mouse model, cell & molecular biology
Scientists Skip Cell Line Validation
Scientists Skip Cell Line Validation
Kerry Grens | Oct 12, 2015
Despite known problems with contamination and mislabeled cell lines, most researchers continue to operate without authenticating cells’ identity.
Neurogenesis in the Mammalian Brain
Neurogenesis in the Mammalian Brain
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2015
Neuron nurseries in the adult brains of rodents and humans appear to influence cognitive function.
Cultural Riches
Cultural Riches
Anna Azvolinsky | Oct 1, 2015
Researchers devise new techniques to facilitate growing bacteria collected from the environment.
Brain Freeze
Brain Freeze
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2015
A common tissue fixation method distorts the true neuronal landscape.
Riboswitch Flip Kills Bacteria
Riboswitch Flip Kills Bacteria
Ruth Williams | Sep 30, 2015
Scientists discover a novel antibacterial molecule that targets a vital RNA regulatory element.
New Virus Discovered in Human Blood
New Virus Discovered in Human Blood
Jef Akst | Sep 23, 2015
Researchers identify a novel virus in blood samples taken in the 1970s.
Alleged Scoop Sours Magnetoreceptor Collaboration
Alleged Scoop Sours Magnetoreceptor Collaboration
Kerry Grens | Sep 21, 2015
University administrators request a retraction upon learning that one researcher scooped another’s results despite having agreed not to.
Gel Heals Heart Attack Injury
Gel Heals Heart Attack Injury
Kerry Grens | Sep 18, 2015
A collagen patch seeded with a regenerative protein helps mice and pigs regain cardiac function after a heart attack.
How Caffeine Affects the Body Clock
How Caffeine Affects the Body Clock
Ruth Williams | Sep 16, 2015
Evening consumption of the drug leads human circadian rhythms to lag.
Identity-Shifting Brain Cells
Identity-Shifting Brain Cells
Ruth Williams | Sep 10, 2015
Cortical interneurons in mice exhibit activity-dependent alterations to their characteristic firing patterns.