immune rejection, developmental biology, microbiology
Microbiology Goes High-Tech
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Jun 1, 2012
Out with toothpicks and pipettors; in with automation.
Doubled Gene Boosted Brain Power
Sabrina Richards | May 7, 2012
Human-specific duplications of a gene involved in brain development may have contributed to our species’ unique intelligence.
Stem Cell Suicide Switch
Megan Scudellari | May 3, 2012
Human embryonic stem cells swiftly kill themselves in response to DNA damage.
The Sugar Lnc
Sabrina Richards | May 1, 2012
Genes that react to cellular sugar content are regulated by a long non-coding RNA via an unexpected mechanism
SPRead Your Antibody Capabilities
Carina Storrs | May 1, 2012
Using surface plasmon resonance to improve antibody detection and characterization: four case studies
Boyle’s Monsters, 1665
Sabrina Richards | May 1, 2012
From accounts of deformed animals to scratch-and-sniff technology, Robert Boyle's early contributions to the Royal Society of London were prolific and wide ranging.
Bubble Vision
Edyta Zielinska | May 1, 2012
Turning a liability into an asset, cryo-electron microscopists exploit an artifact to probe protein structure.
Ants Share Pathogens for Immunity
Sabrina Richards | Apr 3, 2012
A new study shows that grooming by ants promotes colony-wide resistance to fungal infections by transferring small amounts of pathogen to nestmates.
The Two Faces of Metastasis
Suling Liu, Hasan Korkaya, and Max S. Wicha | Apr 1, 2012
During development, the cells of an embryo change their pattern of gene expression, which allows them to detach from their original location and migrate to another part of the embryo, where the pattern changes again to allow formation of a new organ.
Are Cancer Stem Cells Ready for Prime Time?
Are Cancer Stem Cells Ready for Prime Time?
Suling Liu, Hasan Korkaya, and Max S. Wicha | Apr 1, 2012
A flood of new discoveries has refined our definition of cancer stem cells. Now it’s up to human clinical trials to test if they can make a difference in patients.