Understanding the mechanisms that underlie aging remains a bedeviling problem, but not because of a lack of answers.
A meeting this past May ushered in the birth, or perhaps rebirth, of a field of study in which the controversy starts at the very name.
has guided cancer research for decades.
About a month before a New York Academy of Sciences (NYAS) meeting last February, six of the scheduled speakers received an unusual homework assignment.
chemicals synthesized for use as industrial flame retardants and regarded as persistent environmental pollutants.
Photo: Nils Kroger, Regensburg UniversityLast summer's publication of the first diatom genome provided insight into the workings of a tiny organism with huge potential for environmental, industrial, and research applications.1 A growing appreciation of the sequence, however, has begun to divulge one of nature's wilder and most productive experiments.Diatoms, a diverse division of one-celled ocean algae with gemlike silica casings, are thought to collectively absorb as much carbon dioxide through
An ancient scourge, tuberculosis has made a comeback in recent years.
During autophagy-literally "self-eating"-cells deliver cytoplasmic constituents, including whole organelles, to the lysosome for degradation.
a last resting place for worn-out, misfolded, or otherwise unwanted proteins.
As the gateway to the nucleus, the nuclear pore complex manages hundreds of intricate cargo-handling operations every second.