techniques, developmental biology, culture
Validating Antibodies: An Urgent Need
Validating Antibodies: An Urgent Need
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Dec 1, 2014
Highlights from a webinar held by The Scientist to discuss the role of antibody validation and cataloging in improving data reproducibility
Mother’s Microbes Protect Baby’s Brain
Mother’s Microbes Protect Baby’s Brain
Ruth Williams | Nov 19, 2014
Bacteria in the gut of a pregnant mouse strengthen the blood-brain barrier of her developing fetus.
Culturing Drug-Resistant Tumors
Culturing Drug-Resistant Tumors
Kerry Grens | Nov 17, 2014
Improved methods to grow patients’ tumor cells in a dish offer opportunities to find durable therapies.
Stems Cells Ushered into Embryonic Development
Stems Cells Ushered into Embryonic Development
Kerry Grens | Nov 7, 2014
The right mix of mouse embryonic stem cells in a dish will start forming early embryonic patterns, according to two studies.
The End of Science Sexism?
The End of Science Sexism?
Jef Akst | Nov 5, 2014
A study suggests that, at least in US academia, men and women now receive roughly equivalent treatment in the workplace. The scientific community disagrees.
To Kill a Lab Rat
To Kill a Lab Rat
Kerry Grens | Nov 4, 2014
Some institutions are changing their protocols for rodent euthanasia, as research finds there may be more humane methods.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Walking Whales</em>
Book Excerpt from The Walking Whales
J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen | Nov 1, 2014
In Chapter 1, “Fossils and War,” author J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen describes the difficulties of conducting field research in a conflict zone.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2014
Leonardo's Brain, The Future of the Brain, Dodging Extinction, and Arrival of the Fittest
Next-Gen Sequencing User Survey
Next-Gen Sequencing User Survey
Christi Bird | Nov 1, 2014
Outsourcing is still the rule and data analysis, the bottleneck.
White’s the Matter
White’s the Matter
Kelly Rae Chi | Nov 1, 2014
A basic guide to white matter imaging using diffusion MRI