top 10 innovations 2012, cell & molecular biology, culture
Sharing the Load
Sharing the Load
Dan Cossins | May 1, 2013
By varying the size of their steps, dynein motor proteins work effectively as teams to carry heavy loads around the cell.
Italy Animal Lab Trashed
Italy Animal Lab Trashed
Jef Akst | Apr 24, 2013
Animal-rights activists devastate a psychiatric research lab at the University of Milan.
Sensing Calories Without Taste
Sensing Calories Without Taste
Francie Diep | Apr 22, 2013
Rodents and fruit flies appear to be able to sense nutrients even when they can’t taste the food they’re eating. Now, researchers are trying to figure out how.
2013 Top 10 Innovations: Open for Submissions
2013 Top 10 Innovations: Open for Submissions
The Scientist Staff | Apr 15, 2013
The Scientist’s annual contest is now open. Submit your innovative product or methodology now for a chance to win!
Female Anthropologists Harassed
Female Anthropologists Harassed
Jef Akst | Apr 15, 2013
A new survey finds a high incidence of sexual harassment and rape among women doing anthropological field work.
Review: <em>Errors of the Human Body</em>
Review: Errors of the Human Body
Jef Akst | Apr 11, 2013
This dramatic science fiction film follows a grieving father using his research to understand his infant son’s gruesome death—and explores the culture and ethics of science along the way.
Review: Gossamer Gallants
Review: Gossamer Gallants
Marlene Zuk | Apr 5, 2013
The insect-inspired dance by choreographer Paul Taylor strikes the perfect balance between six-legged realism and artistic fancy.
Cancer Growth Curtailed
Cancer Growth Curtailed
Ruth Williams | Apr 4, 2013
Researchers develop two small molecules that slow the growth of human cancer cells.
Branching Out
Branching Out
Dan Cossins | Apr 1, 2013
Satellites of the Golgi apparatus generate the microtubules used to grow outer dendrite branches in Drosophila neurons.
Mighty Modifications
Mighty Modifications
Beth Marie Mole | Apr 1, 2013
Histone acetylation levels keep intracellular pH in check.