rotating bacterial column
Jeanyoung Jo

When bacteria grow in multicellular communities called biofilms, they benefit from increased protection in the face of environmental stress.

drawing by Nicoletta Barolini
Reilein A, Melamed D, Park KS, Berg A, Cimetta E, Tandon N, Vunjak-Novakovic G, Finkelstein S, Kalderon D.

Adult stem cells provide a renewable source of differentiated cells for a wide variety of tissues and generally give rise to multiple cell types.

Haguy Wolfenson

Cells within an organism live and grow in environments with a wide range of rigidities, from soft brain tissue to stiff bone tissue.

Insight into the three-dimensional architecture of RNA is essential for understanding its numerous cellular functions.

image of bacteria colonies

The biofilm matrix is like a glue that holds individual bacteria together and allows them to form structured communities.

Recombination is a fundamental cellular process that in most sexually reproducing species ensures the proper alignment and segregation of chromosomes.

Chalfie research highlight 2 image

Although Hox genes specify the anterior-posterior difference in the differentiation of neuronal subtypes, their mode of action is not entirely understood.

Acetyl-CoA carboxylase (ACC) has crucial roles in fatty acid metabolism and is an attractive target for drug discovery against diabetes, cancer and other diseases.

Human malaria disease, caused by the eukaryotic parasite Plasmodium, is one of the most devastating infectious diseases worldwide.


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