microRNA
Bouncing Back
Bouncing Back
Ashley P. Taylor | Feb 1, 2015
In mice, a transcriptional regulator, β-catenin, activates a microRNA-processing pathway in the nucleus accumbens to promote resilience to social stress.
Stubbornly Persistent
Stubbornly Persistent
Mary Beth Aberlin | Feb 1, 2015
Microorganisms continually challenge our assumptions of what life can achieve.
Contributors
Contributors
Molly Sharlach and Jenny Rood | Feb 1, 2015
Meet some of the people featured in the February 2015 issue of The Scientist.
Reducing Gene Therapy-Related Risk
Reducing Gene Therapy-Related Risk
Kerry Grens | Jan 22, 2015
In a mouse model of a rare disease, scientists have figured out how to reduce the elevated cancer risk tied to a gene therapy treatment.
Communicating Across Kingdoms?
Communicating Across Kingdoms?
Sandhya Sekar | Dec 15, 2014
Researchers pinpoint microRNAs that could play a role in how Wolbachia bacteria manipulate their arthropod hosts.
CRISPR Pioneers Honored
CRISPR Pioneers Honored
Molly Sharlach | Nov 18, 2014
Influential researchers receive the 2015 Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences.
Tumor Exosomes Make microRNAs
Tumor Exosomes Make microRNAs
Kerry Grens | Oct 27, 2014
Cellular blebs shed by tumor cells can process short stretches of RNA that go on to induce tumor formation in neighboring cells.
Cone Cell Correctors
Cone Cell Correctors
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Oct 1, 2014
In mice, adult cone cell outer segments and their visual functions deteriorate if two microRNAs are not present.
RNA-based Sex Determination?
RNA-based Sex Determination?
Bob Grant | Aug 20, 2014
Researchers find that microRNAs may play a role some of the sexual differences seen in fruit flies.
Pregnancy Stress Spans Generations
Pregnancy Stress Spans Generations
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 7, 2014
The stressors a female rat experiences during pregnancy can have repercussions for her granddaughters, a study shows.