survey, microbiology, culture, developmental biology, cell & molecular biology
The Gravity of Life
Rob Dunn | Jun 1, 2011
Whose well-being is threatened by our changing relationship with the myriad organisms that shaped the evolution of our species?
The Last Vaccine Frontier
Brad Spellberg | Jun 1, 2011
Successful vaccines have been created to protect against pathogenic bacteria and viruses. Why aren’t there any for combating fungal infections?
Recognizing the Human Potential
Gene M. Shearer and Adriano Boasso | Jun 1, 2011
It may be time to reconsider an AIDS vaccine which is more human than viral, triggering the immune system in a way that no other vaccine does.
Book excerpt from The Philosophical Breakfast Club
Laura J. Snyder | May 31, 2011
In Chapter 8, “A Divine Programmer,” author Laura J. Snyder explains how Darwin’s own ideas on evolution may have been influenced at lavish parties hosted by one of the club’s members, Charles Babbage.
2010's best new species
Bob Grant | May 26, 2011
This Monday (May 23), which happens to be the birthday of famed naturalist and species namer extraordinaire Carolus Linnaeus, researchers at Arizona State University listed their picks of the top 10 newly-described species of 2010. 
Foundation money pulled from China
Bob Grant | May 26, 2011
A major international funder of research and public health efforts on debilitating infectious diseases has frozen hundreds of millions of dollars in grant money to China amidst questions about the country's use of the funds. 
An Insoluble Problem?
Robert Michael Stroud | May 26, 2011
The challenges of crystallizing membrane proteins—and how they’re being overcome.
Speaking of Science
N/A | May 26, 2011
May 2011's selection of notable quotes
Wanted: Another Scientific Revolution
Laura J. Snyder | May 26, 2011
In the 19th century, four friends changed the way scientists viewed themselves. It’s time for another shake-up.
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | May 26, 2011
Biopunk, The Belief Instinct, Biology Is Technology, Medical Muses