stem cell trials, ecology
BioTime Seeks Geron Stem Cell Assets
BioTime Seeks Geron Stem Cell Assets
Vicki Brower | Nov 13, 2012
Two former Geron CEOs make a bid for the company’s defunct human embryonic stem cell business.
Little Fish in a Big Pond
Little Fish in a Big Pond
Ellen K. Pikitch | Nov 1, 2012
Continued overfishing of forage fish such as sardines and herring can result in devastating ecological and economic outcomes.
Microbial Awakening
Microbial Awakening
Hayley Dunning | Nov 1, 2012
Successive awakening of soil microbes drives a huge pulse of CO2 following the first rain after a dry summer.
The Birthday Conference
The Birthday Conference
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2012
Snapshots from an annual meeting that celebrates the birth of a prominent biologist
A Celebrated Symposium
A Celebrated Symposium
Jef Akst | Nov 1, 2012
A conference, started 10 years ago partly as a disease ecologist’s birthday party, has become one of the most valued meetings in the field.
 
Opinion: Fishy Deaths
Opinion: Fishy Deaths
Steven Apfelbaum | Oct 29, 2012
Record fish die-offs in the Midwest call for a fresh look at how humans are disrupting the planet’s essential water cycle.
Natural-Born Doctors
Natural-Born Doctors
Sabrina Richards | Oct 23, 2012
Bees, sheep, and chimps are just a few of the animals known to self-medicate. Can they teach us about maintaining our own health?
Opinion: Controlling Invasion
Opinion: Controlling Invasion
Chenghai Yang | Oct 15, 2012
Remote sensing helps control an invasive giant weed that threatens ecosystems and border security.
Stem Cells Myelinate Human Brain
Stem Cells Myelinate Human Brain
Sabrina Richards | Oct 10, 2012
In a Phase I trial, researchers show that neural stem cells transplanted into humans can differentiate and begin producing myelin.
Behavior Brief
Behavior Brief
Dan Cossins | Oct 9, 2012
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research