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How Intracellular Bacteria Hijack Your Cells
Scientists studying pathogens such as Chlamydia, Legionella, and Listeria get a master class in how to control the internal workings of mammalian cells.
How Intracellular Bacteria Hijack Your Cells
How Intracellular Bacteria Hijack Your Cells

Scientists studying pathogens such as Chlamydia, Legionella, and Listeria get a master class in how to control the internal workings of mammalian cells.

Scientists studying pathogens such as Chlamydia, Legionella, and Listeria get a master class in how to control the internal workings of mammalian cells.

cellular reprogramming
Illustration showing how some intracellular bacteria, such as <em >Legionella pneumophila</em>, manipulate the cell&#39;s membranes for their own good
Infographic: Intracellular Bacteria’s Tricks for Host Manipulation 
Catherine Offord | Dec 1, 2022 | 2 min read
Various microbes, including several human pathogens, hijack the cell’s skeleton, membranes, and protein-making machinery to make themselves at home.
LOCKR de novo protein designed to function as a molecular switch
Designer Protein Acts as a Switch for Cellular Circuitry
Nicoletta Lanese | Jul 25, 2019 | 2 min read
Unlike biotech tools adapted from nature, the invention was entirely conceived by humans and represents one of the few proteins made from scratch in the lab.
Image of the Day: On the Mend
Sukanya Charuchandra | Sep 6, 2018 | 1 min read
Reprogrammed cells fix wounds in living mice.
Reprogrammed Glia Improve Symptoms in a Mouse Model of Parkinson’s
Diana Kwon | Apr 10, 2017 | 3 min read
By converting glial cells into dopaminergic neurons, scientists were able to partially rescue motor behavior in mice.
Stem Cells Made Waves in Biology and Medicine
Karen Zusi | Oct 1, 2016 | 6 min read
Since their introduction to the lab, pluripotent stem cells have gone from research tool to therapeutic, but the journey has been rocky.
Study: Cloned Sheep Age Normally
Tanya Lewis | Jul 26, 2016 | 3 min read
The animals, some of which were cloned from the same tissue as Dolly, appeared as healthy as non-cloned sheep, a study suggests.
Biological Programming
Tanya Lewis | Apr 1, 2016 | 1 min read
A new tool makes programming living cells like writing computer software.
Not All Stem Cells Created Equal
Anna Azvolinsky | Jul 2, 2014 | 4 min read
Compared to induced pluripotent stem cells generated from somatic cells, stem cells created by nuclear transfer appear to be closer to the genetic state of embryonic cells.
SCNT Picks Up Steam
Kate Yandell | Apr 28, 2014 | 4 min read
Study confirms that somatic cell nuclear transfer, an alternate method of creating patient-specific pluripotent stem cells, can be used to reprogram adult cells.
Contributors
Abby Olena, PhD | Mar 1, 2014 | 3 min read
Meet some of the people featured in the March 2014 issue of The Scientist.
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