induced pluripotent stem cell, cell & molecular biology, disease & medicine
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?
New Blood for Gene Therapy
Megan Scudellari | May 1, 2011
A promising gene therapy trial, derailed by cancerous side effects in a young patient, is set to reboot with the help of next generation gene-transfer vectors.
The Movement of Goods Around the Cell
Patricia Bassereau and Bruno Goud | Apr 1, 2011
A biologist and a physicist collaborate on a decade-long exploration of the physical parameters of membrane traffic in eukaryotic cells.
Family Affair
Megan Scudellari | Apr 1, 2011
In discovering their shared ancestry, a distantly related animal geneticist and plant pathologist find a common thread in their work on immune receptors.
The “Me Decade” of Cancer
Sarah Greene | Apr 1, 2011
Drugs that target specific tumors are harbingers of a new era of genetically informed medicine.
Optical Tweezers
Patricia Bassereau and Bruno Goud | Apr 1, 2011
Institut Curie researchers Bruno Goud, a biologist, and Patricia Bassereau, a physicist, talk about their fruitful, decade-long collaboration exploring the physics of membrane trafficking in a Skype interview conducted by Associate Editor Richard P. Grant.
Where Cancer and Inflammation Intersect
Where Cancer and Inflammation Intersect
Giorgio Trinchieri | Apr 1, 2011
Recent clinical trials have reignited the interest in simple anti-inflammatory drugs like aspirin for controlling the inflammation associated with cancer. 
An Aspirin for your Cancer?
Giorgio Trinchieri | Apr 1, 2011
Can tumors—which can originate from, and often resemble, chronically inflamed tissue—be curtailed using familiar anti-inflammatory agents, without their side effects?
Fountain of Youth?
Richard P. Grant | Apr 1, 2011
Preston Estep discusses the role that telomeres play in the aging process.