Marine ragworm brain

How plankton gets jet lagged

How plankton gets jet lagged: the same hormone governs our sleep patterns and a daily marine migration.

By Sonia Furtado Neves


Clarity in the cold

How fruit flies beat the cold, plus the value of precisely controlled experiments and detailed analysis

By Sonia Furtado Neves


Microscopy image

Remodelling the cell

The balance behind membrane changes that turn one cell into 6000 as a fruit fly embryo develops

By Dan Jones


Patchwork-like image of developing zebrafish sensory organ. Picture credits: Virginie Lecaudey / EMBL.

Picture Release

This image may bring to mind a patchwork quilt, or a picture taken from a gallery of abstract paintings, but the artisan behind it is actually Mother Nature, with a little help from scientists at the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany. Using an electron microscope,…

By Guest author(s)

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