open science, cell & molecular biology
2015 Top 10 Innovations: Enter Today!
2015 Top 10 Innovations: Enter Today!
The Scientist | Apr 13, 2015
Submissions are officially open for this year’s Top 10 Innovations contest.
A Benefit of Failed Pregnancy?
A Benefit of Failed Pregnancy?
Ruth Williams | Apr 9, 2015
Scientists find a common genetic variant in mothers that decreases the chance of successful pregnancy.
Online Platforms to Share Medical Data Launch
Online Platforms to Share Medical Data Launch
Jenny Rood | Apr 1, 2015
The “Genes for Good” Facebook app and the Open Humans Network plan to recruit large numbers of volunteers for medical studies using social media.
Book Excerpt from <em>p53</em>
Book Excerpt from p53
Sue Armstrong | Apr 1, 2015
In Chapter 12, "Of Mice and Men," author Sue Armstrong recounts the point at which researchers moved from working with p53 in tissue culture to studying the gene in animal models.
Cancer Immunotherapist
Cancer Immunotherapist
Jef Akst | Apr 1, 2015
Scientist to Watch Yvonne Saenger explains recent advances in using biomarkers to identify cancer patients who might benefit most from immunotherapy.
Cancer Kismet
Cancer Kismet
Jenny Rood | Apr 1, 2015
Fate mapping allows researchers to follow cancer progression from its cell type of origin.
Control ALT, Delete Cancer
Control ALT, Delete Cancer
Haroldo Silva, David Halvorsen, Jeremy D. Henson | Apr 1, 2015
Treating cancer by shutting down the alternative lengthening of telomeres (ALT) pathway
Getting Your Sugar Fix
Getting Your Sugar Fix
Kate Yandell | Apr 1, 2015
A guide to glycan microarrays
Setbacks and Great Leaps
Setbacks and Great Leaps
Sue Armstrong | Apr 1, 2015
The tale of p53, a widely studied tumor suppressor gene, illustrates the inventiveness of researchers who turn mishaps into discoveries.
Toggling Between Life and Death
Toggling Between Life and Death
Ashley P. Taylor | Apr 1, 2015
In estrogen receptor–positive breast cancer, the transcription factor IRF1 tips the balance between cellular suicide and survival through autophagy.