adeno-associated virus, culture, cell & molecular biology
Cysteine Aids Mice with Huntington’s
Cysteine Aids Mice with Huntington’s
Kerry Grens | Mar 31, 2014
Rodent models of Huntington’s disease show dysfunctional cysteine production, and adding the amino acid to their diets seems to relieve symptoms.  
STAP Confusion Abounds
STAP Confusion Abounds
Jef Akst | Mar 31, 2014
Stem cells supposedly derived by the new method of stimulus-induced acquisition of pluripotency may have come from mouse strains other than those claimed.
Ballroom Brainwaves
Ballroom Brainwaves
Eli Chen | Mar 28, 2014
A neuroscientist studies the brains of tango dancers in an attempt to understand interpersonal connectedness.
Goat Pheromone Double Whammy
Goat Pheromone Double Whammy
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Mar 3, 2014
A single molecule emitted by male goats may influence female goat physiology and behavior.
Speaking of Science
Speaking of Science
The Scientist Staff | Mar 1, 2014
March 2014's selection of notable quotes
Is Earth Special?
Is Earth Special?
David Waltham | Mar 1, 2014
Reconsidering the uniqueness of life on our planet
Exosome Tentacles
Exosome Tentacles
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2014
Unlike the usual smooth, spherical shape of exosomes, glioblastoma-derived exosomes appear to have long nanofilaments protruding from their surfaces.
Tension Tracker
Tension Tracker
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2014
For the first time, researchers quantify the mechanical forces cells exert on one another.
A Twist of Fate
A Twist of Fate
Jonathan Slack | Mar 1, 2014
Once believed to be irrevocably differentiated, mature cells are now proving to be flexible, able to switch identities with relatively simple manipulation.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2014
The Sixth Extinction, Joy, Guilt, Anger, Love, Ha! The Science of When we Laugh and Why, and Ten Thousand Birds