deep sea, cell & molecular biology
Long Live Collagen
Long Live Collagen
Ashley P. Taylor | Mar 1, 2015
Increased collagen expression is a common feature of many different pathways to extended longevity in worms.
Evolutionary Rewiring
Evolutionary Rewiring
Ruth Williams | Feb 26, 2015
Strong selective pressure can lead to rapid and reproducible evolution in bacteria.
Stem Cells Phone Home
Stem Cells Phone Home
Jef Akst | Feb 26, 2015
A screen of 9,000 small molecules identifies a treatment that improves the targeting of mesenchymal stem cells to sites of damaged tissue.
The Dark Side of Melanin
The Dark Side of Melanin
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 19, 2015
Researchers uncover a previously unknown way UV light can act on melanin, spurring cancer-causing mutations hours after sun exposure.
Signs of Sleep Deprivation in the Blood
Signs of Sleep Deprivation in the Blood
Bob Grant | Feb 11, 2015
Circulating fats and acids drop in people and rats that aren’t getting enough sleep.
Crystal Structure, Murky Function
Crystal Structure, Murky Function
Ruth Williams | Jan 29, 2015
Scientists have determined the crystal structures of bacterial translocator proteins, but their functions remain unclear.
Interferon Discoverer Dies
Interferon Discoverer Dies
Kerry Grens | Jan 26, 2015
Jean Lindemann, the virologist who helped figure out that interferons were responsible for anti-viral responses, has passed away at age 90.
Human Proteome Mapped Again
Human Proteome Mapped Again
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 22, 2015
Researchers complete another interactive protein atlas, boosting the number of publicly available maps of human protein expression levels.
Mitochondrial Enzyme Detailed
Mitochondrial Enzyme Detailed
Jef Akst | Jan 9, 2015
Researchers reveal clues regarding how an ancient mitochondrial enzyme helps maintain healthy cells across the tree of life.
Stress Fractures
Stress Fractures
Daniel Cossins | Jan 1, 2015
Social adversity shapes humans’ immune systems—and probably their susceptibility to disease—by altering the expression of large groups of genes.