Bits of the transcriptome once believed to function as RNA molecules are in fact translated into small proteins.
Training the immune system to cease fire on native tissues could improve outcomes for autoimmune patients, but clinical progress has been slow.
Researchers create novel genetic circuits that give insight into, and are inspired by, nature.
Meet some of the people featured in the June 2016 issue of The Scientist.
From whole cells to genes, closer examination continues to surprise.
14-day-old embryos, prioritizing biodiversity, and more
Bird brains might tell us a lot about how human brains malfunction in diseases like Parkinson's and Alzheimer's.
Pooping into a petri dish is becoming standard practice as part of some college biology courses.
Researchers have discovered how to study coral organisms in unprecedented detail by mounting them in specially designed microscope slides.
The brain can compensate for missing body parts, allowing some people, such as Matthias Buchinger, to function at a very high level despite their disabilities.
Lacing insect food with microbes encoding double-stranded RNAs can suppress insect gene expression.
While the heart cells normally burn fatty acids, when things go wrong ketones become the preferred fuel source.
Researchers derive cardiac precursors to form cardiac muscle, endothelial, and smooth muscle cells in mice.
A recent paper challenges earlier findings that germline factors expressed in normal body cells influence life span in C. elegans.
Bertozzi opens visual windows onto complex sugars on and inside living cells.
Member, Department of Immunology, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Age: 43
Researchers are developing potent ways to fuel and control the movement of micromotor devices.
Using proteomics methods to inform antigen selection
Ever-improving CRISPR-based tools are already ripe for large-scale genetic screens.
A petition recently filed with the Supreme Court triggers renewed debate about the role of patents in the diagnostics sector.
Scientific progress is only achieved when humans' innate sense of understanding is validated by objective reality.
Beyond Biocentrism, The Sting of the Wild, The Birth of Anthropocene, and Ordinarily Well
Louis Pasteur’s trepidation at injecting a child with the first rabies vaccine might have reflected his private knowledge of its lack of prior animal testing.