microbiology, developmental biology, neuroscience
Model Citizen
Karen Hopkin | Mar 1, 2012
With an eye to understanding animal regeneration, Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado has turned a freshwater planarian into a model system to watch.
Biota Babble
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 1, 2012
Editor's choice in immunology
How Tigers Get Their Stripes
Bob Grant | Feb 22, 2012
For the first time researchers have demonstrated the molecular tango that gives rise to repeating patterns in developing animal embryos.
Alzheimer's Drugs Harmful?
Bob Grant | Feb 20, 2012
The researcher who helped develop an Alzheimer's treatment now in clinical trials warns that the compound may actually impair memory.
Signs of Neuro-problems?
Jef Akst | Feb 17, 2012
The likelihood of developing dementia later in life may be predicted by the speed at which people walk, while grip strength may predict stroke.
TB Screen Glows Green
Sabrina Richards | Feb 13, 2012
Infection by GFP-encoding viruses enables quick, easy detection of tuberculosis in patient samples.
Comment on New NIH Center
Megan Scudellari | Feb 10, 2012
Input lines are open for the National Institute of Substance Use and Addiction Disorders.
Cell Change Up
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 9, 2012
Imaging cell cytoskeletons during early embryonic development leads researchers to uncover a new regulator of cell shape
Brain Proteins May Be Key to Aging
Bob Grant | Feb 8, 2012
Deterioration of long-lived proteins on the surface of neuronal nuclei in the brain could lead to age-related defects in nervous function.
C. diff Infection Source Unclear
Sabrina Richards | Feb 7, 2012
Only a quarter of Clostridium difficile infections in one hospital system were traced to contact with a symptomatic patient.