archaeology, cell & molecular biology
Reprogramming Redux
Reprogramming Redux
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 18, 2014
Can mechanical forces alone be manipulated to create stem-like cells?
Honeybee Compound for Hair Loss?
Honeybee Compound for Hair Loss?
Jef Akst | Dec 11, 2014
Propolis, a natural product used by honeybees to repair their hives, stimulates hair growth in shaved mice.
Oldest Abstract Etching Yet Found
Oldest Abstract Etching Yet Found
Kerry Grens | Dec 5, 2014
Archaeologists report that a shell with geometric engravings was carved by a Homo erectus hundreds of thousands of years ago.
Enzyme Design
Enzyme Design
Jef Akst | Dec 3, 2014
Researchers create synthetic enzymes in the lab, encoded by artificial genetic material.
Bespoke Cell Jackets
Bespoke Cell Jackets
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2014
Scientists make hydrogel coats for individual cells that can be tailored to specific research questions.
A Cellar’s Cellular Treasure, 1992
A Cellar’s Cellular Treasure, 1992
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Dec 1, 2014
A spring cleaning led to the rediscovery of Theodor Boveri’s microscope slides, presumed lost during World War II.
New Piece of a Mysterious Channel
New Piece of a Mysterious Channel
Kerry Grens | Nov 25, 2014
Researchers have nailed down yet another component of the mechanotransduction complex responsible for relaying signals from hair cells in the ear.
Barley Key to Mankind’s Alpine Incursion
Barley Key to Mankind’s Alpine Incursion
Bob Grant | Nov 24, 2014
The cold-tolerant cereal crop allowed humans to live and farm higher than ever starting more than 3,000 years ago.
Mapping the Human Proteome
Mapping the Human Proteome
Jef Akst | Nov 10, 2014
A comprehensive map of human proteins throughout the body identifies the testes as home to the most unique blend of gene products.
Mitochondria Munchers
Mitochondria Munchers
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Nov 1, 2014
Glial cells consume mitochondria released by neurons in the optic nerve.