publishing, cell & molecular biology
AAAAA Is for Arrested Translation
AAAAA Is for Arrested Translation
Ruth Williams | Jul 24, 2015
Multiple consecutive adenosine nucleotides can cause protein translation machinery to stall on messenger RNAs.
Keeping Science Pubs Clean
Keeping Science Pubs Clean
Jef Akst | Jun 29, 2015
Science releases new guidelines for research transparency, hoping to stem the tide of retractions and misconduct.
Device Trials Go Unpublished
Device Trials Go Unpublished
Kerry Grens | Jun 24, 2015
Just half of the clinical studies used to gain premarket approval for cardiac devices ever make it into the scientific literature.
Regenerative Cardiomyocytes Found
Regenerative Cardiomyocytes Found
Kerry Grens | Jun 24, 2015
Specialized cardiac cells in the mouse heart appear to be the long-sought-after proliferative heart cells.
Extra DNA Base Discovered
Extra DNA Base Discovered
Jef Akst | Jun 23, 2015
An epigenetic variant of cytosine is stable in the genomes of living mice, suggesting a possible expansion of the DNA alphabet.
Widespread Data Duplication
Widespread Data Duplication
Kerry Grens | Jun 17, 2015
Around one out of every four cancer papers scrutinized in a recent study contains questionable figures, and journals and authors aren’t responding to requests for clarification.
The Handedness of Cells
The Handedness of Cells
Kerry Grens | Jun 17, 2015
Actin—the bones of the cell—has a preference for swirling into a counterclockwise pattern.
Retractions Often Due to Plagiarism: Study
Retractions Often Due to Plagiarism: Study
Kerry Grens | Jun 2, 2015
The number of plagiarism-based retractions has grown since the advent of detection software, according to a BioMed Central analysis.
Prominent Cell Biologist Dies
Prominent Cell Biologist Dies
Kerry Grens | May 4, 2015
Cytoskeleton specialist Alan Hall was best known for unpacking the roles of Rho GTPases.   
Cellular Garbage Disposal Illuminated
Cellular Garbage Disposal Illuminated
Bob Grant | Apr 13, 2015
A Harvard team shows how cells label and recognize proteins for degradation.