bacteria, cell & molecular biology
The Handedness of Cells
The Handedness of Cells
Kerry Grens | Jun 17, 2015
Actin—the bones of the cell—has a preference for swirling into a counterclockwise pattern.
Circadian Clock Transplant
Circadian Clock Transplant
Ruth Williams | Jun 12, 2015
Scientists establish a functional circadian rhythm in bacteria that don’t possess one naturally.
Alternate Pathways Yield New Antibiotics
Alternate Pathways Yield New Antibiotics
Amanda B. Keener | May 29, 2015
Scientists tinker with biosynthetic pathways to make versions of a common antibiotic that stunt drug-resistant bacteria.
Prominent Cell Biologist Dies
Prominent Cell Biologist Dies
Kerry Grens | May 4, 2015
Cytoskeleton specialist Alan Hall was best known for unpacking the roles of Rho GTPases.   
Bacterial Taxis Deliver Proteins
Bacterial Taxis Deliver Proteins
Kerry Grens | Apr 28, 2015
Reengineered protein-shuttling machinery can be used to inject a particular protein into mammalian cells, according to a proof-of-principle study.
How a Popular Probiotic Works
How a Popular Probiotic Works
Kerry Grens | Apr 16, 2015
Eating a type of bacterium encourages the activity of other gut microbes, according to a small study.
Cellular Garbage Disposal Illuminated
Cellular Garbage Disposal Illuminated
Bob Grant | Apr 13, 2015
A Harvard team shows how cells label and recognize proteins for degradation.
2015 Top 10 Innovations: Enter Today!
2015 Top 10 Innovations: Enter Today!
The Scientist | Apr 13, 2015
Submissions are officially open for this year’s Top 10 Innovations contest.
A Benefit of Failed Pregnancy?
A Benefit of Failed Pregnancy?
Ruth Williams | Apr 9, 2015
Scientists find a common genetic variant in mothers that decreases the chance of successful pregnancy.
Book Excerpt from <em>p53</em>
Book Excerpt from p53
Sue Armstrong | Apr 1, 2015
In Chapter 12, "Of Mice and Men," author Sue Armstrong recounts the point at which researchers moved from working with p53 in tissue culture to studying the gene in animal models.