Molecular biology writer Tina Hesman Saey is a geneticist-turned-science writer who covers all things microscopic and a few too big to be viewed under a microscope. She is an honors graduate of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln where she did research on tobacco plants and ethanol-producing bacteria. She spent a year as a Fulbright scholar at the Georg-August University in Göttingen, Germany, studying microbiology and traveling. Her work on how yeast turn on and off one gene earned her a Ph.D. in molecular genetics at Washington University in St. Louis. Tina then rounded out her degree collection with a master’s in science journalism from Boston University. She interned at the Dallas Morning News and Science News before returning to St. Louis to cover biotechnology, genetics and medical science for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. After a seven year stint as a newspaper reporter, she returned to Science News. Her work has been honored by the Endocrine Society and the Genetics Society of America.
Tina Hesman Saey's Articles
- NewsDetailed genetic analysis of the H1N1 swine flu virus indicates that its components have been present for years. The virus is still susceptible to drugs and vaccine development.
- NewsElectrical markers associated with stage 2 sleep indicate downtime for neurons.
- NewsScientists study effects of a month-long fast food binge, finding that weight gain and insulin resistance may be related.
- NewsBlood flow boosts production of blood stem cells, two new studies show.
- NewsA genetic mistake causes misinterpretation of epigenetic marks, leading to cancer.
- NewsGenome association study finds a second connection between the sleep disorder and the body's disease-fighting apparatus
- NewsThe brain reads words as whole units and processes the information quickly, two studies suggest.
- NewsLarge studies of autism suggest connections between neurons are the culprit.
- NewsSleep pressure helps set the circadian clocks of early birds and night owls.
- NewsNew neurons produced in the brain after a stroke don’t grow into all the cell types needed to heal the wound.