cell & molecular biology, immunology, microbiology, ecology, genetics & genomics
Nobel Winner’s Contribution Questioned
Cristina Luiggi | Dec 19, 2011
A coauthor of the key paper that led to one of this year’s Nobel Prizes for Physiology or Medicine claims the recipient wasn’t involved in the research.
Monkeys Track Radiation
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 16, 2011
Scientists near the Fukushima plant are equipping wild monkeys with radiation collars to get better sense of their exposure in the wild.
The Tradeoff of Stress
Ruth Williams | Dec 15, 2011
For nematode worms, a bigger stress response means a healthier, longer life, but fewer babies.
Hard-to-Get Stem Cells
Jef Akst | Dec 14, 2011
More than one quarter of US researchers studying human embryonic stem cells say they’ve had trouble acquiring cell lines of interest.
Brightness of Buttercups
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 13, 2011
Researchers explain the luminous quality of yellow buttercups.
Mom’s Versus Dad’s BRCA
Cristina Luiggi | Dec 13, 2011
The age at which BRCA carriers are diagnosed with breast cancer may depend on which parent contributed the mutation.
The Comfort Food Drug
Cristina Luiggi | Dec 9, 2011
Researchers found that stress eating can blunt the body’s stress response.
News from Cell
Cristina Luiggi | Dec 9, 2011
Some of the highlights from this year’s American Society for Cell Biology meeting, held earlier this week
$400M for Personalized Medicine
Edyta Zielinska | Dec 8, 2011
The National Institutes of Health promises about $400 million to help get personalized genetics into the clinic.
Reversing Cocaine’s Effects with Light
Ruth Williams | Dec 7, 2011
Researchers use optogenetics to reverse drug-induced brain and behavioral changes.