Scientist to watch, genetics & genomics, immunology
Bat Luck
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 1, 2012
An intrepid researcher and her team battle the elements and bouts of misfortune to explore the biodiversity of a brand new African country.
Inflammation, Pain, and Resolvins
Inflammation, Pain, and Resolvins
Claudia Sommer and Frank Birklein | Jan 1, 2012
Not all inflammation leads to pain. Despite widespread infection followed by fever, colds rarely cause pain. But when some cytokines and certain immune cells are active near pain-sensing nerves, they trigger receptors that convey pain sensations to the brain.
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2012
January 2012's selection of notable quotes
Before the Genes Jumped, 1930s
Sabrina Richards | Jan 1, 2012
How Nobel Laureate Barbara McClintock nearly gave up genetics for meteorology
2011's Best and Brightest
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2012
In its brief, 4-year history, The Scientist’s annual Top 10 Innovations contest has become a showcase of the coolest life science tools to emerge in the previous year. 
Bat Hunt
Bat Hunt
Cristina Luiggi | Jan 1, 2012
Bucknell University mammalogist DeeAnn Reeder raises nets high into the darkened forest canopies of South Sudan to catch bats.
Top People of 2011
Jef Akst | Dec 21, 2011
The Scientist recounts the year’s top science prize winners and top-notch scientists that passed away.
Video Gamers Help Solve Disease
Jef Akst | Dec 20, 2011
The collective intelligence of thousands of video game players is helping researchers understand the regulation of more than 500 different disease genes.
Top Science Scandals of 2011
Tia Ghose | Dec 19, 2011
A list of this year's most high-profile retractions and controversies in science
Nobel Winner’s Contribution Questioned
Cristina Luiggi | Dec 19, 2011
A coauthor of the key paper that led to one of this year’s Nobel Prizes for Physiology or Medicine claims the recipient wasn’t involved in the research.