HIV infectivity, cell & molecular biology
A Twist of Fate
A Twist of Fate
Jonathan Slack | Feb 28, 2014
Once believed to be irrevocably differentiated, mature cells are now proving to be flexible, able to switch identities with relatively simple manipulation.
Making New Spinal Neurons
Making New Spinal Neurons
Ed Yong | Feb 25, 2014
With a single gene, scientists reprogram supporting cells in the spines of living mice into new neurons.
Triglyceride Clock
Triglyceride Clock
Abby Olena | Feb 10, 2014
The timing of meals affects the levels of lipids in the livers of mice, according to a study.
More Retractions for Fallen Scientist
More Retractions for Fallen Scientist
Kerry Grens | Feb 7, 2014
Molecular and Cellular Biology pulls five papers from endocrinologist Shigeaki Kato.
Meiosis Maven
Meiosis Maven
Anna Azvolinsky | Jan 31, 2014
Fueled by her love of visual data and addicted to chromosomes, Abby Dernburg continues to study how homologous chromosomes find each other during gamete formation.
Week in Review: January 27–31
Week in Review: January 27–31
Tracy Vence | Jan 31, 2014
Stimulus-triggered pluripotency; antioxidants speed lung tumor growth; the importance of seminal vesicles; how a plant pathogen jumps hosts
Week in Review: January 20–24
Week in Review: January 20–24
Tracy Vence | Jan 23, 2014
Mistimed sleep disrupts human transcriptome; canine tumor genome; de novo Drosophila genes; UVA light lowers blood pressure; aquatic microfauna fight frog-killing fungus
Bacterial Persisters
Bacterial Persisters
Kerry Grens | Dec 31, 2013
A bacterial gene shuts down the cell's own protein synthesis, which sends the bacterium into dormancy and allows it to outlast antibiotics.
The Bright Side of Prions
The Bright Side of Prions
Randal Halfmann | Dec 31, 2013
Associated with numerous neurological diseases, misfolded proteins may also play decisive roles in normal cellular functioning.
 
Contributors
Contributors
Abby Olena and Tracy Vence | Dec 31, 2013
Meet some of the people featured in the January 2014 issue of The Scientist.