synthetic, cell & molecular biology
Protein Helps Cells Adapt—or Die
Protein Helps Cells Adapt—or Die
Ruth Williams | Jul 3, 2014
Scientists show how cell stress both prevents and promotes cell suicide in a study that’s equally divisive.
Arrested Development Makes for Long-Lived Worms
Arrested Development Makes for Long-Lived Worms
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 23, 2014
Starvation suspends cellular activity in C. elegans larvae and extends their lifespan. 
Interactome Analysis
Interactome Analysis
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Jun 17, 2014
Study examines tissue-specific protein interactions linked to hereditary diseases.
Beneficial Brew
Beneficial Brew
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Jun 1, 2014
Drinking green tea appears to boost the activity of DNA repair enzymes.
Week in Review: May 26–30
Week in Review: May 26–30
Tracy Vence | May 30, 2014
Human proteome cataloged; island-separated crickets evolved silence; molecule shows promise for combatting coronaviruses; study replication etiquette; another call for STAP retraction
Spotlight on the Cytoskeleton
Spotlight on the Cytoskeleton
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | May 27, 2014
Technique allows researchers to see the inner workings of cellular scaffolding molecules actin and tubulin.
Exercise Can Erase Memories
Exercise Can Erase Memories
Ruth Williams | May 8, 2014
Running causes rodents to forget their fears in part because of increased hippocampal neurogenesis, a study shows.
Week in Review: April 28–May 2
Week in Review: April 28–May 2
Tracy Vence | May 2, 2014
Male scientists stress mice out; using SCNT to reprogram adult cells; acetate can reach mouse brain, reduce appetite; WHO sounds “post-antibiotic era” alarm
Hear Ye, Hear Ye
Hear Ye, Hear Ye
Sarah C.P. Williams | May 1, 2014
Tools for tracking quorum-sensing signals in bacterial colonies
Sophie Dumont: Forces at Play
Sophie Dumont: Forces at Play
Kerry Grens | May 1, 2014
Assistant Professor, Department of Cell & Tissue Biology, University of California, San Francisco. Age: 38