molecular biology
Image of the Day: Nuclear Pore Complex
Image of the Day: Nuclear Pore Complex
The Scientist Staff | Mar 20, 2018
The structure has a stress-resilient architecture reminiscent of suspension bridges.
European Research Council Founder, Molecular Biologist Dies
European Research Council Founder, Molecular Biologist Dies
Catherine Offord | Nov 20, 2017
Fotis Kafatos, a Greek researcher famous for his work on malaria, has died at age 77.
Renowned Molecular Biologist Dies
Renowned Molecular Biologist Dies
Kerry Grens | May 6, 2015
Alexander Rich, discoverer of Z-DNA, the RNA-DNA double helix, and the structure of collagen, has passed away at age 90.
Giant DNA Origami
Giant DNA Origami
Jef Akst | Sep 18, 2014
Researchers create the largest 3-D DNA structures to date, many times bigger than previously constructed origami shapes.
MIT Provost Steps Down
MIT Provost Steps Down
Erin Weeks | Sep 18, 2013
Chris Kaiser, a molecular biologist, leaves his administrative post to return to research and teaching.
Crack Control
Crack Control
Dan Cossins | Mar 1, 2013
Nanoscale cracks in bone dissipate energy to protect against fracture, a process that appears to be regulated by the interaction of two proteins.
Sleep Protection
Sleep Protection
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2013
Inducing certain brain patterns extends non-REM sleep in mice.
Breast Cancer Pioneer Dies
Breast Cancer Pioneer Dies
Jef Akst | Jan 3, 2013
Elwood Jensen, whose research inspired new treatments for breast cancer, has passed away at age 92.
Capsule Reviews
Capsule Reviews
Annie Gottlieb & Bob Grant | Jan 1, 2013
Life's Ratchet, The Annotated and Illustrated Double Helix, The Fractalist and Hallucinations
Real-time Outbreak Sequencing
Real-time Outbreak Sequencing
Dan Cossins | Dec 19, 2012
Sequencing the whole genomes of bacterial pathogens as they spread among hospital patients and health care workers could transform the control of infectious disease.