lasting impact on biological science
Brain Structure Rediscovered
Brain Structure Rediscovered
Jef Akst | Nov 20, 2014
First described in the late 19th century, then lost from the literature for more than 100 years, the vertical occipital fasciculus appears to be important in visual processing.
The Body Electric, 1840s
The Body Electric, 1840s
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2014
Emil du Bois-Reymond’s innovations for recording electrical signals from living tissue set the stage for today’s neural monitoring techniques.
Contributors
Contributors
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the September issue of The Scientist.
Books on the <em>Beagle</em>
Books on the Beagle
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 17, 2014
An online reconstruction makes the library from Darwin’s famed ship more accessible. 
Wheat Whisperer, circa 1953
Wheat Whisperer, circa 1953
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 1, 2014
The Green Revolution of the 20th century began with Norman Borlaug’s development of a short-statured, large-grained wheat.
H.M.’s Brain
H.M.’s Brain
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 9, 2014
Scenes from the labs that study the unique organ