cell division
Researchers Identify Clue to Asymmetric Cell Division
Researchers Identify Clue to Asymmetric Cell Division
Shawna Williams | Sep 1, 2017
Phosphorylation of a surface protein on endosomes is key to the organelles’ uneven distribution in daughter cells.
Infographic: Why Not All Cell Divisions Are Equal
Infographic: Why Not All Cell Divisions Are Equal
Shawna Williams | Aug 31, 2017
Phosphorylation of a protein called Sara found on the surface of endosomes appears to be a key regulator of asymmetric splitting in fruit flies.
Cell Cannibalism as Cancer Defense
Cell Cannibalism as Cancer Defense
Jef Akst | Jul 11, 2017
A new study suggests that the mysterious process by which one cell consumes another may be triggered by cell division, potentially helping to fight tumor growth.
Image of the Day: Faster Than a Speeding Root Tip
Image of the Day: Faster Than a Speeding Root Tip
The Scientist Staff | May 16, 2017
Cells within the growing root tip of an Arabidopsis plant elongate and divide, driving it forward in search of nutrients.
Extra Centrosomes Can Drive Tumor Formation in Mice
Extra Centrosomes Can Drive Tumor Formation in Mice
Diana Kwon | Apr 1, 2017
Mice engineered to overproduce the organelles involved in cell division spontaneously develop malignancies.
Haploid Stem Cells Created
Haploid Stem Cells Created
Catherine Offord | Mar 18, 2016
A method that forces human eggs to divide can produce embryonic stem cells capable of division and differentiation with only one copy of each gene.
How Multicellularity Arose
How Multicellularity Arose
Jef Akst | Jan 11, 2016
Researchers identify a molecule that may have been key to the surprisingly common transition from single-celled ancestors to today’s complex, multicellular organisms. 
Carry-On Luggage
Carry-On Luggage
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2015
Without a vacuole, cell-cycle progression stalls out in yeast cells.
The Regenerators
The Regenerators
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 1, 2015
A molecular signature makes it possible to trace the details of hair cell replacement in the mammalian inner ear.
Influential Cancer Biologist Dies
Influential Cancer Biologist Dies
Kerry Grens | Aug 24, 2015
Chris Marshall, who pieced together a critical signaling pathway involved in cancer, has passed away at age 66.