scientific illustration, cell & molecular biology
The RNA Age: A Primer
The RNA Age: A Primer
Ruth Williams | May 11, 2017
Our guide to all known forms of RNA, from cis-NAT to vault RNA and everything in between.
Picking Out Patterns
Picking Out Patterns
Kelly Rae Chi | May 1, 2017
Machine-learning algorithms can automate the analysis of cell images and data.
Valerie Horsley Gets Under Skin
Valerie Horsley Gets Under Skin
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2017
The Yale University cell and molecular biologist is probing the deep mysteries of epidermal cells.
Noncoding RNA Helps Cells Recover from DNA Damage
Noncoding RNA Helps Cells Recover from DNA Damage
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2017
Scientists discover transcripts from the same gene that can express both proteins and noncoding RNA.
 
Infographic: Proteasome Basics
Infographic: Proteasome Basics
John Hines and Craig M. Crews | Apr 30, 2017
The structure and function of the cell's protein-degrading machine
Extra Centrosomes Can Drive Tumor Formation in Mice
Extra Centrosomes Can Drive Tumor Formation in Mice
Diana Kwon | Apr 1, 2017
Mice engineered to overproduce the organelles involved in cell division spontaneously develop malignancies.
Starvation Response Triggers Melanoma Invasion
Starvation Response Triggers Melanoma Invasion
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2017
Through similar mechanisms, amino acid depletion in culture and cytokine activity in the tumor microenvironment prompt cancer cells to metastasize.
Circadian Rhythms Influence Treatment Effects
Circadian Rhythms Influence Treatment Effects
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Apr 1, 2017
Across many diseases, taking medication at specific times of day may make the therapy more effective.
Infographic: Circadian Clock Affects Health and Disease
Infographic: Circadian Clock Affects Health and Disease
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Mar 31, 2017
The body's rhythms could affect numerous ailments as well as how people respond to treatments.
Infographic: Mechanisms of Resistance
Infographic: Mechanisms of Resistance
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 31, 2017
Cancers appear to be able to evolve resistance to many of the therapies doctors have tried.