techniques
Stem Cells: Old vs. New
Bob Grant | Dec 2, 2011
A new study finds key differences between established and new human embryonic stem cell lines.
Brainspotting
Amber Dance | Dec 1, 2011
New, minimally invasive techniques for seeing deep inside living brains
Prime Time for Digital PCR
Kelly Rae Chi | Dec 1, 2011
A rundown of tools on the market and in development
Flow Cytometry for the Masses
Richard P. Grant | Dec 1, 2011
Tagging antibodies with rare earth metals instead of fluorescent molecules turns a veteran technique into a high-throughput powerhouse.
Whales Saved From Highway Project
Bob Grant | Nov 21, 2011
A team of paleontologists is racing to recover dozens of fossilized whale skeletons from the site of a road building excavation in northern Chile.
A Negative Results Search Tool
Bob Grant | Nov 4, 2011
Researchers unveil BioNOT, a new app that scours PubMed for studies that report negative findings.
Next Generation: Microfluidics for the Dish
Kerry Grens | Oct 4, 2011
A new device for directing fluids is designed to deliver chemical cues directly to petri dishes without disturbing cells.
Nanomedicine
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2011
At the nanoscale old materials acquire new properties that International Institute for Nanotechnology Director Chad Mirkin thinks will change the way medicine is practiced.
Charting the Course
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Oct 1, 2011
Three gene jockeys share their thoughts on past and future tools of the trade.
Opinion: Thinking Outside the Genome
Stephen Friend | Oct 1, 2011
By extending its reach beyond science, the field of omics will change the way we live our lives.