bioluminescence, cell & molecular biology, evolution
Intracellular Spirals
Intracellular Spirals
Kate Yandell | Dec 1, 2013
Membrane twists connect stacked endoplasmic reticulum sheets.
Proto-Organelles for Synthetic Cells
Proto-Organelles for Synthetic Cells
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2013
Researchers construct lipid-encapsulated compartments within synthetic cells.
Book Excerpt from <em>The Accidental Species</em>
Book Excerpt from The Accidental Species
Henry Gee | Dec 1, 2013
In Chapter 7, “The Way We Walk,” author Henry Gee describes the first steps taken by the ancestors of Homo sapiens.
Top 10 Innovations 2013
Top 10 Innovations 2013
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2013
The Scientist’s annual competition uncovered a bonanza of interesting technologies that made their way onto the market and into labs this year.
One Man's Trash...
One Man's Trash...
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2013
Scientists who dared to waste their time looking at the midbody, a remnant of cell division, have catapulted the organelle to new prominence.
Taking Shape
Taking Shape
Wallace F. Marshall | Dec 1, 2013
The causes of a cell’s three-dimensional structure remain a fundamental mystery of cell biology.
Review: <em>The Origin of Species</em>
Review: The Origin of Species
Jef Akst | Nov 22, 2013
The Howard Hughes Medical Institute this week released three short films to teach students about evolution and speciation.
Week in Review: November 18–22
Week in Review: November 18–22
Tracy Vence | Nov 22, 2013
Chilly mice develop more tumors; gut bacteria aid cancer treatment; two Y chromosome genes sufficient for assisted reproduction; HIV’s “invisibility cloak”
It Takes Two
It Takes Two
Jef Akst | Nov 21, 2013
Two genes from the Y chromosome are sufficient to generate male mice capable of fathering healthy offspring via an assisted reproductive technique.
Trouble for Darwin’s Frogs
Trouble for Darwin’s Frogs
Abby Olena | Nov 21, 2013
Chytrid fungus has likely driven the decline of two South American frog species named for Charles Darwin.