publishing, cell & molecular biology
Zika Infects Neural Progenitors
Zika Infects Neural Progenitors
Ruth Williams | Mar 4, 2016
Scientists provide a potential biological link between Zika virus infection and microcephaly.
Amoebae Have Human-Like Immunity
Amoebae Have Human-Like Immunity
Jef Akst | Mar 2, 2016
Dictyostelium discoideum produce extracellular nets that can kill bacteria, just as phagocytes in people and other higher animals do, according to a study.
Sugar Time
Sugar Time
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2016
Metabolic activity, not light, drives the circadian clock in cyanobacteria.
Things That Go Bump
Things That Go Bump
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2016
Scientists still don’t know why animals sleep or how to define the ubiquitous behavior.
Characterizing Sleep
Characterizing Sleep
James M. Krueger, Sandip Roy | Mar 1, 2016
Sleep-like patterns of neural activity are apparent not just at the level of the whole brain, but also in isolated neural circuits.
Week in Review: February 22–26
Week in Review: February 22–26
Jef Akst | Feb 26, 2016
Questions about how E. coli evolves; spermatids in a dish; fighting bacteria with virus-like molecule; what drives metastasis; antibodies fight Ebola in monkeys
Mutations Not Tied to Metastasis
Mutations Not Tied to Metastasis
Kerry Grens | Feb 25, 2016
Clinical cases link immune changes to a cancer’s spread through the body, but find no role for so-called “driver” mutations.
Adjustable Brain Cells
Adjustable Brain Cells
Ruth Williams | Feb 18, 2016
Neighboring neurons can manipulate astrocytes. 
Stem Cells to Blame for Hair Loss?
Stem Cells to Blame for Hair Loss?
Jef Akst | Feb 8, 2016
Two new studies point to factors in hair follicle stem cells as players in age-related hair loss.
Aging Shrinks Chromosomes
Aging Shrinks Chromosomes
Ruth Williams | Feb 5, 2016
A study on human cells reveals how cellular aging affects the 3-D architecture of chromosomes.