induced pluripotent stem cell, cell & molecular biology, disease & medicine
An Insoluble Problem?
Robert Michael Stroud | May 26, 2011
The challenges of crystallizing membrane proteins—and how they’re being overcome.
Making the Gradient
Karen Hopkin | May 26, 2011
Ron Kaback didn’t believe that electrochemical gradients could power the transport of sugars and amino acids across cell membranes—until he proved that they do.
Andrew Carter: Dynein Trailblazer
Hannah Waters | May 26, 2011
Group Leader, Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Medical Research Council. Age: 36
How zebrafish regrow limbs
Cristina Luiggi | May 19, 2011
Because of their ability to differentiate into any cell type, stem cells have been thought to play an important role in limb regeneration processes. 
Lung stem cells -- for real?
Jef Akst | May 14, 2011
There's good, stem cell-related news for another organ this week -- the lung. Researchers say they have found lung stem cells, which may hold therapeutic value for repairing damaged respiratory tissue, according to a study published this week in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM).
Stem cells may mend liver damage
Jef Akst | May 14, 2011
Researchers have found a way to reprogram cells from mouse tails to behave like mature liver cells, which appear to be able to repair damaged livers.
Engineered proteins for fighting flu
Cristina Luiggi | May 14, 2011
In a feat of computational biology, researchers design novel proteins capable of neutralizing a key influenza protein.
Top 7 in cell biology
Jef Akst | May 3, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in cell biology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000
Micro Farmers
Cristina Luiggi | May 1, 2011
Columbia University evolutionary ecologist Dustin Rubenstein explains just why it's so interesting and important to find slime molds that engage in a form of agriculture.
Power Failure
Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2011
Does mitochondrial dysfunction lie at the heart of common, complex diseases like cancer and autism?