autophagy
Waste-Management Consultant
Waste-Management Consultant
Megan Scudellari | Nov 1, 2013
By audaciously pursuing an abandoned area of research, Ana María Cuervo discovered how cells selectively break down their waste, and revealed the health consequences when that process malfunctions.
Autophagy’s Role in Alzheimer’s
Autophagy’s Role in Alzheimer’s
Abby Olena | Oct 3, 2013
Researchers show that amyloid beta is secreted from neurons in an autophagy-dependent manner.
Citations Predict Nobel Winners?
Citations Predict Nobel Winners?
Bob Grant | Sep 25, 2013
Thomson Reuters makes its annual data-based picks for which scientists could collect medals in Stockholm later this year.
Fixing Fly Forgetfulness
Fixing Fly Forgetfulness
Kate Yandell | Sep 3, 2013
Polyamines help fruit flies retain memories as they age.
Munching Macrophages
Sabrina Richards | Jul 1, 2012
Making macrophages in atherosclerotic plaques digest spent organelles instead of dying may help keep plaques stable.
News from AAAS
Jef Akst | Feb 20, 2012
A roundup of recent research announced last weekend at the annual conference of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
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. 
On the Menu
Mary Beth Aberlin | Feb 1, 2012
Digestion on the cellular level: two mysteries examined
The Enigmatic Membrane
Muriel Mari, Sharon A. Tooze, and Fulvio Reggiori | Feb 1, 2012
Despite years of research, the longstanding mystery of where the autophagosome gets its double lipid bilayers is not much clearer.
Cellular Workout
Megan Scudellari | Jan 18, 2012
Autophagy, the cell’s recycling system, may be responsible for the health benefits of exercise.