The Literature
Cancerous Conduits
Cancerous Conduits
Amanda B. Keener | Apr 1, 2016
Metastatic cancer cells use nanotubes to manipulate blood vessels.
Sleep Circuit
Sleep Circuit
Karen Zusi | Mar 1, 2016
A web of cell types in one of the brain’s chief wake centers keeps animals up—but also puts them to sleep.
Sugar Time
Sugar Time
Catherine Offord | Mar 1, 2016
Metabolic activity, not light, drives the circadian clock in cyanobacteria.
Out in the Cold
Out in the Cold
Karen Zusi | Mar 1, 2016
Serotonin’s long-debated role in sleep promotion is temperature-dependent.
Hydropowered Pollen
Hydropowered Pollen
Karen Zusi | Feb 1, 2016
A tension-sensing ion channel regulates hydration and germination in pollen.
Hormone Hangover
Hormone Hangover
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Feb 1, 2016
Medication to prevent prematurity in humans harms cognitive flexibility in rats.
Fungal Security Force
Fungal Security Force
Karen Zusi | Feb 1, 2016
In yew trees, Taxol-producing fungi function as an immune system to ward off pathogens.
Smooth Move
Smooth Move
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 1, 2016
In the mouse lung, hardening of a blood vessel can result from just a single progenitor cell forming new smooth muscle.
Telomerase Overdrive
Telomerase Overdrive
Ashley P. Taylor | Jan 1, 2016
Two mutations in a gene involved in telomere extension reverse the gene’s epigenetic silencing.
Managing Methylation
Managing Methylation
Karen Zusi | Jan 1, 2016
A long noncoding RNA associated with DNA methylation has the power to regulate colon cancer growth in vitro.