disease & medicine, cell & molecular biology
Are Cancer Stem Cells Ready for Prime Time?
Are Cancer Stem Cells Ready for Prime Time?
Suling Liu, Hasan Korkaya, and Max S. Wicha | Apr 1, 2012
A flood of new discoveries has refined our definition of cancer stem cells. Now it’s up to human clinical trials to test if they can make a difference in patients.
Baldness Genes Discovered?
Bob Grant | Mar 26, 2012
Researchers say they've found key molecular clues to a problem that plagues 80 percent of men.
Debate over RNA Transcription
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 19, 2012
Researchers question earlier findings of a new mechanism for gene regulation.
Designer Aspirin Fights Cancer
Bob Grant | Mar 5, 2012
Early experiments show that a hybrid form of the common pain reliever can effectively inhibit the growth of many tumor types.
David Sabatini: Demystifying mTOR
Cristina Luiggi | Mar 1, 2012
Principal Investigator, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research. Associate Professor, Department of Biology, Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Age: 44
Delivering Silence
Sabrina Richards | Mar 1, 2012
Using RNA viruses to silence genes could optimize tissue targeting while reducing toxicity.
Electron Microscopy Through the Ages
Cristina Luiggi | Mar 1, 2012
Take a tour through the revolutionary menthod's past, present, and future.
Promoting Death
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 1, 2012
Editor's choice in biochemistry
The Subcellular World Revealed, 1945
Cristina Luiggi | Mar 1, 2012
The first electron microscope to peer into an intact cell ushers in the new field of cell biology.
Ovarian Stem Cells in Humans?
Sabrina Richards | Feb 27, 2012
Adult human ovaries contain a population of stem cells capable of generating immature egg cells.