stem cells, microbiology, culture
Contributors
Contributors
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the August 2014 issue of The Scientist.
Scientific Elevator Pitches
Scientific Elevator Pitches
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Aug 1, 2014
A number of competitions around the world are challenging young scientists to describe their research in mere minutes.
The Body’s Ecosystem
The Body’s Ecosystem
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2014
Research on the human microbiome is booming, and scientists have moved from simply taking stock of gut flora to understanding the influence of microbes throughout the body.
Reanimated Chickens and Zombie Dogs
Reanimated Chickens and Zombie Dogs
David Casarett | Aug 1, 2014
In praise of weird science at the edge of life
Abundant, Widespread Virus Discovered
Abundant, Widespread Virus Discovered
Jef Akst | Jul 29, 2014
Scientists identify a bacteriophage that is highly abundant in the gut bacteria of people around the world.
Week in Review: July 21–25
Week in Review: July 21–25
Tracy Vence | Jul 25, 2014
Blood-based Alzheimer’s diagnostics; CRISPR cuts out HIV; Leishmania and the sand fly microbiome; deconstructing the lionfish science fair debacle
Lawsuit Claims Stem Cells Unsafe
Lawsuit Claims Stem Cells Unsafe
Kerry Grens | Jul 18, 2014
A former employee complains that StemCells, Inc., fired him after he blew the whistle on improper manufacturing practices that could endanger patients.
Books on the <em>Beagle</em>
Books on the Beagle
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jul 17, 2014
An online reconstruction makes the library from Darwin’s famed ship more accessible. 
The Genetics of Friendship
The Genetics of Friendship
Jef Akst | Jul 16, 2014
People tend to choose friends who share their genes, a study suggests.
Stem Cells for Autism?
Stem Cells for Autism?
Kerry Grens | Jul 15, 2014
Scientists express mixed enthusiasm over a trial to use cord blood stem cells as a treatment for autism.