ecology, developmental biology, cell & molecular biology
Stems Cells Ushered into Embryonic Development
Stems Cells Ushered into Embryonic Development
Kerry Grens | Nov 7, 2014
The right mix of mouse embryonic stem cells in a dish will start forming early embryonic patterns, according to two studies.
Mitochondria Munchers
Mitochondria Munchers
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Nov 1, 2014
Glial cells consume mitochondria released by neurons in the optic nerve.
Enhanced Enhancers
Enhanced Enhancers
Eric Olson | Nov 1, 2014
The recent discovery of super-enhancers may offer new drug targets for a range of diseases.
Tumor Exosomes Make microRNAs
Tumor Exosomes Make microRNAs
Kerry Grens | Oct 27, 2014
Cellular blebs shed by tumor cells can process short stretches of RNA that go on to induce tumor formation in neighboring cells.
Virus Decimating Spanish Amphibians
Virus Decimating Spanish Amphibians
Bob Grant | Oct 20, 2014
Several toad, newt, and salamander populations are being hit hard by an emerging pathogen in a pristine national park in Spain.
Lab-Made Insulin-Secreting Cells
Lab-Made Insulin-Secreting Cells
Bob Grant | Oct 13, 2014
Researchers craft hormone-producing pancreas cells from human embryonic stem cells, paving the way for a cell therapy to treat diabetes.
Mom’s Mitochondria Affect Pup Longevity
Mom’s Mitochondria Affect Pup Longevity
Ruth Williams | Oct 9, 2014
Mitochondrial mutations inherited from the mother can shorten a mouse’s lifespan.
Nuclear Cartography
Nuclear Cartography
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Oct 1, 2014
Techniques for mapping chromosome conformation
Cone Cell Correctors
Cone Cell Correctors
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Oct 1, 2014
In mice, adult cone cell outer segments and their visual functions deteriorate if two microRNAs are not present.
Speaking of Vision Science
Speaking of Vision Science
The Scientist Staff | Oct 1, 2014
October 2014's selection of notable quotes