biochemistry

HOTY2017

This Neuroscientist Brings ‘Research to the Runway’ With STEM-Inspired Fashion

Yuly Fuentes-Medel hopes to communicate the value of science across disciplines, cultures, and peoples.
Becky Ferreira
1.18.18
humans of the year

Anicca Harriot Is Dabbing Her Way to the Stars

The 20-year-old biophysical sciences student went viral after posting a tweet calculating the angle of her dab, but that’s just one of many sci-tech accomplishments so far—and yet to come.
Carl Franzen
2.9.17
studies

Crops that Can Grow in the Dark? Not Yet, But It’s a Step

It's not exactly plants that grow in the dark, but new research points that way to more sunlight-efficient crops.
Michael Byrne
7.7.16
Science

This Minecraft World Teaches Kids the Basics of Biochemistry

Enter the crazy block world where some architecture is actually made of protein blocks.
Emiko Jozuka
11.1.15
Life

A Far Out Theory Asks If Underground Life Could Live Off Cosmic Rays

And we might be able to find such life right here on Earth—hypothetically, of course.
Graham Templeton
6.18.15
Health

Biochemists Create a Programmable Cell Membrane

A new synthetic approach to modeling cell signalling offers hope for a huge range of so-far incurable diseases.
Michael Byrne
5.9.15
Health

Researchers ‘Hack’ the Broken Cellular Signals Behind Cancer

Resetting the body's cancer trigger.
Michael Byrne
5.2.15
Google

Google Is on the Hunt for Synthetic Chemists

Help make the search giant’s nanomedicine dreams come true.
Michael Byrne
4.29.15
HIV

Bacteria Are Already Making the Best HIV Treatment in Nature

With help from bacteria-supplied “cellular scissors,” HIV can be edited out of the human genome.
Michael Byrne
3.11.15