virology, culture, immunology
All Systems Go
All Systems Go
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 1, 2014
Alan Aderem earned his PhD while under house arrest for protesting apartheid in South Africa. His early political involvement has guided his scientific focus, encouraging fellow systems biologists to study immunology and infectious diseases.
Bespoke Cell Jackets
Bespoke Cell Jackets
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2014
Scientists make hydrogel coats for individual cells that can be tailored to specific research questions.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2014
Your Atomic Self, Eureka!, A Talent for Friendship, and Undeniable
Culturing Drug-Resistant Tumors
Culturing Drug-Resistant Tumors
Kerry Grens | Nov 17, 2014
Improved methods to grow patients’ tumor cells in a dish offer opportunities to find durable therapies.
Ebola Edits Its Messages
Ebola Edits Its Messages
Molly Sharlach | Nov 5, 2014
Deep sequencing of viral mRNAs reveals that Ebola and Marburg viruses produce multiple versions of some transcripts.
The End of Science Sexism?
The End of Science Sexism?
Jef Akst | Nov 5, 2014
A study suggests that, at least in US academia, men and women now receive roughly equivalent treatment in the workplace. The scientific community disagrees.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Walking Whales</em>
Book Excerpt from The Walking Whales
J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen | Nov 1, 2014
In Chapter 1, “Fossils and War,” author J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen describes the difficulties of conducting field research in a conflict zone.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2014
Leonardo's Brain, The Future of the Brain, Dodging Extinction, and Arrival of the Fittest
The Rules of Replication
The Rules of Replication
Kerry Grens | Nov 1, 2014
Should there be standard protocols for how researchers attempt to reproduce the work of others?
Walking with Whales
Walking with Whales
J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen | Nov 1, 2014
The history of cetaceans can serve as a model for both evolutionary dynamics and interdisciplinary collaboration.