Plant Science to the Rescue

February 2018

Featured Stories

Next-Generation Exoskeletons Help Patients Move
Next-Generation Exoskeletons Help Patients Move

A robot’s gentle nudge could add just the right amount of force to improve walking for patients with mobility-impairing ailments such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, and stroke.  

Departments

Contributors

Contributors

Meet some of the people featured in the February 2018 issue of The Scientist.

Editorial

An Enduring Partnership

Humanity would be nothing without plants. It’s high time we recognize their crucial role in sustaining life on Earth.

Speaking of Science

Freeze Frame

Notebook

Modus Operandi

Detecting Protein Clumps

A synthetic genetic tool called yTRAP allows high-throughput detection of protein aggregates in cells.  

The Literature

Profile

Scientist to Watch

Lab Tools

Mapping Brain Proteins

Researchers are using souped-up mass spectrometry to localize proteins within brain cells.

Careers

Reading Frames

Foundations

A Brush with Inheritance, 1878

Lampbrush chromosomes, first observed in the 19th century, still offer an unparalleled glimpse into how genetic information is organized in the cell.