stem cells, disease & medicine, culture
The Scientist's 2011 Geeky Gift Guide
Bob Grant | Dec 16, 2011
Find the perfect present for the devoted life scientist in your life.
Job Creation, NIH Style
Bob Grant | Dec 15, 2011
The 2009 stimulus funding channeled into the National Institutes of Health helped put scores of researchers and their support staffs to work.
Pharma Learns from Carmakers
Jef Akst | Dec 14, 2011
Some Big Pharma companies are turning to the world’s automobile makers for advice on innovation and profitability.
Hard-to-Get Stem Cells
Jef Akst | Dec 14, 2011
More than one quarter of US researchers studying human embryonic stem cells say they’ve had trouble acquiring cell lines of interest.
Darwin Didn't Plagiarize Wallace
Bob Grant | Dec 13, 2011
19th century shipping records defy the claim that Charles Darwin stole some of Alfred Russel Wallace's ideas to craft his theory of evolution.
Bad News for hESC Funding?
Jef Akst | Dec 12, 2011
Some are worried that the judges scheduled to hear arguments on the legality of federal support for human embryonic stem cell research will rule against stem cell funding.
EU Alliance Rejects hESC Ruling
Jef Akst | Dec 9, 2011
A powerful consortium of research organizations in Europe speaks out against a recent ruling to ban patenting of research on human embryonic stem cells.
Yawns More Contagious Among Friends
Jef Akst | Dec 7, 2011
People who are emotionally connected are more likely to catch the yawns from one another.
The Complex Tissue Shop
Cristina Luiggi | Dec 7, 2011
Over the past decade, researchers at RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology in Japan have generated complex tissues, including mouse retinas and Purkinje cells (a type of neuron) that integrated appropriately into the mouse fetal brain.
Salaries for University Presidents
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 6, 2011
Some university presidents are earning more than ever despite their schools’ poor performance.