Derek Applewhite’s Actin Research Inspires the Next Generation
Derek Applewhite’s Actin Research Inspires the Next Generation
The biologist’s undergraduate-centered lab allows students to play a meaningful role in research.
Derek Applewhite’s Actin Research Inspires the Next Generation
Derek Applewhite’s Actin Research Inspires the Next Generation

The biologist’s undergraduate-centered lab allows students to play a meaningful role in research.

The biologist’s undergraduate-centered lab allows students to play a meaningful role in research.

cell migration
Two Genes Conspire in Endometriosis and Cancer to Help Cells Migrate
Two Genes Conspire in Endometriosis and Cancer to Help Cells Migrate
Emma Yasinski | Aug 9, 2019
The genes promote the migration of endothelial cells outside of the uterus, a characteristic of both endometriosis and endometrial cancers, a study of mice and human tissue finds.
Image of the Day: More Ribosomes
Image of the Day: More Ribosomes
Chia-Yi Hou | May 10, 2019
An increased production of ribosomes may underlie cell migration and relate to cancer metastasis, according to a new study.
Stray Germ Cells May Seed Female-Biased Cancerous Cysts
Stray Germ Cells May Seed Female-Biased Cancerous Cysts
Ashley Yeager | Apr 1, 2019
Similarities in gene expression hint at the origin of a certain type of pancreatic tumor that predominantly afflicts women.
Image of the Day: Cell Dance 
Image of the Day: Cell Dance 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Nov 24, 2017
Scientists develop a micropatterning device to study cell behavior. 
Researchers Refute Proposed Neuron Migration Pathway
Researchers Refute Proposed Neuron Migration Pathway
Jef Akst | Jan 10, 2017
A team of scientists was unable to replicate controversial, high-profile findings published in 2011.
Watching Cancer on the Move
Watching Cancer on the Move
Jef Akst | Dec 15, 2015
Fibroblasts help tumors metastasize by paving a “migration highway” through the extracellular matrix, scientists report.
Honeybee Compound for Hair Loss?
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.
Beach Reading
Beach Reading
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jul 1, 2013
A vacation from your lab doesn’t have to mean a break from fascinating developments on the life science front.
Fellow Travelers
Fellow Travelers
Dan Cossins | Feb 1, 2013
Collective cell migration relies on a directional signal that comes from the moving cluster, rather than from external cues.
Go Forth, Cells
Go Forth, Cells
Dan Cossins | Jan 31, 2013
Watch the cell transplant experiments in zebrafish that suggest certain embryonic cells rely on intrinsic directional cues for collective migration.
Sperm Shadows
Sperm Shadows
Ruth Williams | Jan 1, 2013
Tracking the shadows cast by sperm reveals their precise 3-D movements.
Capturing Crawling Cells
Capturing Crawling Cells
Amber Dance | Dec 5, 2012
The methodology behind an experiment that used the Oris Pro Cell Migration Assay to track the travels of cancer cells.
Hit Parade
Hit Parade
Amber Dance | Dec 1, 2012
Cell-based assays are popular for high-throughput screens, where they strike a balance between ease of use and similarity to the human body that researchers aim to treat.