ENCODE, neuroscience, cell & molecular biology
Through a Spider’s Eyes
Through a Spider’s Eyes
Brittany Taylor | Apr 1, 2015
Deciphering how a jumping spider sees the world and processes visual information may yield insights into long-standing robotics problems.
Cancer Immunotherapist
Cancer Immunotherapist
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2015
Scientist to Watch Yvonne Saenger explains recent advances in using biomarkers to identify cancer patients who might benefit most from immunotherapy.
A Spider's Eye View
A Spider's Eye View
Brittany Taylor | Apr 1, 2015
Cornell researchers probe the brains of jumping spiders to gain insight into the arachnid's visual processing capabilities.
Book Excerpt from <em>p53</em>
Book Excerpt from p53
Sue Armstrong | Apr 1, 2015
In Chapter 12, "Of Mice and Men," author Sue Armstrong recounts the point at which researchers moved from working with p53 in tissue culture to studying the gene in animal models.
Resisting Cancer
Resisting Cancer
George Klein | Apr 1, 2015
If one out of three people develops cancer, that means two others don’t. Understanding why could lead to insights relevant to prevention and treatment.
From Many, One
From Many, One
Elena E. Giorgi | Apr 1, 2015
Diverse mammals, including humans, have been found to carry distinct genomes in their cells. What does such genetic chimerism mean for health and disease?
Pain and Itch Neurons Found
Pain and Itch Neurons Found
Kerry Grens | Mar 31, 2015
Inhibitory nerve cells in the spinal cord stop the transmission of pain and itch signals in mice.
Short, Strong Signals
Short, Strong Signals
Ruth Williams | Mar 25, 2015
Methylation increases both the activity and instability of the signaling protein Notch.
Opinion: Can the Brain Be Trained?
Opinion: Can the Brain Be Trained?
Erin Abner | Mar 23, 2015
Online brain-training is gaining popularity, but so far little evidence exists to support claims of improved cognition.
Irisin Skepticism Goes Way Back
Irisin Skepticism Goes Way Back
Kerry Grens | Mar 18, 2015
Post-publication peer reviewers had questioned data about the supposed fat-browning enzyme from the get-go.