red algae, cell & molecular biology, immunology
Drugs target cancer stem cells
Bob Grant | Jun 6, 2011
New compounds are showing promise in targeting subpopulations of cancer stem cells.
Approaching Universality
Rino Rappuoli | Jun 5, 2011
Pitfalls and triumphs on the way to complete vaccine protection.
XMRV doesn't cause chronic fatigue
Tia Ghose | Jun 5, 2011
Two studies point to contamination of patient samples as the cause of a controversial 2009 finding that linked the mouse virus XMRV with chronic fatigue syndrome.
The Anatomy of a High
The Anatomy of a High
Thomas Kosten | Jun 3, 2011
When someone snorts or smokes cocaine, which is composed of small crystalline alkaloid molecules, the drug enters the bloodstream and from there eventually crosses into the heart, brain, and other organs. 
Part Human, Part HIV
Part Human, Part HIV
Gene M. Shearer and Adriano Boasso | Jun 3, 2011
Like other enveloped viruses, HIV exits its host cell enshrouded in the cell’s membrane, which contains membrane molecules such as the human leukocyte antigens (HLA). 
The essence of stem cells
Cristina Luiggi | Jun 3, 2011
Researchers discover a protein that may allow already-differentiated somatic cells to become stem cells.
Dominique Bergmann: Probing Plant Pores
Jef Akst | Jun 3, 2011
Assistant Professor, Department of Biology, Stanford University. Age: 41
What lab mice are made of
Megan Scudellari | Jun 3, 2011
The most detailed genetic maps to date of classical lab mouse strains reveal limited genetic diversity and overwhelmingly originate from a single species of domestic mouse, the researchers report.
Vaccines
Robin A. Weiss and Peter Hale | Jun 1, 2011
Looking back, looking ahead
The Last Vaccine Frontier
Brad Spellberg | Jun 1, 2011
Successful vaccines have been created to protect against pathogenic bacteria and viruses. Why aren’t there any for combating fungal infections?