What’s the Deal with Bacterial Nanotubes?
What’s the Deal with Bacterial Nanotubes?
Several labs have reported the formation of bacterial nanotubes under different, often contrasting conditions. What are these structures and why are they so hard to reproduce?
What’s the Deal with Bacterial Nanotubes?
What’s the Deal with Bacterial Nanotubes?

Several labs have reported the formation of bacterial nanotubes under different, often contrasting conditions. What are these structures and why are they so hard to reproduce?

Several labs have reported the formation of bacterial nanotubes under different, often contrasting conditions. What are these structures and why are they so hard to reproduce?

cell signaling
Newly Discovered Glycosylated RNA Is All Over Cells: Study
Newly Discovered Glycosylated RNA Is All Over Cells: Study
Christie Wilcox | May 18, 2021
Prior to a 2019 preprint, “glycoRNAs” weren’t known to exist. Now, the researchers who found them say they’re on lots of cells and may play a role in immune signaling.
High Stress Hormone Levels Halt Mouse Fur Growth
High Stress Hormone Levels Halt Mouse Fur Growth
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2021
Corticosterone interferes with signaling in the skin that normally activates hair follicle stem cells, possibly explaining the link between stress and hair loss.
New Understanding of Metastasis Could Lead to Better Treatments
New Understanding of Metastasis Could Lead to Better Treatments
Shawna Williams | Apr 1, 2021
Recent insights, such as the recognition that disseminated cancer cells can lie dormant for years before seeding secondary tumors, suggest novel strategies for fighting metastatic disease.
Surveillance Gaps: How Cancer Arises
Surveillance Gaps: How Cancer Arises
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Mar 15, 2021
Surveillance Gaps: How Cancer Arises
Performing Metabolomic and Functional Proteomic Analyses on a Heterogenous Cancer Cell Population
Performing Metabolomic and Functional Proteomic Analyses on a Heterogenous Cancer Cell Population
The Scientist Creative Services Team in Collaboration with IsoPlexis | Mar 1, 2021
A tumor metabolome panel identifies altered cell states that lead to drug tolerance.
Harnessing Single-Cell Multi-Omic Energy States for Integrated Cancer Biology
Harnessing Single-Cell Multi-Omic Energy States for Integrated Cancer Biology
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jan 20, 2021
Discover how scientists use multi-omic approaches to identify functional changes that lead to cancer cell drug resistance and devise new treatment strategies.
Nucleus Is Key to How Cells Sense Personal Space
Nucleus Is Key to How Cells Sense Personal Space
Abby Olena | Oct 15, 2020
In two independent studies, researchers find that the organelle is responsible for a switch that allows cells to start moving when they’re squeezed.
High Content Phenotypic Screening and Analysis Enhances Drug Discovery
High Content Phenotypic Screening and Analysis Enhances Drug Discovery
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Oct 7, 2020
Molly Shoichet and Bridget Wagner discuss strategies for using phenotypic screening to identify novel agents against diseases such as cancer and diabetes.
p53 as an Immune System Modulator in Cancer
p53 as an Immune System Modulator in Cancer
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Sep 25, 2020
Best known as a cell cycle regulator, p53 signaling mediates pro and anti-cancer immune responses as well
How Cancer Evades the Immune System
How Cancer Evades the Immune System
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Aug 31, 2020
Presenters in this webinar will discuss how cancer not only evades the immune system, but also co-opts it to promote tumor growth.
A Multi-omics Approach to Overcome Solid Tumor Drug Resistance
A Multi-omics Approach to Overcome Solid Tumor Drug Resistance
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Aug 4, 2020
Download this research summary to learn about how single-cell proteomics and metabolomics methods unlock drug resistance mechanisms!
Image of the Day: Multilayered
Image of the Day: Multilayered
Chia-Yi Hou | Jul 8, 2019
Human embryonic stem cells differentiate and organize themselves on a chip.
Infographic: How Muscles Age
Infographic: How Muscles Age
Gillian Butler-Browne, Vincent Mouly, Anne Bigot, Capucine Trollet | Sep 1, 2018
Numerous cellular changes underlie the decline of muscle mass and strength in the elderly.
Youssef Belkhadir Deciphers Plants’ Signaling Soundtrack
Youssef Belkhadir Deciphers Plants’ Signaling Soundtrack
Ashley Yeager | Jun 1, 2018
An entrepreneurial attitude helped this Vienna-based researcher begin to unravel the complex receptor network that Arabidopsis uses to develop and defend itself.
Another Retraction for Discredited Researcher
Another Retraction for Discredited Researcher
Jim Daley | May 25, 2018
Robert Ryan was forced to resign from the University of Dundee in 2016 following an investigation of misconduct.
Bacterial Cell Envelope Size is Key to Membrane Stress Response
Bacterial Cell Envelope Size is Key to Membrane Stress Response
Diana Kwon | Mar 1, 2018
Transmission of stress signals in E. coli is dependent on the distance between its inner and outer membranes.
Nobel Prize–Winning Biologist Dies
Nobel Prize–Winning Biologist Dies
Catherine Offord | Feb 19, 2018
Günter Blobel, known for his work on the signal hypothesis of protein targeting, has died from cancer at age 81.
Plant Cell Walls Can Control Growth in the Dark
Plant Cell Walls Can Control Growth in the Dark
Kerry Grens | Feb 1, 2018
To maintain an energy-saving growth strategy in the absence of light, seedlings need signals generated by pectin in their cell walls.
Damage Patroller
Damage Patroller
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2017
Stephen Elledge has built a career studying how eukaryotic cells maintain genomic integrity.