stem cells, disease & medicine, culture
The Little Cell That Could
Megan Scudellari | Jul 1, 2012
Critics point out that cell therapy has yet to top existing treatments. Biotech companies are setting out to change that—and prove that the technology can revolutionize medicine.
All’s Not Fair in Science and Publishing
Frederick Southwick | Jul 1, 2012
False credit for scientific discoveries threatens the success and pace of research.
NIH Tackles Racism
Bob Grant | Jun 25, 2012
An advisory committee urges the federal funding agency to take steps to counter racial bias in the granting process.
UK Gov’t Supports Open Access Plan
Jef Akst | Jun 19, 2012
The UK government releases its recommendation that open access be “the main vehicle for the publication of research,” though it warns of the costs that could entail.
Stem Cells from Corpses
Bob Grant | Jun 15, 2012
Researchers pull viable cells from bodies that had been dead for more than 2 weeks.
Opinion: What’s Wrong with COI?
Opinion: What’s Wrong with COI?
Thomas P. Stossel | Jun 12, 2012
Financial “conflicts of interest” should not be so quickly condemned. Industry relationships are unequivocally beneficial.
Opinion: Justice Delayed, Health Denied
Joseph Amon | Jun 4, 2012
African justice systems must change to help curb HIV and tuberculosis transmission in prisons.
Cartographer of Metabolic Pathways Dies
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 4, 2012
A biochemist who mapped the ways in which molecular pathways interact passed away at age 96.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Jun 1, 2012
The Aha! Moment, Imagine, Ignorance, and The Age of Insight
Book Excerpt from The Mara Crossing
Ruth Padel | Jun 1, 2012
Author Ruth Padel tells the stories of John James Audubon and cellular migration in prose and verse