In Their Earliest Days, Embryos Record Their Environments
In Their Earliest Days, Embryos Record Their Environments
Methylation patterns at so-called metastable epialleles in the genome stamp a memory into each of our cells.
In Their Earliest Days, Embryos Record Their Environments
In Their Earliest Days, Embryos Record Their Environments

Methylation patterns at so-called metastable epialleles in the genome stamp a memory into each of our cells.

Methylation patterns at so-called metastable epialleles in the genome stamp a memory into each of our cells.

stem cells, disease & medicine, developmental biology, immunology
Alzheimer’s Gene Affects Energy Consumption in Mouse Brains
Alzheimer’s Gene Affects Energy Consumption in Mouse Brains
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
One variant limited the brain’s ability to use glucose.
Caught on CameraCaught on Camera
Caught on Camera
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2018
Selected Images of the Day from the-scientist.com
Charting Crescents, 1910
Charting Crescents, 1910
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
James Herrick, a Chicago doctor, was the first to describe sickled red blood cells in a patient of African descent.
Belly Fat Has a Role to Play in Fighting Infections
Belly Fat Has a Role to Play in Fighting Infections
Selene Meza-Perez, Troy D. Randall | Oct 1, 2018
Hanging in front of the abdomen like an apron, the depot of visceral fat known as the omentum helps regulate immune responses.
Federal Health Agency Revokes Contract with Fetal Tissue Supplier
Federal Health Agency Revokes Contract with Fetal Tissue Supplier
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 26, 2018
Health and Human Services plans to review all research involving human fetal tissue.
Antibody Combo Knocks Down HIV in Clinical Trials
Antibody Combo Knocks Down HIV in Clinical Trials
Kerry Grens | Sep 26, 2018
Some patients could suppress the virus without antiretroviral therapy for months after the drug infusions.
Call to Stop Using the Term “Mesenchymal Stem Cell”
Call to Stop Using the Term “Mesenchymal Stem Cell”
Abby Olena | Sep 26, 2018
Critics say the misleading term actually refers to a heterogeneous population of cells, including possible tissue-specific progenitor cells and nonstem cells all lumped together.
Image of the Day: Parasite Stopped in Its Tracks
Image of the Day: Parasite Stopped in Its Tracks
Iris Kulbatski | Sep 26, 2018
Suppression of a signaling pathway in Toxoplasma gondii prevents the parasite from replicating in host cells.
Gene Editing Treats Mitochondrial Disorders in Mice
Gene Editing Treats Mitochondrial Disorders in Mice
Catherine Offord | Sep 25, 2018
Researchers used TALENs and zinc finger nucleases to correct disease-causing mutations.