metazoans, immunology, cell & molecular biology
Riboswitch Flip Kills Bacteria
Riboswitch Flip Kills Bacteria
Ruth Williams | Sep 30, 2015
Scientists discover a novel antibacterial molecule that targets a vital RNA regulatory element.
New Virus Discovered in Human Blood
New Virus Discovered in Human Blood
Jef Akst | Sep 23, 2015
Researchers identify a novel virus in blood samples taken in the 1970s.
Alleged Scoop Sours Magnetoreceptor Collaboration
Alleged Scoop Sours Magnetoreceptor Collaboration
Kerry Grens | Sep 21, 2015
University administrators request a retraction upon learning that one researcher scooped another’s results despite having agreed not to.
Gel Heals Heart Attack Injury
Gel Heals Heart Attack Injury
Kerry Grens | Sep 18, 2015
A collagen patch seeded with a regenerative protein helps mice and pigs regain cardiac function after a heart attack.
How Caffeine Affects the Body Clock
How Caffeine Affects the Body Clock
Ruth Williams | Sep 16, 2015
Evening consumption of the drug leads human circadian rhythms to lag.
Dengue’s Downfall?
Dengue’s Downfall?
Jef Akst | Sep 15, 2015
Researchers characterize a protein that could be key to the virus’s virulence—and to developing a vaccine against the mosquito-borne disease.
Identity-Shifting Brain Cells
Identity-Shifting Brain Cells
Ruth Williams | Sep 10, 2015
Cortical interneurons in mice exhibit activity-dependent alterations to their characteristic firing patterns.
Immune Cells Can Deliver Deadly Packages
Immune Cells Can Deliver Deadly Packages
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 8, 2015
Much of the CD4+ T-cell death that occurs during HIV infection may be caused by direct delivery of the virus from neighboring cells, a study shows.
Body, Heal Thyself
Body, Heal Thyself
Jason Liebowitz | Sep 1, 2015
Reviving a decades-old hypothesis of autoimmunity
Inner Ear Cartography
Inner Ear Cartography
Ruth Williams | Sep 1, 2015
Scientists map the position of cells within the organ of Corti.