grant review, cell & molecular biology
Out of Sync
Out of Sync
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2013
Why eating at the wrong times is tied to such profound and negative effects on our bodies
Mind the Clock
Mind the Clock
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2013
Many of the body's tissues can tell time, and these peripheral clocks can be influenced by environmental cues, such as the timing of food consumption.
Eat Less and Live Longer?
Eat Less and Live Longer?
Debamita Chatterjee | Aug 13, 2013
Mice on a low-calorie diet harbor a distinct population of gut microorganisms that helps prolong life.
Sketching out Cell Theory, circa 1837
Sketching out Cell Theory, circa 1837
Kate Yandell | Aug 1, 2013
How a dinner-table conversation between two biologists led to the formulation of the theory that cells are the building blocks of all living organisms.
Gene Silencing Is Golden
Gene Silencing Is Golden
Carina Storrs | Aug 1, 2013
A beginner’s how-to on RNAi screening in mammalian cells
Cellular Pegs-in-Holes
Cellular Pegs-in-Holes
Ruth Williams | Aug 1, 2013
Cell-containing hydrogel shapes fit into a template to create an artificial tissue environment.
Remaking Nature
Remaking Nature
Kent H. Redford | Aug 1, 2013
Synthetic biologists need to work together with conservationists to understand the environmental consequences of this new technology.
Smoke Detectors
Smoke Detectors
Kate Yandell | Aug 1, 2013
Ancient receptors in seeds bind a small molecule in smoke that promotes germination.
Week in Review, July 22–26
Week in Review, July 22–26
Jef Akst | Jul 26, 2013
Faux stem cells; X chromosome involved in sperm production; rewarding peer review; clues to flatworm regeneration; an ethereal glow signals death
A Wild Stem Cell Chase
A Wild Stem Cell Chase
Signe Cane | Jul 24, 2013
A rigorous new study provides strong evidence that very small embryonic-like stem cells hypothesized to be found in mice and humans do not exist.