quantitative PCR, cell & molecular biology, developmental biology
A Twist of Fate
A Twist of Fate
Jonathan Slack | Mar 1, 2014
Once believed to be irrevocably differentiated, mature cells are now proving to be flexible, able to switch identities with relatively simple manipulation.
Tension Tracker
Tension Tracker
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 1, 2014
For the first time, researchers quantify the mechanical forces cells exert on one another.
Exosome Tentacles
Exosome Tentacles
Kerry Grens | Mar 1, 2014
Unlike the usual smooth, spherical shape of exosomes, glioblastoma-derived exosomes appear to have long nanofilaments protruding from their surfaces.
Making New Spinal Neurons
Making New Spinal Neurons
Ed Yong | Feb 25, 2014
With a single gene, scientists reprogram supporting cells in the spines of living mice into new neurons.
Triglyceride Clock
Triglyceride Clock
Abby Olena | Feb 10, 2014
The timing of meals affects the levels of lipids in the livers of mice, according to a study.
Neural Target for Autism?
Neural Target for Autism?
Jef Akst | Feb 7, 2014
Mouse and rat models of the developmental disorder responded positively to a drug given to their mothers a day before birth.
More Retractions for Fallen Scientist
More Retractions for Fallen Scientist
Kerry Grens | Feb 7, 2014
Molecular and Cellular Biology pulls five papers from endocrinologist Shigeaki Kato.
Unmasking Secret Identities
Unmasking Secret Identities
Kate Yandell | Feb 1, 2014
A tour of techniques for measuring DNA hydroxymethylation
Meiosis Maven
Meiosis Maven
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 1, 2014
Fueled by her love of visual data and addicted to chromosomes, Abby Dernburg continues to study how homologous chromosomes find each other during gamete formation.
Week in Review: January 27–31
Week in Review: January 27–31
Tracy Vence | Jan 31, 2014
Stimulus-triggered pluripotency; antioxidants speed lung tumor growth; the importance of seminal vesicles; how a plant pathogen jumps hosts