Lamarck, cell & molecular biology
How Caffeine Fights Cancer
Jef Akst | Aug 15, 2011
Caffeinated drinks may help prevent skin cancer by inhibiting a DNA repair pathway, thus killing potentially precancerous cells.
Designing Worm Proteins
Jef Akst | Aug 15, 2011
For the first time, researchers have engineered a multicellular organism that incorporates a synthetic amino acid into its proteins.
Cancer Researcher Fabricated Data
Jessica P. Johnson | Aug 11, 2011
Sheng Wang leaves the Boston University School of Medicine and agrees to retract two published studies.
Baruj Benacerraf Dies
Edyta Zielinska | Aug 3, 2011
The Nobel Prize winner who discovered the gene that encodes the major histocompatibility complex passes away at age 90.
Hungry Neurons = Hungry Person
Katherine Bagley | Aug 2, 2011
Starving brain cells can stimulate hunger through a common cannibalistic act, possibly explaining why some dieters can’t resist temptation.
Helpful Bacterial Metabolites
Helpful Bacterial Metabolites
Michelle G. Rooks and Wendy S. Garrett | Aug 1, 2011
While gut microbiota appear to have both positive and negative impacts on our  health, in the guts of healthy, lean individuals, the good outweighs the bad.  
Harmful Bacterial Metabolites
Harmful Bacterial Metabolites
Michelle G. Rooks and Wendy S. Garrett | Aug 1, 2011
Gut bacteria that feed on healthy food appear to amplify the nutritional benefits of those foods. However, they also appear to amplify the undesirable effects of unhealthy food. 
The Right Sort
Richard P. Grant | Aug 1, 2011
Using the strongest molecular binding partnership in biology to separate different cell types.
The Right Sort
Richard P. Grant | Aug 1, 2011
Isolating specific cell types from a mass of plant or animal tissue is laborious and tricky. 
It's a Cell-Eat-Cell World
Jef Akst | Aug 1, 2011
For more than 100 years, pathologists have observed cancer cells engulfing other live cells, but scientists are only now beginning to understand how it happens and what it means for tumorigenesis.