quantitative PCR, cell & molecular biology, developmental biology
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.
Bacterial Quid Pro Quo
Bacterial Quid Pro Quo
Tracy Vence | Aug 19, 2013
Pseudomonas aeruginosa gather swarming speed at the expense of their ability to form biofilms in an experimental evolution setup.
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.
Stem Cells Open Up Options
Stem Cells Open Up Options
Sabrina Richards | Aug 13, 2013
Pluripotent cells can help regenerate tissues and maintain long life—and they may also help animals jumpstart drastically new lifestyles.
Smoke Detectors
Smoke Detectors
Kate Yandell | Aug 1, 2013
Ancient receptors in seeds bind a small molecule in smoke that promotes germination.
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.
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.
Gene Silencing Is Golden
Gene Silencing Is Golden
Carina Storrs | Aug 1, 2013
A beginner’s how-to on RNAi screening in mammalian cells
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.