Systems morphodynamics: understanding the development of tissue hardware
Compiled and edited by Yanlan Mao, Celeste M. Nelson and Jeremy B.A. Green
Shows how new technologies and applications in microscopy and computation aid observation and analysis of how cells make tissues and structures in the body.
Perspectives on the ribosome
Compiled and edited by Thomas A. Steitz and Peter B. Moore
Discusses what is known today about the way the information encoded in the nucleotide sequences of genomes is translated into the amino acid sequences of proteins.
Evo-devo in the genomics era, and the origins of morphological diversity
Compiled and edited by Cheryll Tickle and Araxi O. Urrutia
Illustrates how whole genome sequencing and other contemporary evo-devo approaches are being applied to specific questions.
Provocative questions in left-right asymmetry
Compiled and edited by Michael Levin, Amar Klar and Ann Ramsdell
The latest research on left-right asymmetry, covering both plants and animals, and addressing the problem at the molecular, cellular, organismal and ecological levels.
The new bacteriology
Compiled and edited by Steven Busby, Pascale Cossart and David Holden
This issue highlights new concepts and approaches that have led to a renaissance in the discipline of bacteriology.
The major synthetic evolutionary transitions
Compiled and edited by Ricard Solé
Considers whether a class of evolutionary transitions can be explored involving the use of artificial evolutionary experiments where alternative paths to innovation can be explored.
Evolution brings Ca2+ and ATP together to control life and death
Compiled and edited by Ole H. Petersen and Alexei Verkhratsky
Reviews the enormous progress that has been made recently in identifying the very subtle and precise mechanisms that exist for controlling the handling of Ca2+, even in very specific sub-cellular compartments.
Cells: from Robert Hooke to cell therapy - a 350 year journey
Compiled and edited by Johan Hyllner, Chris Mason and Ian Wilmut
This issue, published to coincide with the 350th anniversary of the publication of Hooke's Micrographia, reviews how cells are used in new approaches to treat diseases.
The bacterial cell envelope
Compiled and edited by Colin Kleanthous and Judith P Armitage
Discusses the latest understanding the formation and diverse functions of the bacterial cell envelope, including emphasis on the methods used.
Eukaryotic origins: progress and challenges
Compiled and edited by T Martin Embley and Tom A Williams
Summarises recent progress in our understanding of eukaryotic origins, and highlights some of the most lively ongoing debates.
Cancer across life: Peto's paradox and the promise of comparative oncology
Compiled and edited by Joshua Schiffman, Carlo C. Maley, Leonard Nunney, Michael Hochberg and Matthew Breen
Highlights discoveries in the emerging area of ‘comparative oncology’, with a particular focus on ‘Peto’s paradox’: the lack of a relationship between cancer incidence and body size and longevity.
Release of chemical transmitters from cell bodies and dendrites of nerve cells
Compiled and edited by Francisco F De-Miguel and John G Nicholls
Looks at the way in which release from cell bodies influences essential functions and pathologies of the central nervous system.
Cell adhesion century: culture breakthrough
Compiled and edited by Kevin Kendall and Stephen Busby
Celebrates the 100th anniversary of the discovery that cells require adhesion to a solid surface to grow outside the animal organ.
Ancient DNA: the first three decades
Compiled and edited by Erika Hagelberg, Michael Hofreiter and Christine Keyser
Contains a cross-section of current research in ancient DNA, three decades after the birth of the field.
From pluripotency to differentiation: laying the foundations for the body pattern in the mouse embryo
Compiled and edited by Magdalena Zernicka-Goetz and Anna-Katerina Hadjantonakis
Reviews current research on the earliest stages of mouse embryonic development.
Epigenetic information-processing mechanisms in the brain
Compiled and edited by Lawrence Edelstein, John Smythies and Denis Noble
Presents a broad and timely overview of some of the most promising areas of neuroepigenetic research by leaders in their respective fields.
The centrosome renaissance
Compiled and edited by Michel Bornens and Pierre Gönczy
Focuses on the study of centrosomes in animal cells, covering progress from different species and cell types.
Phenotypic integration and modularity in plants and animals
Compiled and edited by W Scott Armbruster
Addresses theoretical and empirical aspects of integration and modularity, displaying a diversity of approaches, and highlighting gaps in our knowledge and directions for future research.
Biology with free-electron X-ray lasers
Compiled and edited by John Spence and Henry Chapman
Looks at the development and application of the recently-invented hard X-ray laser to structural biology.
What cost mitochondria? Maintenance and evolution of mtDNA
Compiled and edited by Duur Aanen, Johannes Spelbrink and Madeleine Beekman
Looks at how mitochondria are costly and why we expect them to be, and the role mitochondria play in certain diseases and ageing.
Changing the light environment: chloroplast signalling and response mechanisms
Compiled and edited by Cornelia Spetea, Eevi Rintamäki and Benoît Schoefs
Highlights some of the most recent findings on chloroplast-initiated signalling cascades and responses to environmental changes, including light and biotic stress.
Ion channels, transporters and cancer
Compiled and edited by Mustafa B.A. Djamgoz, R. Charles Coombes and Albrecht Schwab
Examines the involvement and clinical potential of ion transport mechanisms in cancer.