top 10 innovations, developmental biology, culture
Book Excerpt from <em>Evolution and Medicine</em>
Book Excerpt from Evolution and Medicine
Robert Perlman | Oct 1, 2013
In Chapter 11, “Man-made diseases,” author Robert Perlman describes how socioeconomic health disparities arise in hierarchical societies.
The Price of DNA IDs
The Price of DNA IDs
Jef Akst | Sep 16, 2013
Following natural disasters or violent political turmoil, DNA science can help identify victims. But what if a country can’t afford the technology?
Opinion: Making Room for Rising Stars
Opinion: Making Room for Rising Stars
Brad Fenwick | Sep 4, 2013
Dealing with the delicate matter of retirement for aging academics
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Sep 1, 2013
September 2013's selection of notable quotes
A New Way of Seeing
A New Way of Seeing
M. Joan Dawson | Sep 1, 2013
Inspiration and controversy attended the birth of magnetic resonance imaging, a diagnostic technology that changed the course of human medicine.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Sep 1, 2013
Rocket Girl, The Cancer Chronicles, Abominable Science!, and The Sports Gene
Book Excerpt from <em>Paul Lauterbur and the Invention of MRI</em>
Book Excerpt from Paul Lauterbur and the Invention of MRI
M. Joan Dawson | Sep 1, 2013
In Chapter 6, “The first fruitful weeks,” author M. Joan Dawson describes her late husband’s first steps in the invention of a revolutionary imaging technology.
Bacterial Quid Pro Quo
Bacterial Quid Pro Quo
Tracy Vence | Aug 19, 2013
Pseudomonas aeruginosa gather swarming speed at the expense of their ability to form biofilms in an experimental evolution setup.
Stem Cells Open Up Options
Stem Cells Open Up Options
Sabrina Richards | Aug 13, 2013
Pluripotent cells can help regenerate tissues and maintain long life—and they may also help animals jumpstart drastically new lifestyles.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2013
August 2013's selection of notable quotes