epigenetics, cell & molecular biology, ecology
Radical Reversal
Megan Scudellari | Jul 6, 2011
Free radicals, widely believed to promote cancer, may actually slow tumor growth.
Top 7 in Cancer Biology
Bob Grant | Jul 6, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in cancer biology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000
Dead Cane Toads Are Deadly
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 5, 2011
The deadly-when-eaten invasive amphibians that have been plaguing Australian wildlife for years continue to poison even after they’re dead.
Brain Cells Self-Amplify
Jef Akst | Jul 5, 2011
A certain type of neural precursor does it all—replaces itself, differentiates into specialized brain cells, and multiplies into more stem-cell-like cells.
How Stress is Inherited
Tia Ghose | Jul 1, 2011
Under stressful conditions, a transcription factor in flies turns on genes by releasing its hold on tightly wound DNA, a new study suggests.
Exosome Explosion
Exosome Explosion
Clotilde Théry, Clotilde Théry | Jul 1, 2011
These small membrane vesicles do much more than clean up a cell’s trash—they also carry signals to distant parts of the body, where they can impact multiple dimensions of cellular life.
Americans Support Stem Cell Research
Jef Akst | Jul 1, 2011
A new study finds that more than two thirds of Americans approve of the use of stem cells in research aiming to cure serious diseases.
Exosome Basics
Exosome Basics
Clotilde Théry, Clotilde Théry | Jul 1, 2011
Exosomes are small membrane vesicles secreted by most cell types. Internal vesicles form by the inward budding of cellular compartments known as multivesicular endosomes (MVE). 
The Ninefold Ring
Richard P. Grant | Jul 1, 2011
Editor’s Choice in Structural Biology
C-ing with the Lights Out
Richard P. Grant | Jul 1, 2011
I the dark Arctic shallows one research finds heterotrophic marine bacteria doing a surprising amount of carbon fixing.