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
Tarantula toxin is used to report on electrical activity in live cells
Crucial experiments to develop a novel probe of cellular electrical activity were conducted in the Neurobiology course at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in 2013. Today, that optical probe, which combines ...
The ultimate biofilament: Hagfish slime
Hot-spring bacteria reveal ability to use far-red light for photosynthesis
Bacteria growing in near darkness use a previously unknown process for harvesting energy and producing oxygen from sunlight, a research team led by a Penn State University scientist has discovered. The discovery ...
Knowing what to keep and what to trash: How an enzyme distinguishes cellular messages
Every once in a while, we are forced to sort that stack of papers on the kitchen counter. Interspersed between the expired coupons and dozens of takeout menus are important documents like your car insurance ...
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 ...