bat, cell & molecular biology
Paused RNA Polymerase Quashes New Initiation of Transcription
Paused RNA Polymerase Quashes New Initiation of Transcription
Shawna Williams | Oct 1, 2017
Pauses may help cells fine-tune gene expression.
Live Cell Extractions
Live Cell Extractions
Ruth Williams | Oct 1, 2017
Nanostraws that collect specimens from cells without killing them allow for repeated sampling.
Macrophages Are the Ultimate Multitaskers
Macrophages Are the Ultimate Multitaskers
Claire Asher | Oct 1, 2017
From guiding branching neurons in the developing brain to maintaining a healthy heartbeat, there seems to be no job that the immune cells can’t tackle.
Infographic: Macrophages Around the Body
Infographic: Macrophages Around the Body
Claire Asher | Sep 30, 2017
In addition to circulating in the blood as immune sentinels, macrophages play specialized roles in different organs around the body.
Motor Man
Motor Man
Anna Azvolinsky | Sep 1, 2017
Ron Vale has spent a career studying how molecular motors transport cargo within cells. He’s also developed tools to help scientists communicate their findings.
Researchers Identify Clue to Asymmetric Cell Division
Researchers Identify Clue to Asymmetric Cell Division
Shawna Williams | Sep 1, 2017
Phosphorylation of a surface protein on endosomes is key to the organelles’ uneven distribution in daughter cells.
The Role of DNA Base Modifications
The Role of DNA Base Modifications
Skirmantas Kriaucionis | Sep 1, 2017
Researchers are just beginning to scratch the surface of how several newly recognized epigenetic changes function in the genome.
Infographic: Why Not All Cell Divisions Are Equal
Infographic: Why Not All Cell Divisions Are Equal
Shawna Williams | Aug 31, 2017
Phosphorylation of a protein called Sara found on the surface of endosomes appears to be a key regulator of asymmetric splitting in fruit flies.
The Ever-Expanding T-Cell World: A Primer
The Ever-Expanding T-Cell World: A Primer
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 7, 2017
Researchers continue to identify new T-cell subtypes—and devise ways to use them to fight cancer. The Scientist attempts to catalog them all.
Fascinated by Folding
Fascinated by Folding
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 3, 2017
Lila Gierasch uses biochemical tools to understand how linear chains of amino acids turn into complex three-dimensional structures.