Scientists are mapping the genetic tool fancied a 'fountain of youth'

Telomerase protects our genetic information as cells copy DNA. It's stymied scientists for decades

Brianna Bibel


Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory


'Orphan drugs' are ascendant. What will that mean for people with rare diseases?

Niche drugs may be good for companies, but that doesn't mean they'll reach sufferers

Tara Fernandez

Cell Biology

The slap-dash nature of evolution makes entertaining reading

Nathan Lents' new book details the accidental, incidental nature of human quirks

Darcy Shapiro

Evolutionary Anthropology

Rutgers University

Christa Trexler


UC San Diego


Jerald Pinson


University of Florida


How I used my research skills to help diagnose myself

It's hard to leave the science at the lab bench

Ashley Best

Microbiology and Immunology

University of Louisville


'Visualizing Disease' is an illuminating history of how we started to see medicine

Though beautifully printed, the book will most appeal to modern practitioners

Elle O'Brien

Computational Neuroscience

Exploring how brains grow could help explain autism

In new research, autistic children had larger-than-average amygdalae โ€“ and adults had smaller ones

Saikata Sengupta

Neuroscience and Artificial Intelligence

Jena University Hospital


A neuroscientist reviews Michael Pollan's 'How to Change Your Mind'

The book shines new light on the revitalized field of psychedelic medicine

Benjamin Bell


Johns Hopkins University

Could a virus with a sweet tooth become a weapon against cancer?

Researchers harnessed a virus' natural behavior to attack tumors

Kevin Pels

Chemical Biology

The Scripps Research Institute

Comment 1 peer comment


Meet Mary Golda Ross, one of the first Native Americans in engineering

Much of her Cold War work on missiles is still classified today

Jenny Howard


Wake Forest University


Coal ash contains lead, arsenic, and mercury โ€“ย and it's mostly unregulated

Can science find solutions where policy lags before the damage deepens?

Laura Mast

Environmental Engineering

Georgia Institute of Technology

Comment 1 peer comment


Billionaires are rushing into biotech. Inequality is following them into science

'Free-market philanthropy' raises yet more questions about the future of American public research

Josh Peters

Biological Engineering

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Comment 2 peer comments


Tracking the history โ€“ and future โ€“ of the world's largest penguin breeding colony

Climate change is upending migration patterns that predate Cleopatra

Brittney Borowiec

Environmental Physiology

McMaster University

Comment 1 peer comment

How to peacefully coexist with potentially dangerous species

Biodiversity keeps rabid vampire bats feeding on their natural prey โ€“ not on us

Hannah Thomasy


University of Washington