Articles

10/19/17

CAR-T could revolutionize cancer treatment. It can also be fatal

Nearly 70 years after the invention of chemotherapy, new treatments still come with dangerous risks

Kevin Pels

Chemical Biology

The Scripps Research Institute

How I realized that LGBT+ scientists like me can inspire others in their field

Far too many LGBT+ scientists still report fear in their workplaces, but I have hope for change

Andrew Scarpelli

Molecular Biology

National Louis University

10/18/17

Seeking: scientists who want to write impactful climate stories

Apply for free training in science storytelling, two published articles, and a place in our vibrant community of peers

How machine learning is helping neuroscientists understand the brain

An expert argues that neuroscience is using the wrong metaphors

Daniel Bear

Neuroscience

Stanford University

10/17/17

Can we reverse the effects of drugs on developing brains?

These researchers are trying to find out

Lauren Mackenzie Reynolds

Neuroscience

McGill University

10/16/17

How theater, startup culture, and business history helped us become better neuroscientists

The sciences would benefit enormously from applying lessons from art and business

Gonรงalo Lopes

Neuroscience

Sainsbury Wellcome Centre

Danbee Kim

Comparative Neuroscience

Champalimaud Foundation

10/13/17

5 facts about Rosalind Franklin, DNA pioneer

She helped discover DNA, got snubbed by her contemporaries, and kept right on going

Alireza Edraki

Evolutionary Biology

University of Massachusetts Medical School

10/12/17

Biodiversity doesn't just arise out of healthy ecosystems. It helps create them

Why researchers are starting to think differently about biodiversity

Cassie Freund

Ecology

Wake Forest University

10/11/17

My 'basic' fruit fly research could help save lives

Politicians like Sarah Palin love to mock it, but here's why we should all support 'basic' research

Gregory Logan-Graf

Cell Biology

Carnegie Mellon University

10/10/17

International collaboration is the best way to understand the complexities of the brain

Why neuroscientists are creating their own CERN to understand the mind together

Maya Emmons-Bell

Developmental Biology

UC Berkeley

We know how to fight wildfires effectively. Why don't we do it?

Prescribed burns lessen the damage, but the risk repels lawmakers

Michael Graw

Microbial Ecology

Oregon State University

10/09/17

The psychedelic renaissance is here. Will it last this time?

To avoid the mistakes of the past, scientists and society need to open their minds

Benjamin Bell

Neuroscience

Johns Hopkins University

10/06/17

Ashley Juavinett

Neuroscience

Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

10/05/17

How this beautiful, invasive jellyfish adapts to dominate foreign ecosystems

My team combined work in the field and the lab to understanding how comb jellies work

Kelsey Lucas

Physiology, Marine Biology, and Ecology

Harvard University

10/04/17

We know terrifyingly little about how our bodies respond to pollutants, but that's changing

Fish DNA can change in response to pollution. What about the rest of us?

Anna Robuck

Marine Science

University of Rhode Island

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