New thematic series: Structure and mechanism of nanomotors in the cell

Motor channel size and chirality as two distinguishing features of revolution and rotation motors.

We are pleased to bring to you a new thematic series published in Cell & Bioscience, Structure and mechanism of nanomotors in the cell. This series is expertly edited by Dr Peixuan Guo, Director of the Nanobiotechnology Center at the University of Kentucky, USA.

The article collection focuses on biomotors for DNA translocation. Nucleic acid translocases are ubiquitous biomotors involved in a variety of processes essential for living systems, i.e. cell mitosis, bacterial binary fission, genome replication, DNA repair, RNA transcription, homologous recombination, Holliday junction resolution, viral genome packaging and intracellular nucleic acid trafficking. Such biomotors were once classified into two categories: linear and rotation motors.

Recently, a third class of motor employing a revolution mechanism without rotation has been …

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Transcriptional regulation and disease: a new article collection


Cell & Bioscience is delighted to bring to you a brand new article collection, Transcriptional regulation and disease, edited by Professor Yi-Ching Wang. This special collection of reviews brings together insightful information on the nature of transcriptional regulation and its dysregulation in diseases, focusing on ribosomal gene transcription, RNA editing, non-histone methylation and DNA methylation regulations.


Yi-Ching Wang is a professor at the National Cheng Kung University of Taiwan, where her lab specialises in research into the molecular mechanisms involved in lung tumorigenesis and further cancer genomics. We thank her for editing this fantastic collection of reviews.

Announcing the winners of the 2013 Ming K Jeang Award for Excellence in Cell & Bioscience


Congratulations to the winners of the annual Ming K Jeang Award for Excellence in Cell & Bioscience for 2013. The winning papers (below), have been chosen for their innovation, high-quality execution and lasting contribution to the biosciences. The winners are chosen by a committee of internationally renowned Cell & Bioscience Editors, chaired by Dr Chris Lau.


Monoubiquitination of EEA1 regulates endosome fusion and trafficking

Harish N Ramanathan, Guofeng Zhang, Yihong Ye

Cell & Bioscience 2013, 3:24 (23 May 2013)

Dr TC Wu, a judge on the selection panel for the award, has commented on the importance of this research:

“Early endosomal autoantigen 1 (EEA1) is an essential component of the endosomal fusion machinery. The current study demonstrates that EEA1 is subject to …

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15% APC discount for SCBA members


As you know, Cell & Bioscience is the official journal of the Society for Chinese Bioscientists in America (SCBA). Currently all SCBA members receive a 15% discount when publishing in Cell & Bioscience.

Cell & Bioscience publishes research in all areas of life science research. Please see the full scope for more information.

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Welcoming Dr Lin Mei to the Associate Editorial Team

Dr Lin Mei

Cell & Bioscience is delighted to welcome a new Associate Editor to the team, Dr Lin Mei, director of the Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics at the Medical College of Georgia. Dr Mei’s laboratory works on brain cell communication and impairment in conditions such as schizophrenia and myasthenia gravis. In 2013, Dr Mei was elected as a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science for his important work in the field of Neuroscience. We greatly look forwards to working with Dr Lin Mei on the editorial team at Cell & Bioscience.

Kuan-Teh Jeang, M.D. Ph.D

Kuan-Teh Jeang

It is with great sadness that we announce that Kuan-Teh Jeang M.D. Ph.D., Associate Editor for Cell & Bioscience, passed away suddenly in the night of 27th January 2013.

Dr Jeang was a prominent figure in research on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) and the human tumor virus HTLV, and published prolifically on the disease-causing mechanisms of both these retroviruses. As well as a very successful researcher, he was the Editor-in-Chief of Retrovirology and had served as the president of the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America in 2010-2011, two areas in which he was passionate –open access publishing and the representation of Asian-American scientists.

Dr Jeang was not only invaluable to Cell & Bioscience as an Associate Editor but …

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Kuan-Teh Jeang gives 2012 George Khoury lecture


Dr Kuan-Teh Jeang,  Associate Editor for Cell & Bioscience  and Editor-in-Chief of Retrovirology (as well as editorial board member of BMC Biology and BMC Medicine) recently delivered the 2012 NIH George Khoury lecture. The George Khoury lecture is an NIH “named” lectures and represents a high recognition of scientific research. Previous Khoury lecturers included David Baltimore, Phil Sharp, Robert Tjian, Bert Vogelstein, Robert Weinberg amongst others. Dr Jeang spoke on his work regarding HTLV-1 and Adult T-cell leukemia. A videocast of his lecture can be accessed here.

Presentation made by the NIH Director for Intramural Research, Dr Michael Gottesman, to Dr Jeang at the Khoury lecture.

Cell & Bioscience now tracked for an Impact Factor


We are pleased to announce that Thomson Reuters (ISI) have accepted Cell & Bioscience for citation tracking and we will be expecting the journal to receive its first Impact Factor in June 2013. This is really a great a achievement for such a new journal and we see it as testament to the high quality articles that the journal is publishing.

We would like to thank all the authors who have submitted to the journal so far. Please do continue submitting to the journal to take advantage of a rapid peer-review process, immediate publication upon acceptance and indexing in PubMed and PubMed Central.

Call for submissions for an exciting new thematic series


Cell & Bioscience are pleased to announce that they will be publishing a thematic series on the “Structure and mechanism of nanomotors in the cell” in 2013.

The thematic series which is edited by Dr Peixuan Guo is now open for submissions. Please contact Dr Guo if you are interested in contributing to the series.

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