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Before Your Favorite Teacher Dies

Marty Kaplan | Posted 03.22.2015 | Education
Marty Kaplan

Maybe not everyone had a Mr. Jaeger to open their minds to wonders they never knew existed, and to find gifts in their head, stamina in their gut and hopes in their heart they didn't know they had. But if you were lucky enough to have at least one teacher like that, I hope you were able to tell him or her how grateful you are before it turned out to be too late.

Esquire: Don't Believe Its 'New Way of Killing Cancer'

Paul Raeburn | Posted 02.05.2014 | Media
Paul Raeburn

If you're looking for "a whole new way of killing cancer," don't turn to the journals. You'll find it in Esquire.

Has 'Junk DNA' Mystery Finally Been Solved?

Posted 05.13.2013 | Science

By: Tia Ghose, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 05/12/2013 02:25 PM EDT on LiveScience One person's trash may be another person's treasure, but...

New 'Origami' Technique May Have Broad Applications

Posted 04.29.2013 | Science

By: Tanya Lewis, LiveScience Staff Writer Published: 04/28/2013 01:13 PM EDT on LiveScience There's now a way to make "protein origami" — self-a...

Tiny Gene Device Seen As Big Advance For Biocomputing

| Posted 03.31.2013 | Science

By Robert F. Service For the first time, synthetic biologists have created a genetic device that mimics one of the widgets on which all of modern el...

Math Was Right

Ian Stewart | Posted 05.25.2013 | Science
Ian Stewart

Neither molecular biology nor mathematics alone can explain how developing organisms grow and change. We need both, working together.

Un-Break My Heart: Limited Capacity for Regeneration in the Heart

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 02.06.2013 | Science
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

A paper published in Nature suggests that the endogenous regenerative potential of the adult heart is very limited. The low rate of self-renewal in the adult heart sounds like bad news for researchers who thought that the heart had the ability to heal itself after a heart attack.

The 2012 Pearl Meister Greengard Award: Honoring Joan A. Steitz, PhD, for her Pioneering Work in RNA Biology

Jeanne Garbarino | Posted 01.19.2013 | Science
Jeanne Garbarino

Dr. Steitz will be honored as the 2012 Pearl Meister Greengard Award recipient on the evening of November 29th at The Rockefeller University's iconic Caspary Auditorium.

A Potential Flaw in How the Activity of Genes Is Assessed?

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 12.30.2012 | Science
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

At this month's symposium organized by the International Society for Stem Cell Research, molecular biologist Rick Young presented some very provocative data that is bound to result in controversial discussions about how researchers should assess gene expression.

Scientists Equip DNA With Amazing New Ability

| Posted 07.23.2012 | Science

Engineers have invented a way to store a single rewriteable bit of data within the chromosome of a living cell--a kind of cellular switch that offers ...

Barbara McClintock, Genome Self-Repair and Cell Cognition: A Revolutionary Vision for the Future of Biology

James A. Shapiro | Posted 05.09.2012 | Science
James A. Shapiro

In its early days, molecular biology promised to provide us with an explanation of life in terms of physics and chemistry. However, since the 1960s it has succeeded instead in amazing us with the richness and sophistication of intra- and inter-cellular control and communication networks.

Surprising Solution Offered For Origin-Of-Life Puzzle

Posted 02.21.2012 | Science

By: Clara Moskowitz, LiveScience Senior Writer Published: 02/21/2012 10:12 AM EST on LiveScience VANCOUVER, British Columbia -- Just as species ...

Mystery of Evolution of Many-Celled Life Revealed

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles | Posted 01.19.2012 | Science

What does ordinary yeast have to say about evolution? Quite a lot, if the authors of a new study published in The Proceedings of the National Academy ...

Biologists Manipulate Fruitfly Memories To Better Understand How The Human Brain Learns

The New York Times | Nicholas Wade | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

As part of a project to understand how the brain learns, biologists have written memories into the cells of a fruitfly's brain, making it think it had...