bioluminescence, cell & molecular biology, evolution
Early Evidence
Early Evidence
Abby Olena | Mar 1, 2014
Fossilized structures suggest that mat-forming microbes have been around for almost 3.5 billion years.
Exosome Tentacles
Exosome Tentacles
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2014
Unlike the usual smooth, spherical shape of exosomes, glioblastoma-derived exosomes appear to have long nanofilaments protruding from their surfaces.
Tension Tracker
Tension Tracker
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2014
For the first time, researchers quantify the mechanical forces cells exert on one another.
A Twist of Fate
A Twist of Fate
Jonathan Slack | Mar 1, 2014
Once believed to be irrevocably differentiated, mature cells are now proving to be flexible, able to switch identities with relatively simple manipulation.
Making New Spinal Neurons
Making New Spinal Neurons
Ed Yong | Feb 25, 2014
With a single gene, scientists reprogram supporting cells in the spines of living mice into new neurons.
Week in Review: February 10–14
Week in Review: February 10–14
Tracy Vence | Feb 14, 2014
First Ancient North American genome; cannabinoids connect hunger with olfaction and eating; biotechs explore crowdfunding; confronting creationism
Triglyceride Clock
Triglyceride Clock
Abby Olena | Feb 10, 2014
The timing of meals affects the levels of lipids in the livers of mice, according to a study.
More Retractions for Fallen Scientist
More Retractions for Fallen Scientist
Kerry Grens | Feb 7, 2014
Molecular and Cellular Biology pulls five papers from endocrinologist Shigeaki Kato.
Opinion: Confronting Creationism
Opinion: Confronting Creationism
Ann Reid and Glenn Branch | Feb 7, 2014
Five reasons why scientists should stay out of debates over evolution.
An Offensive Playbook
An Offensive Playbook
Mary Beth Aberlin | Feb 1, 2014
Developing nonaddictive drugs to combat pain