Scientists Study Vaping’s Harm as Second Death Reported
Scientists Study Vaping’s Harm as Second Death Reported
In light of recent reports of electronic-cigarette–related illness and death, UNC Chapel Hill professor Robert Tarran discusses the dangerous effects of e-liquids on the lungs.
Scientists Study Vaping’s Harm as Second Death Reported
Scientists Study Vaping’s Harm as Second Death Reported

In light of recent reports of electronic-cigarette–related illness and death, UNC Chapel Hill professor Robert Tarran discusses the dangerous effects of e-liquids on the lungs.

In light of recent reports of electronic-cigarette–related illness and death, UNC Chapel Hill professor Robert Tarran discusses the dangerous effects of e-liquids on the lungs.

cell biology
Image of the Day: Expressive Hydra
Image of the Day: Expressive Hydra
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 26, 2019
Researchers track which genes are active in the polyp during successive cell states.
Deep Learning Algorithms Identify Structures in Living Cells
Deep Learning Algorithms Identify Structures in Living Cells
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2019
Researchers are using artificial intelligence to pick out the features of brightfield microscopy images.
Why Is Cancer More Common in Men Than in Women?
Why Is Cancer More Common in Men Than in Women?
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2019
The molecular processes that lead males to be more susceptible to the disease are only beginning to come to light.
Image of the Day: Wrench in the Works
Image of the Day: Wrench in the Works
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 26, 2019
In cell division, a protein called spastin appears to help tear down a bridge between daughter cells.
Human Pancreas Cells Can Be Made to Produce Insulin
Human Pancreas Cells Can Be Made to Produce Insulin
Jef Akst | Feb 14, 2019
When implanted into mice, the “pseudo-islets” helped treat the animals’ diabetes symptoms.
Infographic: How Cells Cheat Death
Infographic: How Cells Cheat Death
Charles Q. Choi | Feb 1, 2019
Apoptosis and other types of programmed cell death appear to be reversible.
Cell Death Processes Are Reversible
Cell Death Processes Are Reversible
Charles Q. Choi | Feb 1, 2019
Molecular programs can rescue cells already engaged in the process of apoptosis or other forms of programmed cell death.
Blood Vessels Grown in a Petri Dish Closely Resemble Human Ones
Blood Vessels Grown in a Petri Dish Closely Resemble Human Ones
Catherine Offord | Jan 18, 2019
The lab-made organoids are fully functional, the team reports, and could aid the study of vascular-related diseases such as diabetes.
Bacteria Harbor Geometric “Organelles”
Bacteria Harbor Geometric “Organelles”
Amber Dance | Dec 1, 2018
Microbes, traditionally thought to lack organelles, get a metabolic boost from geometric compartments that act as cauldrons for chemical reactions. Bioengineers are eager to harness the compartments for their own purposes.