false data, cell & molecular biology
Zika Infects Neural Progenitors
Zika Infects Neural Progenitors
Ruth Williams | Mar 4, 2016
Scientists provide a potential biological link between Zika virus infection and microcephaly.
Amoebae Have Human-Like Immunity
Amoebae Have Human-Like Immunity
Jef Akst | Mar 2, 2016
Dictyostelium discoideum produce extracellular nets that can kill bacteria, just as phagocytes in people and other higher animals do, according to a study.
Things That Go Bump
Things That Go Bump
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2016
Scientists still don’t know why animals sleep or how to define the ubiquitous behavior.
Sugar Time
Sugar Time
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2016
Metabolic activity, not light, drives the circadian clock in cyanobacteria.
Characterizing Sleep
Characterizing Sleep
James M. Krueger, Sandip Roy | Mar 1, 2016
Sleep-like patterns of neural activity are apparent not just at the level of the whole brain, but also in isolated neural circuits.
Week in Review: February 22–26
Week in Review: February 22–26
Jef Akst | Feb 26, 2016
Questions about how E. coli evolves; spermatids in a dish; fighting bacteria with virus-like molecule; what drives metastasis; antibodies fight Ebola in monkeys
Mutations Not Tied to Metastasis
Mutations Not Tied to Metastasis
Kerry Grens | Feb 25, 2016
Clinical cases link immune changes to a cancer’s spread through the body, but find no role for so-called “driver” mutations.
Adjustable Brain Cells
Adjustable Brain Cells
Ruth Williams | Feb 18, 2016
Neighboring neurons can manipulate astrocytes. 
Chemist Sues University Again
Chemist Sues University Again
Jef Akst | Feb 11, 2016
Suvi Orr has filed suit against the University of Texas for the second time in two years in an attempt to prevent the school from revoking her PhD.
Stem Cells to Blame for Hair Loss?
Stem Cells to Blame for Hair Loss?
Jef Akst | Feb 8, 2016
Two new studies point to factors in hair follicle stem cells as players in age-related hair loss.