flame retardants, cell & molecular biology
Bridging Two Worlds
Bridging Two Worlds
Rachel Bernstein | Apr 4, 2014
Lynne Quarmby’s love of the natural world inspires her to explore beyond her cell biology lab through art.
Week in Review: March 31–April 4
Week in Review: March 31–April 4
Tracy Vence | Apr 4, 2014
Transcriptional landscape of the fetal brain; how a parasitic worm invades plants; difficulties reproducing “breakthrough” heart regeneration method; oxytocin and dishonesty
Misconduct Found in STAP Case
Misconduct Found in STAP Case
Jef Akst | Apr 2, 2014
An investigating committee at Japan’s RIKEN research center finds evidence of falsification and fabrication in two recent Nature papers that touted a new way to induce pluripotency.
Molecular Multitasker
Molecular Multitasker
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 1, 2014
Scientists create a way to isolate mRNA from a single living cell within a tissue.
Going Long
Going Long
Abby Olena | Apr 1, 2014
Researchers discover a tool to trigger an uncommon strategy cancer cells can use to lengthen their telomeres.
Stem Cell Alter Egos
Stem Cell Alter Egos
Abby Olena | Apr 1, 2014
Researchers show that cancer stem cells can exist in two distinct and interconvertible states.
Elusive Receptor ID’d
Elusive Receptor ID’d
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2014
Scientists identify an extracellular ATP receptor in plants.
Maria Spies: Molecular Machinist
Maria Spies: Molecular Machinist
Abby Olena | Apr 1, 2014
Associate Professor, Biochemistry, University of Iowa, Age: 40
Cysteine Aids Mice with Huntington’s
Cysteine Aids Mice with Huntington’s
Kerry Grens | Mar 31, 2014
Rodent models of Huntington’s disease show dysfunctional cysteine production, and adding the amino acid to their diets seems to relieve symptoms.  
STAP Confusion Abounds
STAP Confusion Abounds
Jef Akst | Mar 31, 2014
Stem cells supposedly derived by the new method of stimulus-induced acquisition of pluripotency may have come from mouse strains other than those claimed.