How One Neuron Regulates Two Separate Behaviors
How One Neuron Regulates Two Separate Behaviors
A major sensory neuron in roundworms distinguishes proprioception from harmful touch by sending out local or whole-cell signals, respectively.
How One Neuron Regulates Two Separate Behaviors
How One Neuron Regulates Two Separate Behaviors

A major sensory neuron in roundworms distinguishes proprioception from harmful touch by sending out local or whole-cell signals, respectively.

A major sensory neuron in roundworms distinguishes proprioception from harmful touch by sending out local or whole-cell signals, respectively.

biophysics
Weak Magnetic Fields Manipulate Regeneration in Worms
Weak Magnetic Fields Manipulate Regeneration in Worms
Ruth Williams | Jan 30, 2019
At magnetic field intensities somewhat above that of Earth, stem cell proliferation shifts gears.
Opinion: Stop Ignoring This Filament Crucial to Muscle Function
Opinion: Stop Ignoring This Filament Crucial to Muscle Function
Julio M. Fernández | Sep 1, 2018
Titin was discovered four decades ago, but some physiology textbooks fail to recognize the important role it plays in muscle contraction.
Jens Christian Skou, Discoverer of the Sodium-Potassium Pump, Dies
Jens Christian Skou, Discoverer of the Sodium-Potassium Pump, Dies
Kerry Grens | May 29, 2018
The Nobel laureate was the first to identify an enzyme moving material across the cell membrane.
Tiny Shrimp Mix Up the Ocean
Tiny Shrimp Mix Up the Ocean
Catherine Offord | Apr 18, 2018
Crowds of zooplankton swimming upward generate large downward jets of water, a study finds.
Image of the Day: Cell Droplets
Image of the Day: Cell Droplets
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Apr 4, 2018
Proteins and RNA aggregate into “membraneless organelles” due to liquid-liquid phase separation.
Collapsing Bubbles May Make Knuckle Cracks Noisy
Collapsing Bubbles May Make Knuckle Cracks Noisy
Ashley Yeager | Mar 29, 2018
A new mathematical model suggests the “popping” sound comes from partial bursts of gas sacs in joint fluid.
Image of the Day: DNA Knitter
Image of the Day: DNA Knitter
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 27, 2018
Researchers show how condensin complexes organize DNA in real time.
Harald Janovjak Bends Cells and Receptors to His Will
Harald Janovjak Bends Cells and Receptors to His Will
Aggie Mika | Oct 1, 2017
The 38-year-old synthetic biologist comes from a long line of tinkerers and engineers.
Stem Cells Seek Out Tumors Based on Stiffness
Stem Cells Seek Out Tumors Based on Stiffness
Shawna Williams | Jul 26, 2017
The technique, demonstrated in mice using engineered mesenchymal stem cells, has potential for both diagnosis and treatment.