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Infographic: Dual-Purpose Photoreceptor

By Ben Andrew Henry | February 1, 2017

See how different environmental conditions affect the activity of a molecule sensitive to both light and temperature.


image: Infographic: Following the Force

Infographic: Following the Force

By Ning Wang | February 1, 2017

Physical forces propagate from the outside of cells inward and vice versa.


image: Infographic: How to Build a Synthetic Sensor

Infographic: How to Build a Synthetic Sensor

By Ruth Williams | December 1, 2016

Scientists designed a genetic sensor-and-readout system, based on detecting a transcription factor, that performs a custom cellular activity.


image: Ciliates Are Genetic-Code Deviants

Ciliates Are Genetic-Code Deviants

By Karen Zusi | October 1, 2016

Traditional stop codons have a double meaning in the protozoans' mRNA, sometimes calling for an amino acid during translation.


image: Scientists Catch Translation in the Act

Scientists Catch Translation in the Act

By Ruth Williams | October 1, 2016

Newly developed techniques from four different groups rely on the same basic steps to track translation in live cells.


image: Odor, Taste, and Light Receptors in Unusual Locations

Odor, Taste, and Light Receptors in Unusual Locations

By Sandeep Ravindran | September 1, 2016

From the gut and airways to the blood, muscle, and skin, diverse sensory receptors are doing unconventional things.


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Immune Cells' Roles in Tissue Maintenance and Repair

By Waleed Rahmani, Sarthak Sinha, and Jeff Biernaskie | July 1, 2016

The cells of the mammalian immune system do more than just fight off pathogens; they are also important players in stem cell function and are thus crucial for maintaining homeostasis and recovering from injury.


image: The Fatty Acid–Ketone Switch

The Fatty Acid–Ketone Switch

By Amanda B. Keener | June 1, 2016

In failing hearts, cardiomyocytes change their fuel preference.

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Instant Messaging

By Catherine Offord | May 1, 2016

An alternative route to sparking cell signals involves hook-ups between transmembrane and soluble ligands.


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Immune Influence

By Kate Yandell | April 1, 2016

In recent years, research has demonstrated that microbes living in and on the mammalian body can affect cancer risk, as well as responses to cancer treatment.


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