The Literature
Noncoding RNA Helps Cells Recover from DNA Damage
Noncoding RNA Helps Cells Recover from DNA Damage
Diana Kwon | May 1, 2017
Scientists discover transcripts from the same gene that can express both proteins and noncoding RNA.
 
Rare T Cells Fight Cancer
Rare T Cells Fight Cancer
Jef Akst | May 1, 2017
A new approach to immunotherapy finds that the immune-cell clonotypes that come to the rescue start out at very low frequencies.
Macrophages Physically Relay Signals Between Cell Types
Macrophages Physically Relay Signals Between Cell Types
Catherine Offord | May 1, 2017
Time-lapse imaging shows the immune cells transferring chemical signals during pigment pattern formation in developing zebrafish.
Extra Centrosomes Can Drive Tumor Formation in Mice
Extra Centrosomes Can Drive Tumor Formation in Mice
Diana Kwon | Apr 1, 2017
Mice engineered to overproduce the organelles involved in cell division spontaneously develop malignancies.
Scientists Successfully Transplant Human Leukemia Cells into Mice
Scientists Successfully Transplant Human Leukemia Cells into Mice
Diana Kwon | Apr 1, 2017
While studying the progression of healthy cells into cancerous ones, researchers discover a way to engraft human blood cells into animals.
Starvation Response Triggers Melanoma Invasion
Starvation Response Triggers Melanoma Invasion
Catherine Offord | Apr 1, 2017
Through similar mechanisms, amino acid depletion in culture and cytokine activity in the tumor microenvironment prompt cancer cells to metastasize.
Neural Activity Reflects a Bird’s Perception of How Well It Sings
Neural Activity Reflects a Bird’s Perception of How Well It Sings
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2017
Zebra finches dial down dopamine signaling when they hear errors in a song performance.
Rhythm Arises from Random Beats in a “Telephone” Game
Rhythm Arises from Random Beats in a “Telephone” Game
Diana Kwon | Mar 1, 2017
An experiment in which people pass each other initially nonrhythmic drumming sequences reveals the human affinity for musical patterns.
Birds Possess an Innate Vocal Signature Based on Silent Gaps
Birds Possess an Innate Vocal Signature Based on Silent Gaps
Diana Kwon | Mar 1, 2017
 Zebra finches reared by another species learn to sing their foster parents’ song with rhythms characteristic of their genetic background.
Plant Photoreceptor Doubles as a Thermometer
Plant Photoreceptor Doubles as a Thermometer
Ben Andrew Henry | Feb 1, 2017
Warmth acts on a light-sensing protein similarly to the way shade does, setting off a growth spurt in plant seedlings.