ecology, developmental biology, cell & molecular biology
Reprogramming Redux
Reprogramming Redux
Anna Azvolinsky | Dec 18, 2014
Can mechanical forces alone be manipulated to create stem-like cells?
NIH Study Canceled
NIH Study Canceled
Jef Akst | Dec 15, 2014
The National Institutes of Health shutters its initiative to track the health of 100,000 children through adulthood.
Honeybee Compound for Hair Loss?
Honeybee Compound for Hair Loss?
Jef Akst | Dec 11, 2014
Propolis, a natural product used by honeybees to repair their hives, stimulates hair growth in shaved mice.
Enzyme Design
Enzyme Design
Jef Akst | Dec 3, 2014
Researchers create synthetic enzymes in the lab, encoded by artificial genetic material.
A Cellar’s Cellular Treasure, 1992
A Cellar’s Cellular Treasure, 1992
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Dec 1, 2014
A spring cleaning led to the rediscovery of Theodor Boveri’s microscope slides, presumed lost during World War II.
Bespoke Cell Jackets
Bespoke Cell Jackets
Ruth Williams | Dec 1, 2014
Scientists make hydrogel coats for individual cells that can be tailored to specific research questions.
Along Came a Spider
Along Came a Spider
Jef Akst | Dec 1, 2014
Researchers are turning to venom peptides to protect crops from their most devastating pests.
A Race Against Extinction
A Race Against Extinction
A. Marmaduke Kilpatrick | Dec 1, 2014
Bat populations ravaged; hundreds of amphibian species driven to extinction; diverse groups of birds threatened. Taking risks will be necessary to control deadly wildlife pathogens.
New Piece of a Mysterious Channel
New Piece of a Mysterious Channel
Kerry Grens | Nov 25, 2014
Researchers have nailed down yet another component of the mechanotransduction complex responsible for relaying signals from hair cells in the ear.
Mother’s Microbes Protect Baby’s Brain
Mother’s Microbes Protect Baby’s Brain
Ruth Williams | Nov 19, 2014
Bacteria in the gut of a pregnant mouse strengthen the blood-brain barrier of her developing fetus.