cell & molecular biology
Spotlight on the Cytoskeleton
Spotlight on the Cytoskeleton
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 27, 2014
Technique allows researchers to see the inner workings of cellular scaffolding molecules actin and tubulin.
Exercise Can Erase Memories
Exercise Can Erase Memories
Ruth Williams | May 8, 2014
Running causes rodents to forget their fears in part because of increased hippocampal neurogenesis, a study shows.
Week in Review: April 28–May 2
Week in Review: April 28–May 2
Tracy Vence | May 2, 2014
Male scientists stress mice out; using SCNT to reprogram adult cells; acetate can reach mouse brain, reduce appetite; WHO sounds “post-antibiotic era” alarm
Hear Ye, Hear Ye
Hear Ye, Hear Ye
Sarah C.P. Williams | May 1, 2014
Tools for tracking quorum-sensing signals in bacterial colonies
Sophie Dumont: Forces at Play
Sophie Dumont: Forces at Play
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2014
Assistant Professor, Department of Cell & Tissue Biology, University of California, San Francisco. Age: 38
Inactive Actin
Inactive Actin
Anna Azvolinsky | May 1, 2014
Clathrin-mediated endocytosis shuts down during mitosis in eukaryotic cells because all of the required actin is hoarded by the cytoskeleton.
Rare Fat Keeps Fly from Freezing
Rare Fat Keeps Fly from Freezing
Sandhya Sekar | Apr 30, 2014
Researchers report the first evidence of cryopreservation by an overwintering insect in which stores of an uncommon lipid are critical.
Week in Review: April 21–25
Week in Review: April 21–25
Tracy Vence | Apr 25, 2014
Evolution of Y chromosome; delivering gene with “bionic ears”; diversity of an important cyanobacterium; charting genome-sequencing progress; blockbuster pharma deals
Artificial Blood Is Patient-Ready
Artificial Blood Is Patient-Ready
Jef Akst | Apr 16, 2014
In the midst of news that engineered organs are being implanted into animals and people, researchers announce the creation of artificial blood for transplant.
Women Receive Lab-Grown Vaginas
Women Receive Lab-Grown Vaginas
Jef Akst | Apr 14, 2014
Doctors implant custom-made organs, built from a tissue sample and a biodegradable scaffold, into four female patients born with underdeveloped or missing vaginas.