cell biology
Infographic: Caveolae Form and Function
Infographic: Caveolae Form and Function
Ben Nichols | Jun 1, 2018
Researchers interrogate the cavernous structures on the surface of cells to better understand how they affect membrane function.
New Technologies Shed Light on Caveolae
New Technologies Shed Light on Caveolae
Ben Nichols | Jun 1, 2018
The functions of the cellular invaginations identified more than half a century ago are now beginning to be understood in detail.
Image of the Day: Nuclear Pore Complex
Image of the Day: Nuclear Pore Complex
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 20, 2018
The structure has a stress-resilient architecture reminiscent of suspension bridges.
Image of the Day: Hair Follicles
Image of the Day: Hair Follicles
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Feb 2, 2018
Under certain conditions, skin organoids including hair follicles can be generated from mouse pluripotent stem cells, researchers report.
Lasker Awards Go to a Cell Biologist and Cancer Vaccine Pioneers
Lasker Awards Go to a Cell Biologist and Cancer Vaccine Pioneers
Kerry Grens | Sep 6, 2017
Douglas Lowy and John Schiller, whose work led to the HPV vaccine, and Michael Hall, who discovered the TOR pathway, win this year’s prizes.
Organs on Chips
Organs on Chips
Diana Kwon | Aug 28, 2017
Scientists hope that these devices will one day replace animal models of disease and help advance personalized medicine.
Investigation Finds Cell Biologist Guilty of Misconduct
Investigation Finds Cell Biologist Guilty of Misconduct
Aggie Mika | Aug 2, 2017
Yoshinori Watanabe of the University of Tokyo was found to have tampered with images in five prominent publications. 
May the Force Be with You
May the Force Be with You
Ning Wang | Feb 1, 2017
The dissection of how cells sense and propagate physical forces is leading to exciting new tools and discoveries in mechanobiology and mechanomedicine.
Infographic: Following the Force
Infographic: Following the Force
Ning Wang | Jan 31, 2017
Physical forces propagate from the outside of cells inward and vice versa.
Swarm-Stimulating Bacterial Enzyme Drives Choanoflagellate Mating
Swarm-Stimulating Bacterial Enzyme Drives Choanoflagellate Mating
Tracy Vence | Dec 8, 2016
Scientists present evidence of bacteria-driven mating in flagellate eukaryotes at the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting.