culture, cell & molecular biology, immunology
Enhanced Enhancers
Enhanced Enhancers
Eric Olson | Nov 1, 2014
The recent discovery of super-enhancers may offer new drug targets for a range of diseases.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Bob Grant | Nov 1, 2014
Leonardo's Brain, The Future of the Brain, Dodging Extinction, and Arrival of the Fittest
Book Excerpt from <em>The Walking Whales</em>
Book Excerpt from The Walking Whales
J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen | Nov 1, 2014
In Chapter 1, “Fossils and War,” author J.G.M. “Hans” Thewissen describes the difficulties of conducting field research in a conflict zone.
2014 Life Sciences Salary Survey
2014 Life Sciences Salary Survey
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Nov 1, 2014
This year’s data reveal notable variation in compensation for life scientists working in different fields, sectors, and regions of the world.
Tumor Exosomes Make microRNAs
Tumor Exosomes Make microRNAs
Kerry Grens | Oct 27, 2014
Cellular blebs shed by tumor cells can process short stretches of RNA that go on to induce tumor formation in neighboring cells.
Lab-Made Insulin-Secreting Cells
Lab-Made Insulin-Secreting Cells
Bob Grant | Oct 13, 2014
Researchers craft hormone-producing pancreas cells from human embryonic stem cells, paving the way for a cell therapy to treat diabetes.
Korean Stem Cell Film Tops Box Office
Korean Stem Cell Film Tops Box Office
Bob Grant | Oct 9, 2014
A movie based on the Woo Suk Hwang cloning scandal is popular in South Korea, but the plotline strays from reality.
Mom’s Mitochondria Affect Pup Longevity
Mom’s Mitochondria Affect Pup Longevity
Ruth Williams | Oct 9, 2014
Mitochondrial mutations inherited from the mother can shorten a mouse’s lifespan.
Chimp Culture Caught on Camera
Chimp Culture Caught on Camera
Bob Grant | Oct 1, 2014
Researchers have captured footage of wild chimpanzees teaching each other to use tools, lending support to the idea that humans aren’t the only primates to engage in social learning.
Book Excerpt from <em>Unnatural Selection</em>
Book Excerpt from Unnatural Selection
Emily Monosson | Oct 1, 2014
In chapter 5, “Resurgence: Bedbugs Bite Back,” author Emily Monosson chronicles the rise of the pesky pests in the face of humanity’s best chemical efforts.