top 10 innovations 2012, cell & molecular biology, culture
Spit test predicts age
Megan Scudellari | Jun 23, 2011
Scientists accurately determine age based on DNA methylation patterns from saliva samples.
Head trauma in the funny pages
Richard P. Grant | Jun 17, 2011
Researchers are using real-world methods to study traumatic brain injuries in a comic book.
Bigger spores = badder infection
Jef Akst | Jun 17, 2011
Larger spores of a deadly fungal pathogen cause more virulent infections in mice.
Plant scientists, innovators
Jef Akst | Jun 16, 2011
Fifteen plant biologists are selected to take part in a new initiative in fundamental plant science research.
Regulating nanotechnology
Edyta Zielinska | Jun 15, 2011
The FDA proposes the first set of regulations for nanotechnology and asks for feedback from the scientific community.
Stress births neural stem cells
Jessica P. Johnson | Jun 15, 2011
When mice are held in isolation, stem cells in the hippocampus make more of themselves and wait for better times.
Our own 60 mutations
Jef Akst | Jun 15, 2011
New estimates of human mutation suggest that each of us harbor approximately 60 novel genetic mutations.
Ovarian cancer forces into new tissues
Jessica P. Johnson | Jun 14, 2011
Ovarian tumor cells use cellular movement proteins to penetrate protective cell layers surrounding new target tissues during metastasis.
First biological laser
Tia Ghose | Jun 14, 2011
Cells that produce laser light may one day zap cancer cells.
Top 7 in molecular biology
Megan Scudellari | Jun 14, 2011
A snapshot of the most highly ranked articles in molecular biology, from Faculty of 1000.