culture, cell & molecular biology, immunology
Reprogramming Redux
Reprogramming Redux
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 18, 2014
Can mechanical forces alone be manipulated to create stem-like cells?
Honeybee Compound for Hair Loss?
Honeybee Compound for Hair Loss?
Jef Akst | Dec 11, 2014
Propolis, a natural product used by honeybees to repair their hives, stimulates hair growth in shaved mice.
Platelets Fan Inflammation
Platelets Fan Inflammation
Kate Yandell | Dec 4, 2014
The circulating blood cells bind to neutrophils, prompting inflammation-related activity in these immune cell partners.
Gut Microbes Trigger Malaria-Fighting Antibodies
Gut Microbes Trigger Malaria-Fighting Antibodies
Molly Sharlach | Dec 4, 2014
A carbohydrate antigen found on cells of E. coli and other species prompts a potent immune response against malaria-causing parasites in mice.
Enzyme Design
Enzyme Design
Jef Akst | Dec 3, 2014
Researchers create synthetic enzymes in the lab, encoded by artificial genetic material.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Dec 1, 2014
Your Atomic Self, Eureka!, A Talent for Friendship, and Undeniable
Bespoke Cell Jackets
Bespoke Cell Jackets
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2014
Scientists make hydrogel coats for individual cells that can be tailored to specific research questions.
All Systems Go
All Systems Go
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 1, 2014
Alan Aderem earned his PhD while under house arrest for protesting apartheid in South Africa. His early political involvement has guided his scientific focus, encouraging fellow systems biologists to study immunology and infectious diseases.
A Cellar’s Cellular Treasure, 1992
A Cellar’s Cellular Treasure, 1992
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Dec 1, 2014
A spring cleaning led to the rediscovery of Theodor Boveri’s microscope slides, presumed lost during World War II.
Book Excerpt from <em>One Plus One Equals One</em>
Book Excerpt from One Plus One Equals One
John Archibald | Dec 1, 2014
In Chapter 7, “Green Evolution, Green Revolution,” author John Archibald describes how endosymbiosis helped color the Earth in a verdant hue.