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The Bright Side of Prions
The Bright Side of Prions
Randal Halfmann | Jan 1, 2014
Associated with numerous neurological diseases, misfolded proteins may also play decisive roles in normal cellular functioning.
 
Top Scientists of 2013
Top Scientists of 2013
Tracy Vence | Dec 25, 2013
The Scientist commemorates prize-winning life scientists and remembers notable researchers who died this year.
Week in Review: December 16–20
Week in Review: December 16–20
Tracy Vence | Dec 20, 2013
Sex lives of early hominins; Amborella trichopoda genome; surface topography and stem cells; how HIV weakens immune cells; dogs, dust microbes, and mouse allergies; news from ASCB
Speaking of Cell Biology
Speaking of Cell Biology
Tracy Vence | Dec 17, 2013
A selection of notable quotes from the annual American Society for Cell Biology meeting
Building Support for Basic Research
Building Support for Basic Research
Tracy Vence | Dec 16, 2013
The push toward translational research was a much-discussed topic at the annual American Society for Cell Biology meeting.
Spotlight on Stem Cells
Spotlight on Stem Cells
Tracy Vence | Dec 16, 2013
Elaine Fuchs and Craig Venter touted the promise of stem cell research at the American Society for Cell Biology annual meeting.
Test Scores Are in the Genes
Test Scores Are in the Genes
Jef Akst | Dec 16, 2013
More than school or family environment, a child’s genetics influences high school exam results.
Inside Information
Inside Information
Abby Olena | Dec 16, 2013
Researchers develop a nanobiopsy technique for sampling the contents of living cells.
Week in Review: December 9–13
Week in Review: December 9–13
Tracy Vence | Dec 13, 2013
Animal family tree rearranged; how E. coli evades the immune system; pharmacological chaperones and misfolded proteins
Gut Bacteria Vary with Diet
Gut Bacteria Vary with Diet
Jef Akst | Dec 13, 2013
Extreme diets can alter the microbial makeup of the human GI tract, and change the behavior of those bacteria.