technology, microbiology, developmental biology
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.
Interfering with Resistance
Hannah Waters | Jun 1, 2012
Drug efficacy and resistance mechanisms shine a light on how drugs enter cells, which could facilitate the development of new sleeping-sickness treatments. 
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.
Electrified Snail
Jef Akst | May 29, 2012
Enzyme-coated electrodes turn the tiny invertebrate into a powerful fuel cell.
Opinion: Pressured to Commercialize
Timothy Caulfield | May 28, 2012
Is the push for science to save the still flailing economy a threat to scientific research?
Doubled Gene Boosted Brain Power
Sabrina Richards | May 7, 2012
Human-specific duplications of a gene involved in brain development may have contributed to our species’ unique intelligence.
Stem Cell Suicide Switch
Megan Scudellari | May 3, 2012
Human embryonic stem cells swiftly kill themselves in response to DNA damage.
The Sugar Lnc
Sabrina Richards | May 1, 2012
Genes that react to cellular sugar content are regulated by a long non-coding RNA via an unexpected mechanism
SPRead Your Antibody Capabilities
Carina Storrs | May 1, 2012
Using surface plasmon resonance to improve antibody detection and characterization: four case studies