PCR, cell & molecular biology
New Organelle: The Tannosome
New Organelle: The Tannosome
Kerry Grens | Sep 23, 2013
Researchers identify a structure in plants responsible for the production of tannins.
Focus on the Host
Focus on the Host
Tracy Vence | Sep 18, 2013
A patient response-based gene expression signature can distinguish respiratory infections caused by viruses from those of bacterial or fungal origin.
Inducing Pluripotency Every Time
Inducing Pluripotency Every Time
Ed Yong | Sep 18, 2013
By removing a single gene, adult cells can be reprogrammed into a stem-like state with nearly 100 percent efficiency.
Out of Sync
Out of Sync
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2013
Why eating at the wrong times is tied to such profound and negative effects on our bodies
Mind the Clock
Mind the Clock
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2013
Many of the body's tissues can tell time, and these peripheral clocks can be influenced by environmental cues, such as the timing of food consumption.
Eat Less and Live Longer?
Eat Less and Live Longer?
Debamita Chatterjee | Aug 13, 2013
Mice on a low-calorie diet harbor a distinct population of gut microorganisms that helps prolong life.
Sketching out Cell Theory, circa 1837
Sketching out Cell Theory, circa 1837
Kate Yandell | Aug 1, 2013
How a dinner-table conversation between two biologists led to the formulation of the theory that cells are the building blocks of all living organisms.
Gene Silencing Is Golden
Gene Silencing Is Golden
Carina Storrs | Aug 1, 2013
A beginner’s how-to on RNAi screening in mammalian cells
Cellular Pegs-in-Holes
Cellular Pegs-in-Holes
Ruth Williams | Aug 1, 2013
Cell-containing hydrogel shapes fit into a template to create an artificial tissue environment.
Remaking Nature
Remaking Nature
Kent H. Redford | Aug 1, 2013
Synthetic biologists need to work together with conservationists to understand the environmental consequences of this new technology.