Infographics
How Autophagy Works
How Autophagy Works
Muriel Mari, Sharon A. Tooze, and Fulvio Reggiori | Feb 1, 2012
There are five steps of autophagosome biogenesis: induction, expansion, vesicle completion, fusion, and cargo degradation. 
Inflammation, Pain, and Resolvins
Inflammation, Pain, and Resolvins
Claudia Sommer and Frank Birklein | Jan 1, 2012
Not all inflammation leads to pain. Despite widespread infection followed by fever, colds rarely cause pain. But when some cytokines and certain immune cells are active near pain-sensing nerves, they trigger receptors that convey pain sensations to the brain.
Supertaster Anatomy
Supertaster Anatomy
Beverly J. Tepper and Kathleen L. Keller | Dec 1, 2011
The unique taste bud patterning in people who have super-charged senses of taste
Taste in the Mouth, Gut, and Airways
Taste in the Mouth, Gut, and Airways
Thomas E. Finger and Sue C. Kinnamon | Dec 1, 2011
The tongue may be the epicenter of taste sensation, but taste receptors are scattered throughout the digestive and respiratory tracts.
Can We Taste Fats?
Can We Taste Fats?
Beverly J. Tepper and Kathleen L. Keller | Dec 1, 2011
Researchers are close to finding a receptor directly triggered by fatty acids.
Designing Genetic Circuits
Designing Genetic Circuits
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2011
Near the turn of the millennium, James Collins and Stanislas Leibler independently undertook rather similar projects: design what would become synthetic biology’s seminal genetic circuits. And they came up with strikingly similar action plans.
Swallowing the Surgeon
Swallowing the Surgeon
Erica Westly | Oct 1, 2011
In fewer than 15 years, nanomedicine has gone from fantasy to reality.
Research and Development Funding, By the Numbers
Research and Development Funding, By the Numbers
Bob Grant | Oct 1, 2011
Government and industry are the biggest funders of research, basic and otherwise. Here is how science funding in the US and European Union has shaped up in the past two and a half decades. 
Molecular Learning
Molecular Learning
Carol Barnes | Sep 1, 2011
Long-term potentiation (LTP), discovered in the 1970s, was later shown to be the molecular basis of memory. 
Lost in Space
Lost in Space
Carol Barnes | Sep 1, 2011
Looking for a more realistic way to study memory, we turned to place cells­­—­a network of cells that record a rat’s memory of an environment.