Loading...

The Scientist

» cell & molecular biology and ecology

Most Recent

image: Mitochondria Munchers

Mitochondria Munchers

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | November 1, 2014

Glial cells consume mitochondria released by neurons in the optic nerve.

1 Comment

image: Tumor Exosomes Make microRNAs

Tumor Exosomes Make microRNAs

By Kerry Grens | October 27, 2014

Cellular blebs shed by tumor cells can process short stretches of RNA that go on to induce tumor formation in neighboring cells.

0 Comments

image: Virus Decimating Spanish Amphibians

Virus Decimating Spanish Amphibians

By Bob Grant | October 20, 2014

Several toad, newt, and salamander populations are being hit hard by an emerging pathogen in a pristine national park in Spain.

0 Comments

image: Lab-Made Insulin-Secreting Cells

Lab-Made Insulin-Secreting Cells

By Bob Grant | October 13, 2014

Researchers craft hormone-producing pancreas cells from human embryonic stem cells, paving the way for a cell therapy to treat diabetes.

0 Comments

image: Mom’s Mitochondria Affect Pup Longevity

Mom’s Mitochondria Affect Pup Longevity

By Ruth Williams | October 9, 2014

Mitochondrial mutations inherited from the mother can shorten a mouse’s lifespan.

1 Comment

image: Cone Cell Correctors

Cone Cell Correctors

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | October 1, 2014

In mice, adult cone cell outer segments and their visual functions deteriorate if two microRNAs are not present.

0 Comments

image: Contributors

Contributors

By Jyoti Madhusoodanan | October 1, 2014

Meet some of the people featured in the October 2014 issue of The Scientist.

1 Comment

image: Nuclear Cartography

Nuclear Cartography

By Jeffrey M. Perkel | October 1, 2014

Techniques for mapping chromosome conformation

0 Comments

image: Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobelists

Thomson Reuters Predicts Nobelists

By Bob Grant | September 25, 2014

Using citation statistics, the firm forecasts which researchers are likely to take home science’s top honors this year.

2 Comments

image: Heritable Histones

Heritable Histones

By Ruth Williams | September 18, 2014

Scientists show how roundworm daughter cells remember the histone modification patterns of their parents.

3 Comments

Popular Now

  1. Estonia Offers Free Genetic Testing to Residents
  2. Human Brain Organoids Thrive in Mouse Brains
  3. RNA Injection Restores Hearing in Guinea Pigs
  4. Jim Bridenstine Confirmed to Lead NASA