stem cells, microbiology, culture
Contributors
Contributors
Jef Akst, Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the May 2014 issue of The Scientist
Neuroaesthetics
Neuroaesthetics
Anjan Chatterjee | May 1, 2014
Researchers unravel the biology of beauty and art.
Rebuilding Missing Muscle
Rebuilding Missing Muscle
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 30, 2014
An acellular matrix can help guide stem cells to injury sites and regrow muscles in both mice and humans, a study finds.
SCNT Picks Up Steam
SCNT Picks Up Steam
Kate Yandell | Apr 28, 2014
Study confirms that somatic cell nuclear transfer, an alternate method of creating patient-specific pluripotent stem cells, can be used to reprogram adult cells.
Microbe’s Diversity Is Vast, Ancient
Microbe’s Diversity Is Vast, Ancient
Kerry Grens | Apr 24, 2014
A marine cyanobacterium possesses astounding genomic diversity, yet still organizes into distinct subpopulations that have likely persisted for ages.
Money Microbiome
Money Microbiome
Jef Akst | Apr 24, 2014
Swabbing cash circulating in New York City reveals more than 3,000 different types of bacteria.
Microbiome Influences
Microbiome Influences
Jef Akst | Apr 22, 2014
Researchers find that gender, education level, and breastfeeding can affect humans’ commensal microbial communities.
Adult-to-Stem Cells
Adult-to-Stem Cells
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 21, 2014
An international team has created human embryonic stem cells from adult skin cells for the first time.
How Artistic Brains Differ
How Artistic Brains Differ
Jef Akst | Apr 18, 2014
A study reveals structural differences between the brains of artists and non-artists.
Rats Receive Lab-Grown Esophagi
Rats Receive Lab-Grown Esophagi
Tracy Vence | Apr 16, 2014
Researchers successfully transplant engineered esophagi into living rats.