cell & molecular biology, ecology
Next Generation: Super-Fast Tracking of Single Molecules
Next Generation: Super-Fast Tracking of Single Molecules
Ruth Williams | Nov 23, 2016
A clever twist on a super-resolution microscopy technique improves the temporal resolution of single-molecule tracking. 
Neuron Signaling Persists, Faintly, Even When Key Presynaptic Proteins Are Absent
Neuron Signaling Persists, Faintly, Even When Key Presynaptic Proteins Are Absent
Ben Andrew Henry | Nov 1, 2016
Results from experiments in mice revise a long-held hypothesis that certain protein scaffolds are needed for synaptic activity.
Structural Details of Endoplasmic Reticulum Revealed
Structural Details of Endoplasmic Reticulum Revealed
Jef Akst | Oct 28, 2016
The ribosome-associated organelle consists of tightly packed tubes, not flat sheets as previously believed, according to new super-resolution microscopy images.
Week in Review: October 17–21
Week in Review: October 17–21
Jef Akst | Oct 21, 2016
Report finds that pathologist involved in anonymous defamation case committed multiple acts of misconduct; growing eggs from stem cells; neutrophils’ role in metastasis; convergent evolution in birds
Promiscuous Mice Have Extra-Fast Sperm
Promiscuous Mice Have Extra-Fast Sperm
Jef Akst | Oct 19, 2016
The tails of polygamous deer mice sperm have longer midsections than the sperm tails of monogamous individuals of a similar species, and this correlates with improved swimming and competitive ability.
Cellular Cartography
Cellular Cartography
Jef Akst | Oct 18, 2016
Researchers launch an initiative to generate a complete atlas of all cells in the human body.
Deep-Sea Viruses Destroy Archaea
Deep-Sea Viruses Destroy Archaea
Ruth Williams | Oct 12, 2016
Viruses are responsible for the majority of archaea deaths on the deep ocean floors, scientists show.
Molecular Machinists Win Nobel
Molecular Machinists Win Nobel
Ben Andrew Henry | Oct 5, 2016
Chemists Jean-Pierre Sauvage, J. Fraser Stoddart, and Bernard Feringa are honored for their design and synthesis of molecular machines.
Some Human Cancers Exhibit Low-grade Inflammation
Some Human Cancers Exhibit Low-grade Inflammation
Alison F. Takemura | Oct 1, 2016
NSAIDs reduce this "parainflammation," hinting at how they help lower cancer risk.
How to Track Translation in Living Cells
How to Track Translation in Living Cells
Ruth Williams | Oct 1, 2016
Four independent research groups develop techniques for visualizing peptide production in living cells.