emulsion PCR, developmental biology, cell & molecular 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.
Velcro Helps Muscles Grow
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 31, 2011
Stretching muscle cells as they grow helps promote the expression of growth factors.
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.
Next Generation: Hundreds of Cell-Analyses at Once
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 11, 2011
A new microfluidics chip lets researchers analyze the nucleic acids of 300 individual cells simultaneously.
Lab-Grown Sperm
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 4, 2011
Healthy mice are born from germ cell precursors grown in vitro.