model organisms
Of Mice and Metastasis
Of Mice and Metastasis
Amanda B. Keener | Apr 1, 2018
Tools for studying how cancer spreads
Opinion: Address Taxonomic Skew
Opinion: Address Taxonomic Skew
Malcolm F. Rosenthal, Maydianne C.B. Andrade | May 30, 2017
The domination of model organisms and charismatic megafauna in the literature is a disservice to the life sciences.
Enzyme Required for Mitochondrial Genome Destruction
Enzyme Required for Mitochondrial Genome Destruction
Abby Olena | Mar 22, 2017
Mitochondrial DNA polymerase is necessary for the destruction of paternal mtDNA in fruit fly sperm, scientists show.
Dethroning <em>E. coli</em>?
Dethroning E. coli?
Alison F. Takemura | Jun 23, 2016
Some scientists hope to replace microbiology’s workhorse bacterium with fast-growing Vibrio natriegens.
What Lies Sleeping
What Lies Sleeping
Philippe Mourrain | Mar 1, 2016
Why can science still not define this most basic biological process?
Human Genes Can Save Yeast
Human Genes Can Save Yeast
Ruth Williams | May 21, 2015
Replacing yeast genes with their human equivalents reveals functional conservation despite a billion years of divergent evolution.
Llamas as Lab Rats
Llamas as Lab Rats
Jenny Rood | May 1, 2015
From diagnostics to vaccines, llama antibodies point to new directions in HIV research.
Widely Used Antibiotics Affect Mitochondria
Widely Used Antibiotics Affect Mitochondria
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 12, 2015
From plants to mice and human cells, tetracyclines lead to mitochondrial dysfunction in model organisms.
Guinea Pigs to Model Ebola Spread
Guinea Pigs to Model Ebola Spread
Kerry Grens | Jan 5, 2015
A new guinea pig model of Ebola viral transmission shows that direct contact with infected animals is not necessary to catch the disease.
Expanding ENCODE
Expanding ENCODE
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 27, 2014
Latest Encyclopedia of DNA Elements data enable researchers to compare genome regulation across species.