Lamarck, developmental biology, cell & molecular biology, ecology
Rising Waters Wash Away Cell Lines
Jef Akst | Jul 11, 2011
A Danish cell bank scrambles to save irreplaceable cell and tissue samples in the wake of a flood.
Embryos Right Genetic Wrongs?
Amy Maxmen | Jul 8, 2011
New evidence supports an old idea that embryos with genetic abnormalities can somehow fix themselves early in development.
Cellular Salve
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 8, 2011
Ivan Martin talks about the promise of using cell-based therapies to regenerate joint cartilage.
Radical Reversal
Megan Scudellari | Jul 6, 2011
Free radicals, widely believed to promote cancer, may actually slow tumor growth.
Top 7 in Cancer Biology
Bob Grant | Jul 6, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in cancer biology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000
Dead Cane Toads Are Deadly
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 5, 2011
The deadly-when-eaten invasive amphibians that have been plaguing Australian wildlife for years continue to poison even after they’re dead.
Digit ratio predicts penis length
Jef Akst | Jul 5, 2011
In addition to its relationship to a variety of diseases, the length ratio of the second and fourth fingers also correlates with stretched penile length in men.
Brain Cells Self-Amplify
Jef Akst | Jul 5, 2011
A certain type of neural precursor does it all—replaces itself, differentiates into specialized brain cells, and multiplies into more stem-cell-like cells.
Exosome Explosion
Exosome Explosion
Clotilde Théry, Clotilde Théry | Jul 1, 2011
These small membrane vesicles do much more than clean up a cell’s trash—they also carry signals to distant parts of the body, where they can impact multiple dimensions of cellular life.
Americans Support Stem Cell Research
Jef Akst | Jul 1, 2011
A new study finds that more than two thirds of Americans approve of the use of stem cells in research aiming to cure serious diseases.