scientific illustration, cell & molecular biology
Unknown Protein Structures Predicted
Unknown Protein Structures Predicted
Ruth Williams | Jan 19, 2017
Metagenomic sequence data boosts the power of protein modeling software to yield hundreds of new protein structure predictions.
Replication Complications
Replication Complications
Ruth Williams | Jan 18, 2017
An initiative to replicate key findings in cancer biology yields a preliminary conclusion: it’s difficult.
Bacterial Protein Acts as Prion in Yeast and <em>E. coli</em>
Bacterial Protein Acts as Prion in Yeast and E. coli
Jef Akst | Jan 17, 2017
Clostridium botulinum produces a transcription factor that can aggregate and self-propagate a prion-like form, leading to genome-wide changes in gene expression in E. coli, according to a study.
Researchers Refute Proposed Neuron Migration Pathway
Researchers Refute Proposed Neuron Migration Pathway
Jef Akst | Jan 11, 2017
A team of scientists was unable to replicate controversial, high-profile findings published in 2011.
Video: Watch Cells Crawl To Firmer Ground
Video: Watch Cells Crawl To Firmer Ground
The Scientist Staff | Dec 10, 2016
This collective migration, called durotaxis, depends on which cells get the best grip on a surface.
Swarm-Stimulating Bacterial Enzyme Drives Choanoflagellate Mating
Swarm-Stimulating Bacterial Enzyme Drives Choanoflagellate Mating
Tracy Vence | Dec 8, 2016
Scientists present evidence of bacteria-driven mating in flagellate eukaryotes at the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting.
Controlled Splicing Extends Life Span in Roundworms
Controlled Splicing Extends Life Span in Roundworms
Ruth Williams | Dec 6, 2016
Increasing the expression of an RNA splicing factor mimics dietary restriction, prolonging life in nematodes. 
“Celldance” Selections
“Celldance” Selections
The Scientist Staff | Dec 5, 2016
Highlights from the American Society for Cell Biology’s 2016 video grant competition
Famed Mammalian Embryologist Dies
Famed Mammalian Embryologist Dies
Jef Akst | Dec 2, 2016
Andrzej Tarkowski’s research laid the groundwork for future advances in cloning, stem cell research, and in vitro fertilization.
Doors and Pores
Doors and Pores
Mary Beth Aberlin | Dec 1, 2016
The awesome architecture of the gateways to the nucleus