culture, cell & molecular biology
U.S. Withdraws from UNESCO
U.S. Withdraws from UNESCO
Catherine Offord | Oct 12, 2017
The decision to leave the United Nations’ educational, scientific, and cultural agency was spurred by what American officials say is the organization’s anti-Israel bias and lack of commitment to reform.
Image of the Day: Lab-Grown Brain
Image of the Day: Lab-Grown Brain
The Scientist Staff | Oct 12, 2017
Scientists grew organoids that mimic human fetal brains and infected them with the Zika virus to model its neurological effects.
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
Ten-Minute Sabbatical
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2017
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse.
Live Cell Extractions
Live Cell Extractions
Ruth Williams | Oct 1, 2017
Nanostraws that collect specimens from cells without killing them allow for repeated sampling.
Paused RNA Polymerase Quashes New Initiation of Transcription
Paused RNA Polymerase Quashes New Initiation of Transcription
Shawna Williams | Oct 1, 2017
Pauses may help cells fine-tune gene expression.
Microglia Turnover in the Human Brain
Microglia Turnover in the Human Brain
Shawna Williams | Oct 1, 2017
Researchers find that about a quarter of the immune cells are replaced every year.
Damage Patroller
Damage Patroller
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2017
Stephen Elledge has built a career studying how eukaryotic cells maintain genomic integrity.
Harald Janovjak Bends Cells and Receptors to His Will
Harald Janovjak Bends Cells and Receptors to His Will
Aggie Mika | Oct 1, 2017
The 38-year-old synthetic biologist comes from a long line of tinkerers and engineers.
Macrophages Are the Ultimate Multitaskers
Macrophages Are the Ultimate Multitaskers
Claire Asher | Oct 1, 2017
From guiding branching neurons in the developing brain to maintaining a healthy heartbeat, there seems to be no job that the immune cells can’t tackle.
Watch This Biofilm
Watch This Biofilm
The Scientist Staff | Sep 30, 2017
Researchers encoded moving images in DNA within living cells.