MODIS, cell & molecular biology
Inactive Actin
Inactive Actin
Anna Azvolinsky | May 1, 2014
Clathrin-mediated endocytosis shuts down during mitosis in eukaryotic cells because all of the required actin is hoarded by the cytoskeleton.
Rare Fat Keeps Fly from Freezing
Rare Fat Keeps Fly from Freezing
Sandhya Sekar | Apr 30, 2014
Researchers report the first evidence of cryopreservation by an overwintering insect in which stores of an uncommon lipid are critical.
Week in Review: April 21–25
Week in Review: April 21–25
Tracy Vence | Apr 25, 2014
Evolution of Y chromosome; delivering gene with “bionic ears”; diversity of an important cyanobacterium; charting genome-sequencing progress; blockbuster pharma deals
Artificial Blood Is Patient-Ready
Artificial Blood Is Patient-Ready
Jef Akst | Apr 16, 2014
In the midst of news that engineered organs are being implanted into animals and people, researchers announce the creation of artificial blood for transplant.
Women Receive Lab-Grown Vaginas
Women Receive Lab-Grown Vaginas
Jef Akst | Apr 14, 2014
Doctors implant custom-made organs, built from a tissue sample and a biodegradable scaffold, into four female patients born with underdeveloped or missing vaginas.
Week in Review: April 7–11
Week in Review: April 7–11
Tracy Vence | Apr 11, 2014
Stress and telomere length in children; osmotic channel protein identified; amoeba nibbles, then kills cells; amphetamine and mental disorder risk; news from AACR
Key Osmotic Channel Protein Identified
Key Osmotic Channel Protein Identified
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Apr 10, 2014
A little-studied protein appears to be a critical part of the perplexing channel that prevents cells from bursting.
Amoeba Eats Cells Alive
Amoeba Eats Cells Alive
Ed Yong | Apr 9, 2014
The intestinal parasite Entamoeba histolytica kills host cells by tearing pieces from them, which it then eats.
Bridging Two Worlds
Bridging Two Worlds
Rachel Bernstein | Apr 4, 2014
Lynne Quarmby’s love of the natural world inspires her to explore beyond her cell biology lab through art.
Week in Review: March 31–April 4
Week in Review: March 31–April 4
Tracy Vence | Apr 4, 2014
Transcriptional landscape of the fetal brain; how a parasitic worm invades plants; difficulties reproducing “breakthrough” heart regeneration method; oxytocin and dishonesty