diagnostics, genetics & genomics, microbiology, developmental biology, cell & molecular biology
Protection for Big-Screen Virus
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 19, 2011
Researchers find an antibody that may protect against a virus similar to the one featured in the movie Contagion.
How Longevity Is Passed On
Cristina Luiggi | Oct 19, 2011
For the first time researchers have shown that epigenetic changes that increase lifespan can be inherited across multiple generations.
No European Patents for Stem Cells
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 19, 2011
The high court in Europe decided that researchers are barred from filing EU patents on work involving human embryonic stem cells.
Behavior Brief
Jef Akst | Oct 17, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Two Postdocs Accused of Misconduct
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 17, 2011
Postdocs at two US research institutions are accused of misrepresenting scientific findings.
Cellular Origins of Giant Viruses?
Cristina Luiggi | Oct 16, 2011
The largest virus to be sequenced prompts researchers to consider whether giant viruses were once full-fledged living organisms.
Climate-Shaped Arabidopsis Genome
Kerry Grens | Oct 6, 2011
Two genome-wide studies, backed up by field experiments, identify SNPs that correlate with Arabidopsis fitness in various climates.
New Way to Make Embryonic Stem Cells
Amy Coombs | Oct 5, 2011
A breakthrough in somatic cell nuclear transfer opens the possibility of producing human embryonic stem cells with a patient’s own genes.
Next Generation: Microfluidics for the Dish
Kerry Grens | Oct 4, 2011
A new device for directing fluids is designed to deliver chemical cues directly to petri dishes without disturbing cells.
Genetic Alarm Clock
Jef Akst | Oct 4, 2011
Researchers identify a gene that wakes people up from sleep each day.