infection, cell & molecular biology
The Role of DNA Base Modifications
The Role of DNA Base Modifications
Skirmantas Kriaucionis | Sep 1, 2017
Researchers are just beginning to scratch the surface of how several newly recognized epigenetic changes function in the genome.
Infographic: Brain Infection and Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology
Infographic: Brain Infection and Alzheimer’s Disease Pathology
Jill U. Adams | Aug 31, 2017
Emerging evidence links bacterial or viral infection with the neuropathology of Alzheimer’s disease.
Infographic: Why Not All Cell Divisions Are Equal
Infographic: Why Not All Cell Divisions Are Equal
Shawna Williams | Aug 31, 2017
Phosphorylation of a protein called Sara found on the surface of endosomes appears to be a key regulator of asymmetric splitting in fruit flies.
The Ever-Expanding T-Cell World: A Primer
The Ever-Expanding T-Cell World: A Primer
Ashley P. Taylor | Aug 7, 2017
Researchers continue to identify new T-cell subtypes—and devise ways to use them to fight cancer. The Scientist attempts to catalog them all.
Fascinated by Folding
Fascinated by Folding
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 3, 2017
Lila Gierasch uses biochemical tools to understand how linear chains of amino acids turn into complex three-dimensional structures.
Technique Rapidly Generates Monoclonal Antibodies In Vitro
Technique Rapidly Generates Monoclonal Antibodies In Vitro
Josh P. Roberts | Jul 25, 2017
A new method stimulates B cells to make human antigen-specific antibodies, obviating the need for vaccinating blood donors or hunting for rare B cells.
The Unlikely Relationship Between a Brittle Star and a Sea Pansy
The Unlikely Relationship Between a Brittle Star and a Sea Pansy
Aggie Mika | Jul 17, 2017
The presence of similar light-emitting enzymes in the distantly related organisms lends new insight into bioluminescence evolution.
Researchers Uncover Previously Unknown Immune Cell Subtypes
Researchers Uncover Previously Unknown Immune Cell Subtypes
Aggie Mika | Jul 17, 2017
Using single-cell RNA sequencing, scientists characterize new populations of dendritic cells and monocytes.
Your Body Is Teeming with Weed Receptors
Your Body Is Teeming with Weed Receptors
Megan Scudellari | Jul 17, 2017
And the same endocannabinoid system that translates marijuana's buzz-inducing compounds into a high plays crucial roles in health and disease outside the brain.
Uncovering Functions of Circular RNAs
Uncovering Functions of Circular RNAs
Catherine Offord | Jul 17, 2017
Recent research has revealed many surprises about circular RNAs, from findings that they are translated in vivo to links between their expression and disease.