cell biology
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
Seeing Inside Cells
Seeing Inside Cells
Tracy Vence | Dec 9, 2014
With super-resolution microscopy
Cell Biology Goes Big Science
Cell Biology Goes Big Science
Tracy Vence | Dec 8, 2014
The Allen Institute for Cell Science launches with $100 million in philanthropic funds.
Big Data and the Brain
Big Data and the Brain
Tracy Vence | Dec 8, 2014
Advances in imaging have inundated neuroscientists with massive amounts of information on synaptic connections, among other things. The challenge now is to understand it all.
The Ever-Transcendent Cell
The Ever-Transcendent Cell
John S. Torday | Nov 1, 2014
Deriving physiologic first principles
Cellular Chemotaxis
Cellular Chemotaxis
Tracy Vence | Oct 29, 2014
Two papers detail how a cell’s gradient sensing and cytoskeletal architecture dictate one mode of chemotactic movement.
Inactive Actin
Inactive Actin
Anna Azvolinsky | May 1, 2014
Clathrin-mediated endocytosis shuts down during mitosis in eukaryotic cells because all of the required actin is hoarded by the cytoskeleton.