Mary Jeanne Kreek, Methadone Developer, Dies at 84
Mary Jeanne Kreek, Methadone Developer, Dies at 84
A physician and neurobiologist at the Rockefeller University who specialized in addiction research, Kreek was best known for her work on developing the treatment for heroin addiction.
Mary Jeanne Kreek, Methadone Developer, Dies at 84
Mary Jeanne Kreek, Methadone Developer, Dies at 84

A physician and neurobiologist at the Rockefeller University who specialized in addiction research, Kreek was best known for her work on developing the treatment for heroin addiction.

A physician and neurobiologist at the Rockefeller University who specialized in addiction research, Kreek was best known for her work on developing the treatment for heroin addiction.

translational science
Timothy Lu: Niche Perfect
Timothy Lu: Niche Perfect
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2016
Associate Professor, Departments of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science and Biological Engineering, MIT. Age: 35
Lu on Syn Bio
Lu on Syn Bio
The Scientist Staff | Apr 30, 2016
MIT researcher and Scientist to Watch Timothy Lu talks about the value of cross-disciplinary approaches in bringing synthetic biology into the clinic.
Pet Scans
Pet Scans
Amy K. LeBlanc, Timothy M. Fan, Nicola Mason | Apr 1, 2016
Studying tumor development and treatment in dogs and cats, in parallel with research on rodents and humans, could improve the successful translation of new cancer drugs.
Opinion: Translation Nation
Opinion: Translation Nation
Kathleen Marsman and Lisa McKerracher | Nov 18, 2015
What’s in store for commercialization grants at the Canadian Institutes of Health Research?
New Scripps Research Institute Leadership
New Scripps Research Institute Leadership
Jef Akst | Sep 20, 2015
The nonprofit institution names a new CEO and president.
Opinion: <em>Star Trek</em> Medicine
Opinion: Star Trek Medicine
Dean Tantin | Nov 6, 2014
An apology for basic research
Opinion: Overcoming Cancer’s Complexities
Opinion: Overcoming Cancer’s Complexities
Daniel S. Kapp, David Rubenson, Beverly Mitchell | Apr 11, 2014
Considering “targeted therapeutics” in the face of intra-patient heterogeneity. 
Next Generation: Cancer Cell Protein Profiling
Next Generation: Cancer Cell Protein Profiling
Abby Olena | Jan 15, 2014
Antibody barcoding allows scientists and clinicians to analyze protein expression in small amounts of cancer tissue.
Week in Review: January 6–10
Week in Review: January 6–10
Tracy Vence | Jan 10, 2014
Bacterial genes aid tubeworm settling; pigmentation of ancient reptiles; nascent neurons and vertebrate development; exploring simple synapses; slug-inspired surgical glue
Report Card: Sharing Animal Research
Report Card: Sharing Animal Research
Tracy Vence | Jan 8, 2014
New analysis finds that funding agencies, scientists, and journals are not including sufficient information when reporting on in vivo experiments.
Building Support for Basic Research
Building Support for Basic Research
Tracy Vence | Dec 16, 2013
The push toward translational research was a much-discussed topic at the annual American Society for Cell Biology meeting.
Opinion: Predicting Perfect Storms
Opinion: Predicting Perfect Storms
Magali Haas | Oct 30, 2013
On embracing technology and collaboration to tackle brain disorders like multiple sclerosis
Week in Review: September 23–27
Week in Review: September 23–27
Tracy Vence | Sep 27, 2013
Antibiotic cycling makes a comeback in the lab; how life scientists can learn from astronauts; napping to conquer fears; deconstructing the cancer R&D crisis
Opinion: Reasons for the R&D Crisis
Opinion: Reasons for the R&D Crisis
Jan Brábek and Michael Fernandes | Sep 23, 2013
Response to an opinion in The Scientist charting current pitfalls in translational research
Week in Review: September 9–13
Week in Review: September 9–13
Tracy Vence | Sep 13, 2013
A new type of stem cell; a parasitic ant species protects its hosts; reasons for biodiversity among tropical amphibians; transforming translational research
Opinion: Translational Research in Crisis
Opinion: Translational Research in Crisis
Masoud H. Manjili | Sep 10, 2013
Turning discoveries made in academic labs into innovative therapies requires a radically new approach.
Lost in Translation
Lost in Translation
Ruth Williams | Jul 16, 2013
Failure to translate preclinical research to humans may be due in part to biased reporting.
Worried Sick
Worried Sick
Megan Scudellari | Jul 1, 2013
Expectations can make you ill. Fear can make you fragile. Understanding the nocebo effect may help prevent this painful phenomenon.
Week in Review: April 29 – May 2
Week in Review: April 29 – May 2
Jef Akst | May 3, 2013
The brain’s role in aging; tracking disease; understanding the new flu virus; no autism-Lyme link; one drug’s journey from bench to bedside