microscope, cell & molecular biology
Biology Hacklabs
Biology Hacklabs
Megan Scudellari | Mar 1, 2013
Fueled by donations, sweat, and occasional dumpster diving, community laboratories for DIY biologists are cropping up around the country.
Synthetic Peptide Fools Immune System
Synthetic Peptide Fools Immune System
Dan Cossins | Feb 21, 2013
Researchers have created a molecule that helps nanoparticles evade immune attack and could improve drug delivery.
 
Lucrative Prize for Life Scientists
Lucrative Prize for Life Scientists
Dan Cossins | Feb 21, 2013
Three Silicon Valley entrepreneurs are offering $3 million to scientists demonstrating excellence in biology and medical research.
Mitochondria Versus Nucleus
Mitochondria Versus Nucleus
Juliet Ash | Feb 15, 2013
Disruptions in the interaction between nuclear and mitochondrial DNA can lead to deficiencies in the mitochondrial energy-generating process, affecting fitness.
Non-coding Repeats Cause Peptide Clumps
Non-coding Repeats Cause Peptide Clumps
Ruth Williams | Feb 7, 2013
Protein aggregates in the brains of some people with dementia or motor neuron disease have a surprising origin.
New TB Vaccine Fails Trial
New TB Vaccine Fails Trial
Dan Cossins | Feb 4, 2013
One of the most advanced tuberculosis vaccines has failed to protect infants from getting the disease in a clinical trial, but it may be effective in adults.
Stem-Cell Clinic Moves to Mexico
Stem-Cell Clinic Moves to Mexico
Dan Cossins | Feb 1, 2013
A company offering experimental stem-cell treatments will carry out its procedures in Mexico after the FDA warned that it would need approval to operate in the U.S.
 
Go Forth, Cells
Go Forth, Cells
Dan Cossins | Feb 1, 2013
Watch the cell transplant experiments in zebrafish that suggest certain embryonic cells rely on intrinsic directional cues for collective migration.
Photonic Colored Creatures
Photonic Colored Creatures
Cristina Luiggi | Feb 1, 2013
Animals and plants come in a dizzying array of colors. Current research is cracking into the remarkable structures behind nature's artistic display.
Fellow Travelers
Fellow Travelers
Dan Cossins | Feb 1, 2013
Collective cell migration relies on a directional signal that comes from the moving cluster, rather than from external cues.