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Educators: Inspire your undergraduate and high-school AP biology students with resources on genetics and cell biology from Nature Publishing Group, home of Nature, the most cited scientific journal in the world.

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Student Voices

Researchers spun up a nanofiber collagen sponge from fish skin, then tested its wound healing potential. Apparently, it works better than bovine. Learn about it here.

Do Smart Pills Really Make You Smart?
The Invasive Species Wriggling Beneath Your Feet
Getting the Straight Dope on Weed

Eyes On Environment

What's so great about black silicon solar cells? A jumble of nanostructures on this material's surface enables it to absorb light from many angles. Why does this matter?

The Search for Artificial Photosynthesis
Economic Expansion in the Great Plains 
Raptors in the Urban UK


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Know Your Cell Biology

Cell biology is the study of cell structure and function, and revolves around the concept that the cell is the fundamental unit of life. Focusing on the cell allows a detailed understanding of the tissues and organisms that cells compose. Scitable invites you to explore our Topic Rooms in cell biology: Cell Origins and Metabolism, Proteins and Gene Expression, Subcellular Compartments, Cell Communication, and Cell Cycle and Cell DivisionEssentials of Cell Biology, the eBook, introduces readers to the core concepts. It provides an introduction to cell biology for beginning students of all ages or be a springboard to more specialized topics for advanced students. Topics include: the origin of the cell, how cells are organized, how they reproduce, how they use energy, and many more.

Interviews With Scientists

MIT's Jacopo Buongiorno talks about nuclear energy and reactors.

Harvard's Reza Dana explains how the human eye enables vision.

The New England Aquarium's Randi Rotjan discusses human impact on corals.

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