Biology

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Scaling cancer

Like falling dominos, the cascading processes that control how our body’s cells divide, grow and eventually die usually go as… Read More

September 6, 2022

Bargain proteins

Devising a drug to treat a disease isn’t easy. It means screening hundreds of thousands of compounds, testing a small… Read More

May 17, 2022

Protein shakeup

In the old days of cell biology, scientists knew the atomic structures of few membrane proteins. Now, amid the so-called… Read More

December 1, 2021

DNA repair 2.0

The DNA in every human cell gets damaged tens of thousands of times every day. A nucleotide – one of… Read More

August 4, 2021

Countering COVID

As the COVID-19 pandemic began taking hold in early 2020, Jeremy Smith of Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the… Read More

May 19, 2021

On cancer’s trail

A Duke University team is learning to track roving killers: tumor cells that separate and circulate through the body before… Read More

April 13, 2021

Spying on cancer

Northwestern University researchers reported a strange phenomenon earlier this year. The team, led by Vadim Backman, Walter Dill Scott Professor… Read More

November 6, 2019

Biting back at the flu bug

For a common virus, influenza remains an enigma. Some strains – like the one that caused the 1918 pandemic –… Read More

April 10, 2019

Overcoming resistance

Antibiotic resistance is a growing medical crisis, as disease-causing bacteria have developed properties that evade or overcome the toxic effects… Read More

September 5, 2018

Protein shape-sifting

For years, computational biologists have sought ways to model how proteins change shape in real time. In the past decade,… Read More

March 28, 2018