Archives: The Scientist

Researchers make more progress toward growing human intestines in mice, paving the way for better models of intestinal function and failure.

Social adversity shapes humans’ immune systems—and probably their susceptibility to disease—by altering the expression of large groups of genes.

Researchers identify a network that includes many genes previously linked to autism spectrum disorders.

B cells have commandeered ancient viral sequences in the genome to transmit antigen signals.

Can mechanical forces alone be manipulated to create stem-like cells?

Researchers pinpoint microRNAs that could play a role in how Wolbachia bacteria manipulate their arthropod hosts.

Several teams reported on insights gleaned from live-cell images obtained through the use of super-resolution microscopy at this week’s American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) annual meeting held in Philadelphia.

What researchers are learning as they sequence, map, and decode species’ genomes

Mice raised under stressful conditions are more adaptable as adults—and may pass this trait on to their pups.

Individual neurons in the dorsomedial striatum integrate responses to sight and touch.