quantitative PCR, immunology, cell & molecular biology
Inner Ear Undertakers
Inner Ear Undertakers
Kerry Grens | Sep 1, 2015
Support cells in the inner ear respond differently to two drugs that kill hair cells.
Hearing Discrepancy Probed
Hearing Discrepancy Probed
Amanda B. Keener | Sep 1, 2015
Common in vitro experiments have distorted the true mechanics of mammalian hair cell stereocilia.
Irisin Redeemed
Irisin Redeemed
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 13, 2015
Researchers who first identified irisin quantitate levels of the hormone in human blood and show it is released during exercise.  
Messages in the Noise
Messages in the Noise
Sarah C.P. Williams | Aug 1, 2015
After spending more than a decade developing tools to study patterns in gene sequences, bioinformaticians are now working on programs to analyze epigenomics data.
The Human Touch
The Human Touch
Kate Yandell | Aug 1, 2015
Can mice with humanlike tissues better model drug effects in people?
Leaving an Imprint
Leaving an Imprint
Anna Azvolinsky | Aug 1, 2015
Among the first to discover epigenetic reprogramming during mammalian development, Wolf Reik has been studying the dynamics of the epigenome for 30 years.
Rethinking Lymphatic Development
Rethinking Lymphatic Development
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 1, 2015
Four studies identify alternative origins for cells of the developing lymphatic system, challenging the long-standing view that they all come from veins.
The Spleen Collectors
The Spleen Collectors
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 1, 2015
Donated organs are helping researchers map out the immune system in humans.
Yun “Nancy” Huang: Eager for Epigenetics
Yun “Nancy” Huang: Eager for Epigenetics
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 1, 2015
Assistant Professor, Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Houston. Age: 35
Mr. Epigenetics
Mr. Epigenetics
The Scientist Staff | Aug 1, 2015
Meet Wolf Reik, August Profilee and Babraham Institute director of research.