Neurobiologist Dave Schubert Dies
Neurobiologist Dave Schubert Dies
The Salk professor developed the institute’s first neurobiology lab and used it to develop cell lines, describe amyloid β toxicity, and screen for compounds that protect against neurodegeneration.
Neurobiologist Dave Schubert Dies
Neurobiologist Dave Schubert Dies

The Salk professor developed the institute’s first neurobiology lab and used it to develop cell lines, describe amyloid β toxicity, and screen for compounds that protect against neurodegeneration.

The Salk professor developed the institute’s first neurobiology lab and used it to develop cell lines, describe amyloid β toxicity, and screen for compounds that protect against neurodegeneration.

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Could Curbing Runaway Immune Responses Treat COVID-19?
Could Curbing Runaway Immune Responses Treat COVID-19?
Shawna Williams | Apr 21, 2020
Drugs targeting patients’ immune systems, rather than the virus itself, could be key to recovery from severe cases of the disease, some researchers suggest.
Dying Cells Push the Mouse Immune System into Killing Tumors
Dying Cells Push the Mouse Immune System into Killing Tumors
Katarina Zimmer | Jun 21, 2019
Introducing either necroptotic cells or an enzyme that triggers necroptosis can wipe out cancer.
Image of the Day: Sticky Telomeres
Image of the Day: Sticky Telomeres
Chia-Yi Hou | May 16, 2019
Telomeres in cancer cells exposed to oxidative stress got shorter and stickier.
The World Within
The World Within
Bob Grant | Feb 1, 2019
Internalizing the environment might be the next step in humans’ relationship with our planet.
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.
Image of the Day: Pseudomonas Autophagy
Image of the Day: Pseudomonas Autophagy
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 30, 2018
Researchers identify antibacterial functions of cell death in Arabidopsis when the plant is infected with Pseudomonas.  
John Sulston, Human Genome Project Leader, Dies
John Sulston, Human Genome Project Leader, Dies
Kerry Grens | Mar 11, 2018
The biologist earned a Nobel Prize in 2002 for his work on C. elegans.
Image of the Day: Dial M for Murder
Image of the Day: Dial M for Murder
The Scientist Staff | Aug 16, 2017
M proteins from Streptococcus bacteria selectively kill mouse macrophages and human macrophage-like cells by prompting cell death.
Dying Light Marks the Spot
Dying Light Marks the Spot
Catherine Offord | Mar 28, 2016
Drug-delivering nanoparticles designed to glow when their target cells die can report on the effectiveness of cancer therapies within just a few hours of treatment, a mouse study shows.
Immune Cells Can Deliver Deadly Packages
Immune Cells Can Deliver Deadly Packages
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 8, 2015
Much of the CD4+ T-cell death that occurs during HIV infection may be caused by direct delivery of the virus from neighboring cells, a study shows.
Inner Ear Undertakers
Inner Ear Undertakers
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2015
Support cells in the inner ear respond differently to two drugs that kill hair cells.
Autophagy Revives Dying Cancer Cells
Autophagy Revives Dying Cancer Cells
Kerry Grens | Apr 7, 2014
Self digestion thwarts self destruction.  
New Approach to Killing Cancer
New Approach to Killing Cancer
Kerry Grens | Mar 22, 2014
A drug tested in mice causes tumor cells to explode.  
Dying Worms Emit Ethereal Glow
Dying Worms Emit Ethereal Glow
Ruth Williams | Jul 23, 2013
A head-to-tail wave of blue fluorescence signals the death of a nematode worm.
Science on Celluloid
Science on Celluloid
Andrew P. Han | Feb 28, 2013
Scientist? Filmmaker? Alexis Gambis welcomes both labels.
Bacterial Sacrifice
Bacterial Sacrifice
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2013
Patterns of cell death aid in the formation of beneficial wrinkles during the development of bacterial biofilms.
New Kind of Cellular Suicide
Jef Akst | Feb 23, 2012
Researchers identify a gene that drives a type of cellular suicide that differs from the more commonly observed apoptosis phenomenon.