PCR, cell & molecular biology
A Vaulted Mystery
A Vaulted Mystery
Eufemia S. Putortì and Massimo P. Crippa | Aug 1, 2014
Nearly 30 years after the discovery of tiny barrel-shape structures called vaults, their natural functions remain elusive. Nevertheless, researchers are beginning to put these nanoparticles to work in biomedicine.
Next Generation: See-through Mice
Next Generation: See-through Mice
Ruth Williams | Jul 31, 2014
An improved tissue-clearing technique makes whole animals transparent.
Week in Review: July 21–25
Week in Review: July 21–25
Tracy Vence | Jul 25, 2014
Blood-based Alzheimer’s diagnostics; CRISPR cuts out HIV; Leishmania and the sand fly microbiome; deconstructing the lionfish science fair debacle
Airborne MERS?
Airborne MERS?
Tracy Vence | Jul 22, 2014
Researchers detect traces of the Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus in the air of a barn housing an infected camel.
Week in Review: July 14–18
Week in Review: July 14–18
Tracy Vence | Jul 18, 2014
Converting heart muscle to pacemaker cells in pigs; alternative splicing and the human proteome; questioning a reported yogurt mold-illness link; H. pylori swiftly find mouse stomach injuries
Human Skin Can “Smell” Odors
Human Skin Can “Smell” Odors
Jef Akst | Jul 10, 2014
Olfactory receptors in the skin may help repair damaged tissue, a study shows.
Protein Helps Cells Adapt—or Die
Protein Helps Cells Adapt—or Die
Ruth Williams | Jul 3, 2014
Scientists show how cell stress both prevents and promotes cell suicide in a study that’s equally divisive.
The Sooner, The Better
The Sooner, The Better
Nicholette Zeliadt | Jul 1, 2014
New approaches to diagnosing bacterial infections may one day allow the identification of pathogens and their antibiotic susceptibility in a matter of hours or minutes.
Arrested Development Makes for Long-Lived Worms
Arrested Development Makes for Long-Lived Worms
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 23, 2014
Starvation suspends cellular activity in C. elegans larvae and extends their lifespan. 
Interactome Analysis
Interactome Analysis
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 17, 2014
Study examines tissue-specific protein interactions linked to hereditary diseases.