PCR, cell & molecular biology, microbiology
Gut Bugs Affect Cockroach Poop-ularity
Gut Bugs Affect Cockroach Poop-ularity
Jef Akst | Dec 9, 2015
Commensal bacteria living in the gastrointestinal tracts of cockroaches lace the insects’ feces with chemical cues that mediate social behavior, according to a study.
Metformin Users Have Different Gut Bugs
Metformin Users Have Different Gut Bugs
Kerry Grens | Dec 6, 2015
The popular type 2 diabetes drug may cause profound changes in patients’ microbiomes.
Modern Rehab
Modern Rehab
The Scientist Staff | Dec 1, 2015
See the soldier whose recovery from a debilitating muscle injury was greatly aided by a cellular therapy plus physical therapy.
Getting Back in Shape
Getting Back in Shape
Karen Zusi | Dec 1, 2015
Contrary to years of research suggesting otherwise, most aggregated proteins regain their shape and functionality following heat shock.
Carry-On Luggage
Carry-On Luggage
Kerry Grens | Dec 1, 2015
Without a vacuole, cell-cycle progression stalls out in yeast cells.
Gia Voeltz: Cellular Cartographer
Gia Voeltz: Cellular Cartographer
Karen Zusi | Dec 1, 2015
Associate Professor, Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology, University of Colorado, Boulder. Age: 43
Cellular Rehab
Cellular Rehab
Elie Dolgin | Dec 1, 2015
Physical therapy and exercise are critical to the success of cell therapies approaching the clinic.
BRCA1 Linked to Alzheimer’s
BRCA1 Linked to Alzheimer’s
Jef Akst | Nov 30, 2015
The cancer-related protein BRCA1 is important for learning and memory in mice and is depleted in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients, according to a study.
Cortical Census
Cortical Census
Ruth Williams | Nov 26, 2015
Scientists document the characteristics and connections of mouse neocortical neurons to establish the most detailed microcircuit map to date.
Agar Shortage Limits Lab Supplies
Agar Shortage Limits Lab Supplies
Kerry Grens | Nov 24, 2015
One large provider says the shortfall should clear up by early 2016.