Focuses

2017

Cancer immunotherapy

The January 2017 special issue on cancer immunotherapy brings together a series of authoritative reviews from outstanding experts in the field. The current understanding, as well as recent advances in various aspects of cancer immunotherapy, challenges in the fast growing field, and potentially important directions for future study, are presented. Further background information on this important topic is available through the accompanying web focus which links to related articles from Nature.

2016

Editor's Choice 2016

Cell Research is proud to present a collection of featured articles from 2016 that represent a broad scope in basic molecular and cell biology research. These articles have been chosen by the Editor to illustrate some of the latest advances in topics such as stem cell biology, cell signaling, immune regulation, cancer biology, Zika virus infection, and the dog evolution.

Ubiquitin and Ubl signaling

The April 2016 special issue on ubiquitin and Ubl signalling brings together a series of authoritative reviews from outstanding experts in the field. The current understanding, as well as recent advances in various aspects of ubiquitin and Ubl signalling, challenges in the fast growing field, and potentially important directions for future study, are presented. Further background information on this important topic is available through the accompanying web focus which links to related articles from across the Nature Publishing Group.

2015

Editor's Choice 2015

Cell Research is proud to present a collection of featured articles from 2015 that represent a broad scope in basic molecular and cell biology research. These articles have been chosen by the Editor to illustrate some of the latest advances in topics such as stem cell biology, cell signaling, immune regulation, host-pathogen interactions, gene editing by CRISPR-Cas9, and the discovery of a new organelle.

2014

Editor's Choice 2014

Cell Research is proud to present a collection of featured articles from 2014 that represent a broad scope in basic molecular and cell biology research. These articles have been chosen by the Editor to illustrate some of the latest advances in topics such as stem cell research, autophagy, cancer biology, cell death, epigenetics and RNA biology.

Autophagy

The January 2014 special issue on Autophagy brings together a series of authoritative reviews from outstanding experts in the field. The current understanding, as well as recent advances in various aspects of autophagy, its regulation, and their relevance to diseases, is presented. Further background information on this important topic is available through the accompanying web focus which links to related articles from across Nature Publishing Group.

2013

Editor's Choice 2013

Cell Research is proud to present a collection of featured articles from 2013 representing the broad scope of basic molecular and cell biology research. These articles have been chosen by the Editor to illustrate some of the latest advances in topics such as stem cell research, aging, structural biology, viral infections, genome editing, and cell signaling.

Stem Cell Biology

The January special issue of Cell Research on Stem Cell Biology brings together the latest reviews and articles in the field. Together with the accompanying web focus, Cell Research delves into our current understanding and investigates recent advances in various aspects of stem cell biology, cell reprogramming, and their relevance to diseases.

2012

Editor's Choice 2012

Cell Research is proud to present a collection of featured articles from 2012 from across the fields of basic molecular and cell biology research. These articles have been chosen by the Editor to illustrate some of the latest advances in topics such as stem cells, autophagy, cancer biology, miRNAs, trafficking, and immunity.

Cell Signaling, Disease and Stem Cells

The January 2012 special issue on Cell Signaling, Disease and Stem Cells brings together the latest reviews and articles in the field. The current understanding, as well as the recent advances in various aspects of cell signaling, stem cell biology, and their relevance to disease pathogenesis, is presented. Further background information on this important topic is available through the accompanying web focus which links to related articles from across Nature Publishing Group.

2011

Editor's Choice 2011

Cell Research is proud to present a collection of featured articles from 2011 that represent a broad scope in basic molecular and cell biology research. These articles have been chosen by the Editor to illustrate some of the latest advances in topics such as cell signaling, inflammation, cancer, epigenetics, stem cells, and development.

Epigenetics and Chromatin

Epigenetic control refers to the control of expression of genetic information at levels other than the DNA sequence itself, and plays fundamental roles in biological processes such as cell fate determination, development, and disease pathogenesis. The March 2011 Special Issue on Epigenetics & Chromatin brings us a collection of authoritative reviews on diverse topics in this rapidly evolving field. The accompanying web focus presents additional links to related articles in this area from across Nature Publishing Group.

NF-κB Signaling

The NF-κB pathway plays an important role in regulating diverse biological processes, including the immune response, inflammation, cell growth and survival, and development. Deregulation of the NF-κB pathway leads to diseases such as autoimmunity and cancer. The January 2011 special issue on NF-κB signaling brings our understanding of this important pathway up-to-date, focusing on the NF-κB signaling mechanisms and their role in physiology and diseases. The accompanying web focus presents links to related articles from across Nature Publishing Group to provide more background information about the pathway.

2010

Editor's Choice 2010

Cell Research is proud to present a collection of featured articles from 2010 that represent a broad scope in basic molecular and cell biology research. These articles have been chosen by the Editor to illustrate some of the latest developments over a range of topics, including cell growth and differentiation, signal transduction, stem cells, immunology, neurosciences, chromatin modulation, epigenetics and transcription.

Infection and Immunity

With an emphasis on the host-pathogen relationship, the January special issue on infection and immunity brings together the latest reviews and articles in the field. Together with this web focus Cell Research delves into our current understanding and investigates recent advances in various aspects of infection and immunity, including the immunology of infectious diseases, the host response and inflammation, and the mechanisms of pathogenicity.

2009

Reputable Research: Featured Articles from 2009

Covering a broad scope in basic molecular and cell biology research, Cell Research is proud to present ‘Reputable Research: Featured Articles from 2009’. These Original Articles and Reviews highlight the latest research on cell growth and differentiation, apoptosis, stem cells, development, signalling, immunology and epigenetics.

TGFβ Signaling

The collection of review and research articles in this web focus brings together our current understanding of TGFβ signaling. The accompanying special feature highlights the recent advances made in illustrating its molecular mechanisms, regulation and biological functions.

 

2008

Best of Cell Research

Covering the latest in basic molecular and cell biology research, Cell Research is proud to present some of the top articles from 2007 and 2008. Spanning the journal's scope, these articles highlight the latest within cell growth and differentiation, signal transduction, apoptosis, stem cells, development, immunology, neurosciences, plant cell biology, chromatin modulation, epigenetics and transcription.

Cell Signaling

In three consecutive issues starting from the March 2008 issue, Cell Research presents a series of reviews on the recent advances in many important frontiers of signal transduction in the context of stem cell self-renewal and differentiation, cancer and other human diseases. In association with the review series, this focus features a collection of review and research articles that outline our current understanding of the field.

DNA Damage Responses and Genome Maintenance

This focus presents a collection of review and research articles that outline our current understanding of the genome maintenance systems involved in DNA damage detection, signaling, response and repair.

 

2007

Cancer Research in China

A collection of commentary articles that highlight the very best of recent cancer research in China

RNA Biology

Selected review and original articles on RNA interference (RNAi), micro-RNAs, and other topics in the fast growing field of RNA biology

Stem Cell Research

Stem cells possess the remarkable ability to self-renew and to differentiate into numerous specific cell lineages. Due to their critical importance in normal physiology and their potential to be used to develop regenerative therapies for a wide variety of diseases, stem cells have attracted extensive research interest in recent years. This focus features premium articles on stem cells recently published in Cell Research, a new and evolving strength of the journal, and it is a must-read for anyone with an interest in this exciting field

Cancer and Cell Signaling

Cancer biology and cell signaling have been traditionally strong areas for Cell Research. This focus presents a collection of selected articles from various issues, and includes some of the most recent exciting discoveries published in the journal