scientific illustration, cell & molecular biology
Tumor Traps
Tumor Traps
Kerry Grens | Apr 1, 2016
After surgery to remove a tumor, neutrophils recruited to the site spit out sticky webs of DNA that aid cancer recurrence.
Cancer's Vanguard
Cancer's Vanguard
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2016
Exosomes are emerging as key players in metastasis.
Cancerous Conduits
Cancerous Conduits
Amanda B. Keener | Apr 1, 2016
Metastatic cancer cells use nanotubes to manipulate blood vessels.
Metabolic Reprogramming
Metabolic Reprogramming
Kivanç Birsoy and David M. Sabatini | Apr 1, 2016
How cancer cells fuel their rapid growth
Under Pressure
Under Pressure
Lance L. Munn and Rakesh K. Jain | Apr 1, 2016
The causes and consequences of physical forces in the tumor microenvironment
A Different Way of Doing Things
A Different Way of Doing Things
Kivanç Birsoy and David M. Sabatini | Apr 1, 2016
Cancer cells exhibit altered metabolic processes that may serve as promising targets for new therapies.
The Forces of Cancer
The Forces of Cancer
Lance L. Munn and Rakesh K. Jain | Apr 1, 2016
A tumor’s physical environment fuels its growth and causes treatment resistance.
Zika Infects Neural Progenitors
Zika Infects Neural Progenitors
Ruth Williams | Mar 4, 2016
Scientists provide a potential biological link between Zika virus infection and microcephaly.
Amoebae Have Human-Like Immunity
Amoebae Have Human-Like Immunity
Jef Akst | Mar 2, 2016
Dictyostelium discoideum produce extracellular nets that can kill bacteria, just as phagocytes in people and other higher animals do, according to a study.
Things That Go Bump
Things That Go Bump
Bob Grant | Mar 1, 2016
Scientists still don’t know why animals sleep or how to define the ubiquitous behavior.