How Worms Avoid Eating Bad Bacteria and Warn Their Offspring Too
How Worms Avoid Eating Bad Bacteria and Warn Their Offspring Too
A small RNA in Pseudomonas triggers an avoidance response in C. elegans that can be passed on to the next generation, according to research presented at this week’s meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology.
How Worms Avoid Eating Bad Bacteria and Warn Their Offspring Too
How Worms Avoid Eating Bad Bacteria and Warn Their Offspring Too

A small RNA in Pseudomonas triggers an avoidance response in C. elegans that can be passed on to the next generation, according to research presented at this week’s meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology.

A small RNA in Pseudomonas triggers an avoidance response in C. elegans that can be passed on to the next generation, according to research presented at this week’s meeting of the American Society for Cell Biology.

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Infographic: Paraspeckle Form and Function
Infographic: Paraspeckle Form and Function
Archa Fox | Dec 1, 2019
What do scientists know about this membraneless nuclear body discovered less than two decades ago?
What Paraspeckles Can Teach Us About Basic Cell Biology
What Paraspeckles Can Teach Us About Basic Cell Biology
Archa Fox | Dec 1, 2019
Discovering a new type of subnuclear body taught me how pursuing the unexpected can lead to new insights—in this case, about long noncoding RNAs and liquid-liquid phase separation in cells.
Scientists Study Vaping’s Harm as Second Death Reported
Scientists Study Vaping’s Harm as Second Death Reported
Nicoletta Lanese | Sep 5, 2019
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.
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.