disease & medicine, developmental biology, cell & molecular biology
New Kind of Cellular Suicide
Jef Akst | Feb 23, 2012
Researchers identify a gene that drives a type of cellular suicide that differs from the more commonly observed apoptosis phenomenon.
Long Live the Y
Megan Scudellari | Feb 22, 2012
Despite suggestions to the contrary, the Y chromosome is not necessarily rotting away.
How Tigers Get Their Stripes
Bob Grant | Feb 22, 2012
For the first time researchers have demonstrated the molecular tango that gives rise to repeating patterns in developing animal embryos.
Alzheimer's Drugs Harmful?
Bob Grant | Feb 20, 2012
The researcher who helped develop an Alzheimer's treatment now in clinical trials warns that the compound may actually impair memory.
Zooming into Life
Edyta Zielinska | Feb 16, 2012
Teenagers create a program that lets viewers compare the sizes of things on earth and in space.
Propitious Prions
Megan Scudellari | Feb 15, 2012
Often thought to be artifacts of the lab, prions in yeast may actually drive the evolution of beneficial traits.
Cell Change Up
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 9, 2012
Imaging cell cytoskeletons during early embryonic development leads researchers to uncover a new regulator of cell shape
Cancer’s First Step
Cancer’s First Step
Megan Scudellari | Feb 8, 2012
A single mutant cell breaks free of its neighbors in the early stages of cancer development.
Brain Proteins May Be Key to Aging
Bob Grant | Feb 8, 2012
Deterioration of long-lived proteins on the surface of neuronal nuclei in the brain could lead to age-related defects in nervous function.
Sex, Deconstructed
Megan Scudellari | Feb 2, 2012
Hormones in the brain control sex-specific behaviors by activating individual genetic programs.