ecology, cell & molecular biology, immunology, evolution
Satellite images capture fish fear
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 15, 2011
Scientists use Google Earth to observe the effects of predators on the feeding patterns of coral reef herbivores.
Regulating nanotechnology
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 15, 2011
The FDA proposes the first set of regulations for nanotechnology and asks for feedback from the scientific community.
Stress births neural stem cells
Jessica P. Johnson | Jun 15, 2011
When mice are held in isolation, stem cells in the hippocampus make more of themselves and wait for better times.
Our own 60 mutations
Jef Akst | Jun 15, 2011
New estimates of human mutation suggest that each of us harbor approximately 60 novel genetic mutations.
Ovarian cancer forces into new tissues
Jessica P. Johnson | Jun 14, 2011
Ovarian tumor cells use cellular movement proteins to penetrate protective cell layers surrounding new target tissues during metastasis.
First biological laser
Tia Ghose | Jun 14, 2011
Cells that produce laser light may one day zap cancer cells.
Fighting to exist
Jef Akst | Jun 14, 2011
The more closely related two species are, the more they're apt to drive one another to extinction.
Top 7 in molecular biology
Megan Scudellari | Jun 14, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in molecular biology, from Faculty of 1000.
Lobster-Pot Science
Richard P. Grant | Jun 13, 2011
Microbiologist Marvin Whiteley chats about teaming up with chemist and bioengineer Jason Shear in order to build tiny houses for bacteria.
One Hip Dino
Jef Akst | Jun 13, 2011
University College London researcher Mike Taylor recounts the discovery of a new dinosaur with unusually powerful thigh muscles. Read the full story.