cell & molecular biology
Tension Tracker
Tension Tracker
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2014
For the first time, researchers quantify the mechanical forces cells exert on one another.
Exosome Tentacles
Exosome Tentacles
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2014
Unlike the usual smooth, spherical shape of exosomes, glioblastoma-derived exosomes appear to have long nanofilaments protruding from their surfaces.
Making New Spinal Neurons
Making New Spinal Neurons
Ed Yong | Feb 25, 2014
With a single gene, scientists reprogram supporting cells in the spines of living mice into new neurons.
Triglyceride Clock
Triglyceride Clock
Abby Olena | Feb 10, 2014
The timing of meals affects the levels of lipids in the livers of mice, according to a study.
More Retractions for Fallen Scientist
More Retractions for Fallen Scientist
Kerry Grens | Feb 7, 2014
Molecular and Cellular Biology pulls five papers from endocrinologist Shigeaki Kato.
Meiosis Maven
Meiosis Maven
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 1, 2014
Fueled by her love of visual data and addicted to chromosomes, Abby Dernburg continues to study how homologous chromosomes find each other during gamete formation.
Week in Review: January 27–31
Week in Review: January 27–31
Tracy Vence | Jan 31, 2014
Stimulus-triggered pluripotency; antioxidants speed lung tumor growth; the importance of seminal vesicles; how a plant pathogen jumps hosts
Week in Review: January 20–24
Week in Review: January 20–24
Tracy Vence | Jan 24, 2014
Mistimed sleep disrupts human transcriptome; canine tumor genome; de novo Drosophila genes; UVA light lowers blood pressure; aquatic microfauna fight frog-killing fungus
Bacterial Persisters
Bacterial Persisters
Kerry Grens | Jan 1, 2014
A bacterial gene shuts down the cell's own protein synthesis, which sends the bacterium into dormancy and allows it to outlast antibiotics.
The Bright Side of Prions
The Bright Side of Prions
Randal Halfmann | Jan 1, 2014
Associated with numerous neurological diseases, misfolded proteins may also play decisive roles in normal cellular functioning.