cell biology
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.
Nuclear Pores Come into Sharper Focus
Nuclear Pores Come into Sharper Focus
André Hoelz, Daniel H. Lin | Dec 1, 2016
Solving a long-standing structural puzzle will open the door to understanding one of the cell’s most enigmatic machines.
Embryo Watch
Embryo Watch
Jef Akst | May 5, 2016
A new culture system allows researchers to track the development of human embryos in vitro for nearly two weeks.
Putting the Pee in Pluripotency
Putting the Pee in Pluripotency
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2016
One man’s waste is another man’s treasure trove of stem cells.
“Celldance” Selections
“Celldance” Selections
The Scientist Staff | Dec 14, 2015
Highlights from the American Society for Cell Biology’s 2015 video grant competition
Neurogenesis in the Mammalian Brain
Neurogenesis in the Mammalian Brain
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2015
Neuron nurseries in the adult brains of rodents and humans appear to influence cognitive function.
Targeted ER Breakdown
Targeted ER Breakdown
Ashley P. Taylor | Jun 17, 2015
Researchers identify receptors that target the endoplasmic reticulum for degradation by autophagy in yeast and mice. 
Of Cells and Limits
Of Cells and Limits
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2015
Leonard Hayflick has been unafraid to speak his mind, whether it is to upend a well-entrenched dogma or to challenge the federal government. At 86, he’s nowhere near retirement.
2014’s Most “Liked” Images of the Day
2014’s Most “Liked” Images of the Day
Bob Grant | Dec 24, 2014
The best of The Scientist’s popular daily image posts