techniques, immunology, developmental biology
Memory Tools for Plants
Amy Coombs | Jun 4, 2012
How plants pass defenses to offspring through a complex molecular network
Avant-Garde Science
Mary Beth Aberlin | Jun 1, 2012
Why naked mole-rats and experimental gene therapies remind me of groundbreaking artists.
Grading on the Curve
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 1, 2012
Actin filaments respond to pressure by forming branches at their curviest spots, helping resist the push.
Tracing the Ephemeral
Hannah Waters | Jun 1, 2012
A novel reporter system can track the ever-changing levels of the plant signal auxin with great precision.
Growing Human Eggs
Hannah Waters | Jun 1, 2012
Germline stem cells discovered in human ovaries can be cultured into fresh eggs.
Microbiology Goes High-Tech
Jeffrey M. Perkel | Jun 1, 2012
Out with toothpicks and pipettors; in with automation.
Sons of Next Gen
Tia Ghose | Jun 1, 2012
New innovations could bring tailored, fast, and cheap sequencing to the masses.
Active Brains Help Heal Paralysis
Sabrina Richards | May 31, 2012
Engaging the brain with cognitive tasks helps paralyzed rats walk again.
Next Generation: The Brain Bot
Megan Scudellari | May 29, 2012
A 30-year-old technique to record the electrical activity of neurons gets a robotic makeover.
Next Generation: Good Vibrations
Edyta Zielinska | May 23, 2012
Adding texture to a lotus-leaf-like surface lets researchers control the movement of liquid droplets, and provides a cheap alternative for microfluidic applications.