July 17, 2014

6:00 PM | “Gene Drives” and CRISPR Could Revolutionize Ecosystem Management
A note from the authors: With this guest blog post we want to share the key features of an innovative method for the high-precision genome editing of wild populations that has been outlined by our... -- Read more on

July 05, 2014

6:25 PM | The Newest Endangered Species: Physician-Scientists
Can excellent scientists be excellent physicians at the same time? “I would like to ask you about a trip to Thailand.” This is not the kind of question I expected from a patient in my cardiology... -- Read more on
6:49 AM | Aging: Too Much Telomerase Can Be As Bad As Too Little
How do I knock off thirty years from my age? Faust, the protagonist in Johann Wolfgang von Goethe’s famous play, poses this question to Mephistopheles in the chapter Hexenküche (Witches’ kitchen).... -- Read more on
6:31 AM | When Scientists Experiment on Themselves: H. pylori and Ulcers
In the summer of 1984, the Australian scientist Neil Noakes took some bacteria from a petri dish, mixed them with lukewarm beef extract – the normal nutrient solution for bacteria in the lab – and... -- Read more on

July 03, 2014

4:29 PM | Dogs Sniff Out Clues to Cancer
Dogs play a crucial role in human cancer research. More young scientists and physicians should know this, says Floryne O. Buishand, a Young Scientist at the 64th Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting. With... -- Read more on
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