stem cells, disease & medicine, culture
Genghis Jon
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 1, 2012
By helping Mongolians cultivate an understanding of their native insect fauna, scientists hope to protect the country's unique yet fragile ecosystems.
Science Afield
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2012
Portable wet-lab kits allow even soldiers stationed in war zones to earn college science credits.
Sweet and Sour Science
Ruth Williams | Feb 1, 2012
Japanese researchers unravel the mystery of miracle fruit.
Resignations Over AIDS Denial
Jef Akst | Jan 31, 2012
A member of an Italian journal’s editorial board resigns in protest of a paper denying the link between HIV and AIDs.
Opinion: Celebrities Pushing Drugs?
Howard Brody | Jan 30, 2012
Celebrity spokespeople for pharma companies can manipulate the public’s understanding of disease.
The Breast Implant Risk
Hannah Waters | Jan 26, 2012
Breast implants leaking contaminated silicone are causing a fuss in Europe, but all breast implants carry risks.
Eye Trials Give Hope for Stem Cells
Eye Trials Give Hope for Stem Cells
Hannah Waters | Jan 24, 2012
Preliminary data from human embryonic stem cell trials for two degenerative eye disorders are promising, but challenges remain for more complex tissues.
A Peer Review Revolution?
Jef Akst | Jan 24, 2012
A new social network provides a novel forum for science publishing and peer review.
JSTOR For Free
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 17, 2012
JSTOR, the online archive of scholarly journal articles, is offering free but limited access to its database.
Britain Announces New University
Jef Akst | Jan 5, 2012
The UK’s universities minister announces a plan for a new science and tech university funded entirely by non-government dollars.