The Scientist
yesterday at 21:27. Facebook
In case you missed it: Episode 2 of the TS Podcast, #Consilience, is now live.

Consilience, Episode 2: In Tune
The Scientist
yesterday at 20:54. Facebook
"The world of scientific publishing is definitely more complex than can be expressed with a two-digit number. In the end, we still need to read, discuss, and try to understand papers before judging them." —Frieder Michel Paulus, Nicole Cruz, and Sören Krach

Opinion: On “The Impact Factor Fallacy”
The Scientist
yesterday at 20:10. Facebook
Immune checkpoints are critical to immunological homeostasis. Find out more about the mechanism of eight of these checkpoints along with their role in cancer immunotherapy, and discover the markers and antibodies available to detect them.
The Scientist
yesterday at 19:29. Facebook
“We are not necessarily worried about turnout; we are more interested in outreach. We are trying to make sure that people—who are not scientists, who are not activists—know about the march.” —Sydney Bryant

March for Science: Memphis
The Scientist
yesterday at 18:35. Facebook
Contrary to the din of some warm summer nights, with choruses of grasshoppers, katydids, crickets, or cicadas chirping away, relatively few insects use acoustic information to communicate with their peers. In fact, outside of these familiar groups, only a very few moth, butterfly, and fly species produce calls.

From Cricket Choruses to Drosophila Calls
The Scientist
yesterday at 17:30. Facebook
Given advances in synthetic biology, researchers can now use stem cells to create human tissues, organs, and other approximations of early developmental structures. These recent innovations also raise ethical questions that may not be adequately answered by the self-imposed 14-day rule that has governed research on embryos for decades. That rule prohibits experiments using embryos older than...
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Researchers Argue for “Embryoid” Ethics Revamp
The Scientist
yesterday at 16:12. Facebook
"In these times of change, the morale just plummets and we lose a lot of people. I think even if the cuts don’t go into effect, this kind of uncertainty is just the sort of thing that [makes people think] ‘Do I really want to do this for the rest of my life?’” —Robert Cook-Deegan, Arizona State University

What Budget Cuts Might Mean for US Science
The Scientist
yesterday at 15:57. Facebook
This webinar highlighting single-cell analysis is happening next Wednesday at 2:30 PM Eastern Time!

Topics to be covered include:
• Quantitative analysis of cell phenotype at the single-cell level
• Interpreting phenotypic data for optimal value

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The Scientist
yesterday at 14:46. Facebook
The Hawaiian bobtail squid (Euprymna scolopes) is a nocturnal predator with a light organ full of bioluminescent bacteria attached to an ink sac, which the animal uses to control the amount of light it releases.

Image of the Day: Lighting Up the Sea
The Scientist
03/21/2017 at 21:37. Facebook
Despite the alarm surrounding the news of proposed science funding cuts, experts stressed that the budget request is unlikely to pass as is. “This is the president’s proposal . . . this is a statement from the White House about what they would like to see,” Rush Holt, CEO of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), told The Scientist. “It’s Congress that makes the...
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What Budget Cuts Might Mean for US Science
The Scientist
03/21/2017 at 21:07. Facebook
From the plates that you choose, to minimizing well-to-well cross talk, many things can improve your fluorescent and luminescent assays. Here are some things to consider if you want to get the most out of your plate-based assays. (PDF download) [ Link ]

Get the Most from Your Plate-Based Assays
The Scientist
03/21/2017 at 19:57. Facebook
The new technology could enable researchers to find small cancer deposits that might be missed by other imaging techniques, to examine the pathways of drugs and environmental toxins throughout the body, and to simultaneously study multiple organs for multisystem diseases such as brain-gut conditions and metabolic syndrome.

Scientists Are Building the First Full-Body PET Scanner
The Scientist
03/21/2017 at 18:29. Facebook
Researchers report the genomes of quinoa, malaria parasites, beavers, and more.

Genome Digest
The Scientist
03/21/2017 at 18:02. Facebook
We know that you need high-quality primary antibodies to produce reliable and reproducible data. To be of “high quality” antibodies should be validated by methods that demonstrate sensitivity, specificity and reproducibility. Several journals are publishing new guidelines for antibody validation that can be applied globally. We propose some basic guidelines for how researchers use antibodies....
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The Importance of Antibody Validation
The Scientist
03/21/2017 at 17:38. Facebook
The indigenous San people of southern Africa are commonly studied—scientists are interested in their hunter-gatherer lifestyles, click languages, ancient rock art, and more. Now, traditional leaders of three San groups, representing around 8,000 people, have issued an ethical code of conduct for researchers hoping to continue investigating the groups’ culture and biology.

San People Write Ethical Code for Research
The Scientist
03/21/2017 at 16:33. Facebook
Among more than 3,000 meta-analyses, a Stanford University-based research team found that small studies that were highly cited were more likely to contain bias, as were studies authored by scientists with a history of misconduct or by small but global research teams.

Qualities Tied to Potential Scientific Bias
The Scientist
03/21/2017 at 15:34. Facebook
Listen to “In Tune,” the second episode of The Scientist's podcast, #Consilience

Consilience, Episode 2: In Tune
The Scientist
03/21/2017 at 14:51. Facebook
Stripping away everything except the cell walls from certain plants, scientists can create scaffolds for human cell cultures.

Image of the Day: Plant Platforms
The Scientist
03/20/2017 at 21:33. Facebook
Author Tim Falconer didn't take his congential amusia lying down. With the help of neuroscientists and vocal coaches, he tried to teach himself to sing against all odds.

Video: Singing Through Tone Deafness
The Scientist
03/20/2017 at 21:00. Facebook
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