PCR, cell & molecular biology
Building Support for Basic Research
Building Support for Basic Research
Tracy Vence | Dec 16, 2013
The push toward translational research was a much-discussed topic at the annual American Society for Cell Biology meeting.
Spotlight on Stem Cells
Spotlight on Stem Cells
Tracy Vence | Dec 16, 2013
Elaine Fuchs and Craig Venter touted the promise of stem cell research at the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting.
Inside Information
Inside Information
Abby Olena | Dec 16, 2013
Researchers develop a nanobiopsy technique for sampling the contents of living cells.
Gut Bacteria Vary with Diet
Gut Bacteria Vary with Diet
Jef Akst | Dec 13, 2013
Extreme diets can alter the microbial makeup of the human GI tract, and change the behavior of those bacteria.
Week in Review: December 9–13
Week in Review: December 9–13
Tracy Vence | Dec 13, 2013
Animal family tree rearranged; how E. coli evades the immune system; pharmacological chaperones and misfolded proteins
Opinion: Science Counterculture
Opinion: Science Counterculture
Usha Nair | Dec 9, 2013
On taking DIYbio to the next level
Week in Review: December 2–6
Week in Review: December 2–6
Tracy Vence | Dec 6, 2013
Oldest hominin DNA sequence; visualizing dyslexia; testing CRISPR; cancer and autoimmunity
A Cancer Culprit in Autoimmunity
A Cancer Culprit in Autoimmunity
Ruth Williams | Dec 5, 2013
Scientists discover that cancer can drive the autoimmune disorder scleroderma.
Opinion: Of Mice and Men
Opinion: Of Mice and Men
K. John Morrow Jr. | Dec 3, 2013
Researchers scramble to put mouse cancer models on solid footing.
PCR: Past, Present, & Future
PCR: Past, Present, & Future
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Dec 1, 2013
Highlights from a webinar held by The Scientist to celebrate 30 years of PCR: the technique's invention, quantitative real-time PCR, and digital PCR