biosafety lab, cell & molecular biology
Bigger spores = badder infection
Jef Akst | Jun 17, 2011
Larger spores of a deadly fungal pathogen cause more virulent infections in mice.
Plant scientists, innovators
Jef Akst | Jun 16, 2011
Fifteen plant biologists are selected to take part in a new initiative in fundamental plant science research.
Regulating nanotechnology
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 15, 2011
The FDA proposes the first set of regulations for nanotechnology and asks for feedback from the scientific community.
Stress births neural stem cells
Jessica P. Johnson | Jun 15, 2011
When mice are held in isolation, stem cells in the hippocampus make more of themselves and wait for better times.
Our own 60 mutations
Jef Akst | Jun 15, 2011
New estimates of human mutation suggest that each of us harbor approximately 60 novel genetic mutations.
Ovarian cancer forces into new tissues
Jessica P. Johnson | Jun 14, 2011
Ovarian tumor cells use cellular movement proteins to penetrate protective cell layers surrounding new target tissues during metastasis.
First biological laser
Tia Ghose | Jun 14, 2011
Cells that produce laser light may one day zap cancer cells.
Top 7 in molecular biology
Megan Scudellari | Jun 14, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in molecular biology, from Faculty of 1000.
Lobster-Pot Science
Richard P. Grant | Jun 13, 2011
Microbiologist Marvin Whiteley chats about teaming up with chemist and bioengineer Jason Shear in order to build tiny houses for bacteria.
Repairing hearts
Megan Scudellari (Video by Richard P. Grant) | Jun 9, 2011
Paul Riley of University College London discusses his new research, published June 8th in Nature.