adeno-associated virus, developmental biology, cell & molecular biology
Bacteria Clean Up
Jef Akst | Sep 7, 2011
Hair-like extensions on microbes that remove uranium and other metals from contaminated groundwater could one day help clean up after radiation spills.
Next Generation: Cellular Nanothermometer
Kerry Grens | Sep 2, 2011
Quantum dots, typically used in imaging, also relay temperature changes within a cell.
Vive la Différence
H. Steven Wiley | Sep 1, 2011
Measuring how individual cells differ from each other will enhance the predictive power of biology.
Amoebae Get Organized
Richard P. Grant | Sep 1, 2011
Editor’s Choice in Developmental Biology
Ribosomes in Control
Jessica P. Johnson | Sep 1, 2011
Editor’s Choice in Cell Biology
Deep Tissue Treatment
Tia Ghose | Sep 1, 2011
A new, genetically encoded tag for electron microscopy may revolutionize studies of specific proteins in cells and tissues.
Velcro Helps Muscles Grow
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 31, 2011
Stretching muscle cells as they grow helps promote the expression of growth factors.
Hiding Under a Cap
Richard P. Grant | Aug 30, 2011
Editor's Choice in Immunology
Bacteria Kamikazes
Bacteria Kamikazes
Kelly Rae Chi | Aug 16, 2011
Researchers design a synthetic bacterium that kills the infectious microbe Pseudomonas aeruginosa, sacrificing itself in the process.
How Caffeine Fights Cancer
Jef Akst | Aug 15, 2011
Caffeinated drinks may help prevent skin cancer by inhibiting a DNA repair pathway, thus killing potentially precancerous cells.