techniques, evolution, disease & medicine
Tension Tracker
Tension Tracker
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2014
For the first time, researchers quantify the mechanical forces cells exert on one another.
Early Evidence
Early Evidence
Abby Olena | Mar 1, 2014
Fossilized structures suggest that mat-forming microbes have been around for almost 3.5 billion years.
Discovering Archaea, 1977
Discovering Archaea, 1977
Abby Olena | Mar 1, 2014
Ribosomal RNA fingerprints reveal the three domains of life.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2014
March 2014's selection of notable quotes
Contributors
Contributors
Abby Olena | Mar 1, 2014
Meet some of the people featured in the March 2014 issue of The Scientist.
Next Generation: Seeing Brain Tumors
Next Generation: Seeing Brain Tumors
Jef Akst | Feb 27, 2014
A new camera system supports the visualization of gliomas stained with Tumor Paint, a chlorotoxin-based imaging agent that’s currently in clinical trials.
More Monkeys With Edited Genomes
More Monkeys With Edited Genomes
Kerry Grens | Feb 14, 2014
Researchers use the TALEN genome-editing technique to generate a primate model of Rett syndrome.  
Week in Review: February 10–14
Week in Review: February 10–14
Tracy Vence | Feb 14, 2014
First Ancient North American genome; cannabinoids connect hunger with olfaction and eating; biotechs explore crowdfunding; confronting creationism
Graphene Coating Cleans Up Clots
Graphene Coating Cleans Up Clots
Kerry Grens | Feb 12, 2014
Blood clots on medical devices might be reduced by a graphene-based material.  
Molecular Motors
Molecular Motors
Abby Olena | Feb 12, 2014
Researchers control nanomotors inside living cells.