viruses, cell & molecular biology, neuroscience, developmental biology, microbiology
It’s Easy Being Green
Richard P. Grant | Jan 1, 2012
Now RNA can glow in the cell, as only proteins could in the past.
Motor Lock
Edyta Zielinska | Jan 1, 2012
Editor’s choice in structural biology
Pits Stopped
Ruth Williams | Jan 1, 2012
Editor’s choice in cell biology
Lynne-Marie Postovit: Cancer Modeler
Sabrina Richards | Jan 1, 2012
Assistant Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, University of Western Ontario. Age: 34
2011's Best and Brightest
The Scientist Staff | Jan 1, 2012
In its brief, 4-year history, The Scientist’s annual Top 10 Innovations contest has become a showcase of the coolest life science tools to emerge in the previous year. 
Top People of 2011
Jef Akst | Dec 21, 2011
The Scientist recounts the year’s top science prize winners and top-notch scientists that passed away.
Unsilencing a Gene
Tia Ghose | Dec 21, 2011
Scientists have found a way to reactivate a gene in mice that is silenced in a neurodevelopmental disorder called Angelman syndrome.
The Tradeoff of Stress
Ruth Williams | Dec 15, 2011
For nematode worms, a bigger stress response means a healthier, longer life, but fewer babies.
Neuroscience Not Ready for the Courtroom
Tia Ghose | Dec 14, 2011
Certain neuroscience techniques are not robust enough to be used as evidence in a trial, a new report says.
Hard-to-Get Stem Cells
Jef Akst | Dec 14, 2011
More than one quarter of US researchers studying human embryonic stem cells say they’ve had trouble acquiring cell lines of interest.