iPSCs, cell & molecular biology, microbiology
Show Me Your Moves
Show Me Your Moves
Marissa Fessenden | May 1, 2015
Updated classics and new techniques help microbiologists get up close and quantitative.
Eye Stem Cell Therapy Moves Ahead
Eye Stem Cell Therapy Moves Ahead
Kate Yandell | Apr 30, 2015
Researchers inject retinal support cells derived from human embryonic stem cells into the eyes of four men with macular degeneration, bolstering evidence of the experimental treatment’s safety.
Bacterial Taxis Deliver Proteins
Bacterial Taxis Deliver Proteins
Kerry Grens | Apr 28, 2015
Reengineered protein-shuttling machinery can be used to inject a particular protein into mammalian cells, according to a proof-of-principle study.
How a Popular Probiotic Works
How a Popular Probiotic Works
Kerry Grens | Apr 16, 2015
Eating a type of bacterium encourages the activity of other gut microbes, according to a small study.
Cellular Garbage Disposal Illuminated
Cellular Garbage Disposal Illuminated
Bob Grant | Apr 13, 2015
A Harvard team shows how cells label and recognize proteins for degradation.
2015 Top 10 Innovations: Enter Today!
2015 Top 10 Innovations: Enter Today!
The Scientist | Apr 13, 2015
Submissions are officially open for this year’s Top 10 Innovations contest.
A Benefit of Failed Pregnancy?
A Benefit of Failed Pregnancy?
Ruth Williams | Apr 9, 2015
Scientists find a common genetic variant in mothers that decreases the chance of successful pregnancy.
Enzyme Improves CRISPR
Enzyme Improves CRISPR
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2015
A smaller Cas9 protein enables in vivo genome engineering via viral vectors.
Yvonne Saenger: Immunotherapy Pioneer
Yvonne Saenger: Immunotherapy Pioneer
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2015
Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Columbia University. Age: 41
Manipulative Microbiomes
Manipulative Microbiomes
Jenny Rood | Apr 1, 2015
Gut bacteria control tumor growth via the mammalian immune system.