Room to move: Tissue growth controlled by cell cycle response to spatial and mechanical constraints
What can slime molds offer computing?
Mapping subcellular temperature profiles with genetically-encoded thermosensors
We are living in a bacterial world, and it's impacting us more than previously thought
Microbial Munificence: Iron acquisition strategies in natural bacterioplankton populations
Making a molecular micromap: Imaging the yeast 26S proteasome at near-atomic resolution
From vitro to vivo: Fully automated design of synthetic RNA circuits in living cells
New insights into ancient life: Chromosome segregation in Archaea
Human cells' protein factory has an alternate operating manual
Working with a gene that plays a critical role in HIV infection, University of Maryland researchers have discovered that some human genes have an alternate set of operating instructions written into their ...
Some stem cell methods closer to 'gold standard' than others
Researchers around the world have turned to stem cells, which have the potential to develop into any cell type in the body, for potential regenerative and disease therapeutics. Now, for the first time, researchers ...
Evolution of life's operating system revealed in detail
The evolution of the ribosome, a large molecular structure found in the cells of all species, has been revealed in unprecedented detail in a new study.
Sperm cells are extremely efficient at swimming against a current
Like salmon traveling upstream to spawn, sperm cells are extremely efficient at swimming against the current, according to research to be published this week.
Functional nerve cells from skin cells
A new method of generating mature nerve cells from skin cells could greatly enhance understanding of neurodegenerative diseases, and could accelerate the development of new drugs and stem cell-based regenerative ...
Taste test: Could sense of taste affect length of life?
Perhaps one of the keys to good health isn't just what you eat but how you taste it. Taste buds – yes, the same ones you may blame for that sweet tooth or French fry craving – may in fact have a powerful ...