techniques, immunology, developmental biology
A Brighter Beacon
Edyta Zielinska | Apr 1, 2012
A novel liquid laser set-up can detect single nucleotide mutations in a cancer gene.
Agents Provocateurs
Mary Beth Aberlin | Apr 1, 2012
Asking pointed questions is a key part of the scientific process.
Are Cancer Stem Cells Ready for Prime Time?
Are Cancer Stem Cells Ready for Prime Time?
Suling Liu, Hasan Korkaya, and Max S. Wicha | Apr 1, 2012
A flood of new discoveries has refined our definition of cancer stem cells. Now it’s up to human clinical trials to test if they can make a difference in patients.
Live and In Color
Sarah Webb | Apr 1, 2012
How to track RNA in living cells
Eyes on Cancer
Amber Dance | Apr 1, 2012
Techniques for watching tumors do their thing
Let Them Eat Dirt
Megan Scudellari | Mar 22, 2012
Early exposure to microbes shapes the mammalian immune system by subduing inflammatory T cells.
Immune Role in Brain Disorder?
Hannah Waters | Mar 19, 2012
Replacing immune cells in a mouse model of Rett syndrome, a developmental brain disorder, improved symptoms, suggesting a new target for treatment.
Next Generation: A Molecular Camera
Hannah Waters | Mar 14, 2012
Knocking electrons out of atomic orbit with a laser allows researchers to take femtosecond-scale “movies” of molecules in motion.
Electric Molluscs
Megan Scudellari | Mar 14, 2012
Snails with implanted electrodes generate electricity via metabolism.
Transplant Without Drugs?
Edyta Zielinska | Mar 8, 2012
A new method for transplanting immunologically mismatched organs may remove the need for life-long immunosuppressive drugs to prevent rejection.