drug delivery, cell & molecular biology
Vive la Différence
H. Steven Wiley | Sep 1, 2011
Measuring how individual cells differ from each other will enhance the predictive power of biology.
Ribosomes in Control
Jessica P. Johnson | Sep 1, 2011
Editor’s Choice in Cell Biology
Deep Tissue Treatment
Tia Ghose | Sep 1, 2011
A new, genetically encoded tag for electron microscopy may revolutionize studies of specific proteins in cells and tissues.
Hiding Under a Cap
Richard P. Grant | Aug 30, 2011
Editor's Choice in Immunology
Bacteria Kamikazes
Bacteria Kamikazes
Kelly Rae Chi | Aug 16, 2011
Researchers design a synthetic bacterium that kills the infectious microbe Pseudomonas aeruginosa, sacrificing itself in the process.
How Caffeine Fights Cancer
Jef Akst | Aug 15, 2011
Caffeinated drinks may help prevent skin cancer by inhibiting a DNA repair pathway, thus killing potentially precancerous cells.
Designing Worm Proteins
Jef Akst | Aug 15, 2011
For the first time, researchers have engineered a multicellular organism that incorporates a synthetic amino acid into its proteins.
Cancer Researcher Fabricated Data
Jessica P. Johnson | Aug 11, 2011
Sheng Wang leaves the Boston University School of Medicine and agrees to retract two published studies.
Baruj Benacerraf Dies
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 3, 2011
The Nobel Prize winner who discovered the gene that encodes the major histocompatibility complex passes away at age 90.
Hungry Neurons = Hungry Person
Katherine Bagley | Aug 2, 2011
Starving brain cells can stimulate hunger through a common cannibalistic act, possibly explaining why some dieters can’t resist temptation.