science publishing, developmental biology, microbiology
Arsenic-based Life Challenged Again
Hannah Waters | Jan 24, 2012
An attempt to regrow the infamous GFAJ-1 bacteria, reported to incorporate arsenic into its DNA backbone, has failed.
JSTOR For Free
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 17, 2012
JSTOR, the online archive of scholarly journal articles, is offering free but limited access to its database.
Iron Builds a Better Brain
Ruth Williams | Jan 9, 2012
Brain imaging and gene analyses in twins reveal that white matter integrity is linked to an iron homeostasis gene.
Top Ten Innovations 2011
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2012
Our list of the best and brightest products that 2011 had to offer the life scientist
Lynne-Marie Postovit: Cancer Modeler
Sabrina Richards | Jan 1, 2012
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Western Ontario. Age: 34
Top Science Scandals of 2011
Tia Ghose | Dec 19, 2011
A list of this year's most high-profile retractions and controversies in science
Arsenic Bug's Genome Sequenced
Bob Grant | Dec 7, 2011
Researchers have mapped out the DNA of what some scientists claim to be an arsenic loving bacterium.
Opinion: Confounded Cancer Markers
Vincent Detours | Dec 7, 2011
Prognostic signatures have become popular tools in cancer research, but it turns out signatures made of random genes are prognostic as well.
Stem Cells Traced To Heart
Tia Ghose | Dec 1, 2011
New research suggests that a controversial class of stem cells originates in the heart and retains some ability to repair damaged tissue.
New Journal for Biology Researchers
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 1, 2011
Scientists unhappy with the power of editors at top tier journals start a new peer-reviewed publication with active researchers at the helm.