stem cells, ecology, neuroscience
Contributors
Contributors
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2016
Meet some of the people featured in the April 2016 issue of The Scientist.
Putting the Pee in Pluripotency
Putting the Pee in Pluripotency
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2016
One man’s waste is another man’s treasure trove of stem cells.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Serengeti Rules</em>
Book Excerpt from The Serengeti Rules
Sean B. Carroll | Apr 1, 2016
In the introduction to the book, author Sean B. Carroll draws the parallels between ecological and physiological maladies.
A Gut Feeling
A Gut Feeling
The Scientist Staff | Apr 1, 2016
See profilee Hans Clevers discuss his work with stem cells and cancer in the small intestine.
Parallel Plagues
Parallel Plagues
Sean B. Carroll | Apr 1, 2016
Like cancer, ecological scourges result from the breakdown of regulatory processes, and may be treated with similar logic.
Guts and Glory
Guts and Glory
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 1, 2016
An open mind and collaborative spirit have taken Hans Clevers on a journey from medicine to developmental biology, gastroenterology, cancer, and stem cells.
How Zika Infiltrates Developing Brains
How Zika Infiltrates Developing Brains
Tanya Lewis | Mar 30, 2016
Zika virus may commandeer a receptor on the surface of neural progenitor cells, scientists show.
Simplified Magnetogenetics
Simplified Magnetogenetics
Jef Akst | Mar 25, 2016
A new technique allows researchers to rapidly and reversibly activate neurons with a magnetically sensitive protein.
Karolinska Lets Macchiarini Go
Karolinska Lets Macchiarini Go
Bob Grant | Mar 24, 2016
The embattled artificial organ researcher has been dismissed over the fallout from several misconduct allegations leveled against him.
Recovering Lost Memories
Recovering Lost Memories
Jef Akst | Mar 21, 2016
Researchers use optogenetics to induce recall in an Alzheimer’s mouse model, suggesting the disease may not destroy memories permanently.