Image of The Day: Open-and-Shut Case
Image of The Day: Open-and-Shut Case
A special hinge joint allows some turtle species to close and open their shells.
Image of The Day: Open-and-Shut Case
Image of The Day: Open-and-Shut Case

A special hinge joint allows some turtle species to close and open their shells.

A special hinge joint allows some turtle species to close and open their shells.

survey, developmental biology, disease & medicine
Mouse Stem Cells Made to Form Embryo-Like Structures
Mouse Stem Cells Made to Form Embryo-Like Structures
Ruth Williams | Oct 3, 2018
With just a molecular nudge, aggregates of embryonic stem cells take shape as a “gastroloid,” bearing the genetic hallmarks and spatial organization of early development.
Image of the Day: Transgenic Axolotl
Image of the Day: Transgenic Axolotl
Kerry Grens | Oct 3, 2018
Lineage tracing reveals how cells help the salamanders regrow chopped-off limbs.
Leprosy Researcher Wayne Meyers Dies
Leprosy Researcher Wayne Meyers Dies
Catherine Offord | Oct 2, 2018
An accomplished infectious disease scientist, Meyers spent the 1960s treating and studying the condition in central Africa.
Image of the Day: The Birth of a Nervous System
Image of the Day: The Birth of a Nervous System
Jef Akst | Oct 2, 2018
The winner of the 2018 Nikon Small World in Motion video competition shows the development of sensory neurons in a zebrafish embryo.
Maternal Obesity and Diabetes Linked to Autism in Children
Maternal Obesity and Diabetes Linked to Autism in Children
Sukanya Charuchandra | Oct 1, 2018
Inflammation may be a strong contender for the connection between mom’s weight and children’s neurodevelopment, according to lab studies on animals.
In Their Earliest Days, Embryos Record Their Environments
In Their Earliest Days, Embryos Record Their Environments
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2018
Methylation patterns at so-called metastable epialleles in the genome stamp a memory into each of our cells.
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.