space, immunology, ecology
A Grisly Stork Buffet
A Grisly Stork Buffet
The Scientist Staff | Aug 15, 2017
Marabou storks on Kenya’s Mara River feast on the carcasses of migrating wildebeest that failed to make it across the waterway.
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.
Molecules that Could Form “Membranes” Found Above Titan
Molecules that Could Form “Membranes” Found Above Titan
Jef Akst | Jul 31, 2017
Vinyl cyanide is thought to rain down onto Saturn’s largest moon, though whether the molecule self-assembles into membrane-like structures is unclear.
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.
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.
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.
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.