cell signaling
A Complex Disorder
A Complex Disorder
Stephen D. Hursting, Ciara H. O’Flanagan, Laura W. Bowers | Nov 1, 2015
Factors that likely contribute to obesity include disruptions to intercellular signaling, increased inflammation, and changes to the gut microbiome.
 
Influential Cancer Biologist Dies
Influential Cancer Biologist Dies
Kerry Grens | Aug 24, 2015
Chris Marshall, who pieced together a critical signaling pathway involved in cancer, has passed away at age 66.
Control ALT, Delete Cancer
Control ALT, Delete Cancer
Haroldo Silva, David Halvorsen, Jeremy D. Henson | Apr 1, 2015
Treating cancer by shutting down the alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) pathway
Short, Strong Signals
Short, Strong Signals
Ruth Williams | Mar 25, 2015
Methylation increases both the activity and instability of the signaling protein Notch.
How Hot Peppers Can Ease Pain
How Hot Peppers Can Ease Pain
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 11, 2015
Researchers uncover one way capsaicin—the spicy compound found in chili peppers—provides pain relief.  
Cadherin Connection
Cadherin Connection
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Dec 1, 2014
A multitasking plasma membrane protein coordinates cell division and energy metabolism in healthy—and perhaps also cancerous—Drosophila cells.
Arrested Development Makes for Long-Lived Worms
Arrested Development Makes for Long-Lived Worms
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 23, 2014
Starvation suspends cellular activity in C. elegans larvae and extends their lifespan. 
Elusive Receptor ID’d
Elusive Receptor ID’d
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2014
Scientists identify an extracellular ATP receptor in plants.
Renowned Cell Biologist Dies
Renowned Cell Biologist Dies
Chris Palmer | Aug 13, 2013
Canadian biologist Tony Pawson, whose team was the first to report the specific protein interactions underlying cellular signal transduction, has passed away at age 60.
Smoke Detectors
Smoke Detectors
Kate Yandell | Aug 1, 2013
Ancient receptors in seeds bind a small molecule in smoke that promotes germination.