science policy, developmental biology
Bridging a Gap in the Brain
Bridging a Gap in the Brain
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 12, 2016
Neuroscientists identify how the left and right hemispheres of the mammalian brain connect during development.
Opinion: Toot Your Horn
Opinion: Toot Your Horn
Jordan Gaines Lewis | Oct 6, 2016
Why (and how) scientists should advocate for their research with journalists and policymakers
Image of the Day: All Aboard
Image of the Day: All Aboard
The Scientist Staff | Sep 22, 2016
This trainworm reproduces by detaching sperm- or egg-filled segments, called stolons, when it reaches maturity.
Further Support for Early-Life Allergen Exposure
Further Support for Early-Life Allergen Exposure
Jef Akst | Sep 20, 2016
Egg and peanut consumption during infancy is linked to lower risk of allergy to those foods later in life, according to a meta-analysis.
Study: Zika-Exposed Babies 50 Times More Likely to Be Born with Microcephaly
Study: Zika-Exposed Babies 50 Times More Likely to Be Born with Microcephaly
Jef Akst | Sep 16, 2016
Scientists estimate the risk to fetuses exposed to the virus in utero.
How a Sleep-Associated Hormone Affects Murine Tooth Development
How a Sleep-Associated Hormone Affects Murine Tooth Development
Mallory Locklear | Aug 22, 2016
Disrupting the light/dark cycles of pregnant mice, researchers observe detrimental effects in the mouths of the animals’ pups.
Questioning the Presidential Candidates on Science
Questioning the Presidential Candidates on Science
Bob Grant | Aug 10, 2016
Science advocacy organizations have drafted a list of 20 questions for Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, and Donald Trump; will post responses as they roll in.
CDC to Track Algal Blooms
CDC to Track Algal Blooms
Bob Grant | Jun 23, 2016
The federal agency launches a new system to collect nationwide data on outbreaks of harmful algae and associated health problems.
TS Picks: June 20, 2016
TS Picks: June 20, 2016
Bob Grant | Jun 20, 2016
Excellence schmexellence; thinking outside the biomedical box; homeopathy journal sunk by self-citation
Plastic Pollutants Can Harm Fish
Plastic Pollutants Can Harm Fish
Tracy Vence | Jun 6, 2016
European perch larvae exposed to environmentally relevant concentrations of polystyrene particles preferred to eat the microplastics in place of prey, according to a study.