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Conch Horn Finds Its Song Again After 17,000 Years
Conch Horn Finds Its Song Again After 17,000 Years
Lisa Winter | Feb 10, 2021
Listen to a musicologist blow through the oldest known shell horn.
Snappy Acronyms Generate Excitement for Science (SAGES)
Snappy Acronyms Generate Excitement for Science (SAGES)
Andy Tay | Feb 5, 2020
Scientists see great value in catchy acronyms, so they get creative when it comes to naming new tools and techniques.
Infographic: How a City Health Department Uses Social Media
Infographic: How a City Health Department Uses Social Media
Emma Yasinski | Jan 6, 2020
Foodborne illnesses are consistently underreported. Social media may help.
Can Social Media Inform Public Health Efforts?
Can Social Media Inform Public Health Efforts?
Emma Yasinski | Jan 6, 2020
Scientists are using social media to track diseases and understand how people respond to them.
Infographic: How HealthMap Tracks Disease
Infographic: How HealthMap Tracks Disease
Emma Yasinski | Jan 6, 2020
A group of epidemiologists and computer scientists built a system to mine various online sources for keywords suggesting disease outbreaks.
Worm Embryogenesis: Cell by Cell and Gene by Gene
Worm Embryogenesis: Cell by Cell and Gene by Gene
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2019
A single-cell map of C. elegans’s transcriptome during development finds cell lineages that start out genetically different and end up as cells of similar function and genetic profile.
Microfluidic Chambers Trigger Sleep in <em>C. elegans</em>
Microfluidic Chambers Trigger Sleep in C. elegans
Alejandra Manjarrez | Nov 19, 2019
This newly described behavior occurs spontaneously, but can be modulated by food availability, temperature, and the size of the chambers.
New Tools in the Works to Probe Adult Human Neurogenesis
New Tools in the Works to Probe Adult Human Neurogenesis
Ashley Yeager | Oct 7, 2019
Conflicting results on the existence of new neurons in adults have researchers designing new ways to identify and count neuronal progenitors—and finally get to the bottom of neurogenesis.
New Tissue Clearing Methods Offer a Window into the Brain
New Tissue Clearing Methods Offer a Window into the Brain
Andy Tay | Oct 1, 2019
Researchers are developing a variety of approaches for clearing neural tissue to get a better view of the brain’s circuitry.
Extended Until August 19: Enter Our Top 10 Innovations Contest Today
Extended Until August 19: Enter Our Top 10 Innovations Contest Today
The Scientist Staff | Aug 12, 2019
Submit your new product by the end of the day Monday to have a chance at being selected for a coveted spot in The Scientist's 2019 competition.
A Brief Guide to the Current CRISPR Landscape
A Brief Guide to the Current CRISPR Landscape
Diana Kwon | Jul 15, 2019
Hundreds of CRISPR patents have been granted around the world, and the number of applications continues to grow at a rapid pace.
USPTO Restarts CRISPR Patent Dispute Between Broad and UC
USPTO Restarts CRISPR Patent Dispute Between Broad and UC
Jef Akst | Jun 26, 2019
The US patent office declares an interference between the intellectual property held by the Broad Institute and several patent applications filed by the University of California—opposite its previous ruling.
A Toolmaker
A Toolmaker
The Scientist Staff | Jun 1, 2019
Meet the University of Toronto’s Yu Sun, whose work developing magnetic tweezers is featured in our Modus Operandi column.
AI Uses Images and Omics to Decode Cancer
AI Uses Images and Omics to Decode Cancer
Amber Dance | May 1, 2019
Machine learning can analyze photographs of cancer, tumor pathology slides, and genomes. Now, scientists are poised to integrate that information into cancer uber-models.
Opinion: AI Beats Animal Testing at Finding Toxic Chemicals
Opinion: AI Beats Animal Testing at Finding Toxic Chemicals
Thomas Hartung | May 1, 2019
Machine learning could be the key to reducing the use of animals in experiments.
A Primer: Artificial Intelligence Versus Neural Networks
A Primer: Artificial Intelligence Versus Neural Networks
Jef Akst | May 1, 2019
A brief history of AI, machine learning, artificial neural networks, and deep learning.
Computational Tools Sort Signal from Noise
Computational Tools Sort Signal from Noise
Carolyn Wilke | May 1, 2019
Researchers are developing computational approaches to extract information from multiple sets of single-cell sequencing data.
Our Top 10 Innovations Competition Is Accepting Submissions
Our Top 10 Innovations Competition Is Accepting Submissions
The Scientist Staff | Apr 28, 2019
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Infographic: Functional Characterization of Microproteins
Infographic: Functional Characterization of Microproteins
Annie Rathore | Apr 1, 2019
Analyzing protein-protein interactions can shed light on what tiny proteins do in the cell.