retraction, ecology, cell & molecular biology
Behavior Brief
Megan Scudellari | Jul 13, 2011
A round-up of recent discoveries in behavior research
Circadian Signs of Aging
Kerry Grens | Jul 13, 2011
The neural nexus of the circadian clock shows signs of functional decline as mice age, providing clues as to why sleep patterns tend to change as people grow older.
Rising Waters Wash Away Cell Lines
Jef Akst | Jul 11, 2011
A Danish cell bank scrambles to save irreplaceable cell and tissue samples in the wake of a flood.
Embryos Right Genetic Wrongs?
Amy Maxmen | Jul 8, 2011
New evidence supports an old idea that embryos with genetic abnormalities can somehow fix themselves early in development.
Cellular Salve
Cristina Luiggi | Jul 8, 2011
Ivan Martin talks about the promise of using cell-based therapies to regenerate joint cartilage.
Radical Reversal
Megan Scudellari | Jul 6, 2011
Free radicals, widely believed to promote cancer, may actually slow tumor growth.
Top 7 in Cancer Biology
Bob Grant | Jul 6, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in cancer biology and related areas, from Faculty of 1000
Dead Cane Toads Are Deadly
Edyta Zielinska | Jul 5, 2011
The deadly-when-eaten invasive amphibians that have been plaguing Australian wildlife for years continue to poison even after they’re dead.
Brain Cells Self-Amplify
Jef Akst | Jul 5, 2011
A certain type of neural precursor does it all—replaces itself, differentiates into specialized brain cells, and multiplies into more stem-cell-like cells.
Exosome Explosion
Exosome Explosion
Clotilde Théry, Clotilde Théry | Jul 1, 2011
These small membrane vesicles do much more than clean up a cell’s trash—they also carry signals to distant parts of the body, where they can impact multiple dimensions of cellular life.