StemExpress Announces New Distribution Partnerships & amp;nbsp
To continue meeting the needs of clients around the world, StemExpress announces the expansion of its global distribution network to include the Asia Pacific and Australia, adding to their existing... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 18, 2019 Category: Science Tags: The Scientist The Marketplace Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Sperm Donors
Asexual female nematodes use their male offsprings' sperm to fertilize eggs, but cast away their genes. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 18, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Survey Highlights "Shocking" Gender Bias Among PI Pay in UK
Young science professors, both men and women, say their institutions don't support them with enough mentoring and resources yet ask them to teach sometimes up to 40 hours a week. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 15, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Barbara Low, Trailblazing Woman in X-Ray Crystallography, Dies
The former Columbia University professor's early work helped illuminate the structure of penicillin, allowing chemists to make variants and broaden the scope of antibiotic treatments. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 15, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Rapidly Flashing Lights and Sounds Reduces Alzheimer's in Mice
Exposing mice to an hour of 40-hertz stimuli every day for a week reduced levels of amyloid-beta plaques and tau protein, and improved cognition. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 15, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Opinion: Slow Down, SpaceX
Rockets can transport humankind to Mars, but only the scientific and medical community can ensure our survival. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 15, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Image of the Day: On the Rocks
Otters leave distinct patterns of wear on rocks they use for pounding mussels. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 15, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Gene Variant Linked to Lower Levels of Hormonal Birth Control
Such differences may help explain accidental pregnancies among women on the pill, researchers say. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 14, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

The Lancet Retracts Cardiac Stem Cell Clinical Trial Paper
The publication of the SCIPIO trial is among many by Piero Anversa's lab that Harvard Medical School flagged for fraudulent data. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 14, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Lonza Expands Mycoplasma Detection Portfolio with New Luminometer Designed to Accelerate and Simplify Testing
Lonza has further strengthened its extensive mycoplasma detection portfolio with the addition of the Lucetta™ 2 Luminometer, a single-tube system designed to simplify and accelerate mycoplasma... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 14, 2019 Category: Science Tags: The Scientist The Marketplace Source Type: news

Chemogenetics Method Uses Anti-Smoking Drug to Control Cells
A new set of engineered receptors responds to an FDA-approved drug to provide the most potent chemogenetic toolkit to date. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 14, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Softer Diets Allowed Early Humans to Pronounce "F," "V" Sounds
Drastic dietary changes during the agricultural revolution altered the configuration of the human bite, paving the way for new sounds in spoken language, a new study finds. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 14, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Taken to Heart
By zooming in on a developing mouse heart, scientists are studying whether defects in vasculature contribute to a thin muscle wall. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 14, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Norway Joins List of Countries Canceling Elsevier Contracts
The publisher failed to meet requests for better access to research, a consortium of Norwegian institutions says. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 13, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Scientists Push for a Moratorium on Human Germline Editing
After the reported birth of CRISPRed babies in China, experts want to take time to consider the scientific, social, ethical, and philosophical consequences of editing heritable human DNA. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 13, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific Introduces Low Hydrolysate Medium For Insect Cell Expression Systems
FUJIFILM Irvine Scientific, Inc., a world leader in the optimization and manufacture of cell culture media, today announced the introduction of IS Sf Insect medium. The serum-free, animal... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 13, 2019 Category: Science Tags: The Scientist The Marketplace Source Type: news

Gene-Edited Soybean Oil Makes Restaurant Debut
A Minnesota-based company reports the sale of a soybean oil engineered to have greater stability and no trans-fat. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 13, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Squid Skin
The cephalopods use several strategies to manipulate light and produce their colorful patterns. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 13, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Trump Releases 2020 Budget Proposal
The draft budget includes deep cuts for science funding, hacking more than $5.5 billion from the NIH ’s allotment, but historically Congress has not accepted the White House's proposals. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 12, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Climate Change Impairs Trees' Recovery from Wildfires
Ponderosa pine and Douglas fir are less able to regenerate in the face of climate change, and some areas have already "crossed a critical climate threshold." (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 12, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Opinion: Why Warthogs Are Useful in Figuring Out How Bovine TB Spreads
The information we've gathered showed us that warthogs can be used as disease sentinels, avoiding the need to resort to testing valuable or endangered animals. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 12, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Mass Sacrifice
At an archaeological site in Peru, researchers have found the remains of hundreds of children and llamas sacrificed in the 15th century. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 12, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

FDA Lifts Import Restrictions on Genetically Engineered Salmon
The fast-growing fish can now be raised and sold in the US, although it's likely to be some time before the product hits the market. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 11, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Circulation Research Fires Editor over Homophobic Email
Roberto Bolli was editor of the American Heart Association's journal until last week, after anti-gay comments he sent to the Louisville Ballet became public. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 11, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Labs Pick Up the Pieces After St. Andrews Fire
Since a February blaze displaced 10 research groups, “phenomenally generous” support has emerged from across campus and the world as scientists wait to return to the bench. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 11, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Mind Altering
A study in rats finds that tiny doses of the psychedelic drug DMT may yield positive effects for anxiety and depression, but there could be downsides too. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 11, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Mysterious Killer Whales Observed off Chilean Coast
These Type D killer whales have blunter heads and a different color pattern than other orcas. A new species designation hinges on the results of genetic testing. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 8, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Lab in South African "Township" to Sample TB from Breathed Air
A new facility located in a congested community with high tuberculosis rates brings basic science and cutting edge techniques into the heart of disease circulation. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 8, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Study Finds Gender Imbalances in First-Time NIH Awards
Overall, men received more money on average, but R01s were an exception. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 8, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Double Header
Scientists have manipulated the electrical signals that help guide flatworms in regenerating their body parts to encourage a flatworm to grow two heads. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 8, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Opinion: Ethical Challenges in Using iPS Cells to Treat Paralysis
Uncertainties about the cells' risk profiles and the potential for hyping unproven therapies mean scientists and the media must tread carefully. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 7, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Wolves Could Lose Protected Status in Lower 48 States
The US Department of the Interior determined that the population has rebounded enough to no longer need Endangered Species Act protection; conservation biologists disagree. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 7, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Violence in Congo Threatens Fight Against Ebola
After attacks on two Ebola treatment centers in Democratic Republic of Congo last week, Doctors Without Borders says public health workers are "failing" to control the epidemic. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 7, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Image of the Day: An Infectious Glow
In CRISPRed fruit flies that lack certain antimicrobial peptides, bacterial infections flourish, as revealed by fluorescent markers. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 7, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Sleep Is Critical for the Zebrafish Brain to Repair DNA Damage
Neurons can only efficiently fix genetic injuries when the animals are asleep. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 6, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Esketamine, a Treatment for Depression, Receives FDA Approval
The nasal spray to ease intractable depression appears on the US market after decades without novel antidepressant treatments. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 6, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

CAR T Cells Treat Lupus in Mice
T cells modified to target disease-contributing B cells improved survival in two mouse models of the autoimmune disease. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 6, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Does Prior Dengue Exposure Help or Hurt a Zika Infection?
Animal and cell culture studies show evidence that dengue antibodies can both neutralize and enhance Zika, but human investigations have only found protective effects. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 6, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Improving Preclinical Discovery of CRISPR Engineered Immune Cell Therapies
There is an urgent need to characterize the potency and efficacy of CRISPR-Cas9-modified inducible pluripotent stem cell-derived natural killer cells for preclinical cancer immunotherapy research.... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 6, 2019 Category: Science Tags: The Marketplace Source Type: news

Manual pipetting of 384-well plates made easy!
Once throughput increases and sample volumes decrease, users face a dilemma. The so-called“alternate well pipetting method”, which uses 8- and 12- channel pipettes to fill 384-well... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 6, 2019 Category: Science Tags: The Scientist The Marketplace Source Type: news

Physiological Oxygen and its Importance in Redox Biology
Download this application note from The Baker Company to learn about how oxygen concentrations and reactive oxygen species impact cell metabolism, differences in oxygen levels between experimental... (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 6, 2019 Category: Science Tags: The Marketplace The Scientist Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Making Waves
Slithering snakes mimic waves of light, "diffracting" as they pass by an obstacle. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 6, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb Announces Resignation
Gottlieb will step down after two years at the helm of the US Food and Drug Administration to spend more time with his family. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 5, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Springer Nature Now Shares Select Papers on ResearchGate
A pilot project between the scholarly publisher and the academic networking platform launched last week. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 5, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Long-Term HIV Remission After Medicine Discontinued
The "London patient" may represent the second person cured of the infection by a cell transplant. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 5, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Seven North Atlantic Right Whale Calves Spotted So Far This Year
The number of new babies is up from zero born last year, but scientists say the birth rate is still too low to sustain the population of endangered whales. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 5, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Image of the Day: Under the Microscope
A virtual exhibition of C.R. Percival ’s slides reveals the natural world up close. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 5, 2019 Category: Science Tags: Image of the Day Source Type: news

Brain Surface Area Reveals Overlap in Genes, Intelligence, Evolution
An analysis of the contours of more than 600 kids' brains points to links between cerebral surface area and heritability in regions of the brain important in cognition. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 4, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Trump Threatens to Cut Federal Research Funding Over Free Speech
On Saturday, the US President announced that he would soon issue an executive order denying funds to colleges and universities that fail to protect free speech. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 4, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news

Bill Jenkins, Tuskegee Syphilis Study Whistleblower, Dies
A government scientist, he tried to end the unethical study, was unsuccessful, and then spent his career combatting injustice in healthcare. (Source: The Scientist)
Source: The Scientist - March 4, 2019 Category: Science Tags: News & Opinion Source Type: news