disease & medicine, developmental biology, cell & molecular biology
Brake Failure
Sabrina Richards | Dec 1, 2011
Editor’s choice in Cell Biology
Matters of Taste
Thomas E. Finger and Sue C. Kinnamon | Dec 1, 2011
Compounds we perceive as sweet or bitter in the mouth trigger similar receptors and signaling pathways elsewhere in the body, helping to regulate digestion, respiration, and other systems.
Human ES Cells Evolve in Culture
Ruth Williams | Nov 28, 2011
Researchers identify common genetic changes in cultured human embryonic stem cells, including one that confers a growth advantage.
How Skin Tells Time
Ruth Williams | Nov 9, 2011
The behavior of skin stem cells is regulated by a 24-hour circadian clock.
Fighting Cancer with Light
Tia Ghose | Nov 7, 2011
Researchers have developed a way to activate cancer fighting drugs by pulsing them with light, which could make such therapies safer.
Shielding Cancer Cells from Damage
Tia Ghose | Nov 4, 2011
An alternative form of an enzyme involved in the glucose metabolism pathway protects cancer cells from oxidative stress.
Old Cells Advance Aging
Tia Ghose | Nov 2, 2011
By selectively killing senescent cells, researchers can slow the decline of health in aging mice.
Top 7 in Molecular Biology
Tia Ghose | Nov 1, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in molecular biology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000
BRCA1 Further Elucidated
Cristina Luiggi | Oct 27, 2011
Researchers have pinpointed the region of a key cancer gene that’s involved in tumor suppression.
Bacterial Rejuvenation
Edyta Zielinska | Oct 27, 2011
Bacteria age, but as a lineage, can live forever.