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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
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.
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2015
Without a vacuole, cell-cycle progression stalls out in yeast cells.
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
Kerry Grens | Aug 24, 2015
Chris Marshall, who pieced together a critical signaling pathway involved in cancer, has passed away at age 66.
From Many, One
Elena E. Giorgi | Apr 1, 2015
Diverse mammals, including humans, have been found to carry distinct genomes in their cells. What does such genetic chimerism mean for health and disease?
Honeybee Compound for Hair Loss?
Jef Akst | Dec 11, 2014
Propolis, a natural product used by honeybees to repair their hives, stimulates hair growth in shaved mice.
A Cellar’s Cellular Treasure, 1992
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Dec 1, 2014
A spring cleaning led to the rediscovery of Theodor Boveri’s microscope slides, presumed lost during World War II.
Nuclear Pore QA
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2014
A known membrane-remodeling complex earns a newly identified role as a quality-assurance director during the assembly of nuclear pores.
One Man's Trash...
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2013
Scientists who dared to waste their time looking at the midbody, a remnant of cell division, have catapulted the organelle to new prominence.