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Scientists have first 3D view of life’s processes in liquid


A new liquid-cell technology allows scientists to see living biological materials and systems in three dimensions under an…
“Electroadhesive” stamp picks up and puts down microscopic structures


If you were to pry open your smartphone, you would see an array of electronic chips and components…
Study reveals how mucus tames microbes


More than 200 square meters of our bodies — including the digestive tract, lungs, and urinary tract —…
Alzheimer’s plaque emerges early and deep in the brain

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Long before symptoms like memory loss even emerge, the underlying pathology of Alzheimer’s disease, such as an accumulation…
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Study Uncovers Metabolic Cause for Rare Eye Disease

September 16, 2019

An international team of researchers has discovered a cause for a rare eye disease affecting the macula that…
A microscopic topographic map of cellular function

June 13, 2019

A decade of research leads MU scientists to a better understanding of how materials move out of cells.…
The amacrine cell CT1 from the Drosophila brain works with its subunits like 1400 individual cells. Credit: MPI of Neurobiology / Meier
Multitasking with perfection: Nerve cell works like 1400 individual cells

May 13, 2019

Amacrine cell in the fruit fly visual system consists of electrically isolated subunits. CT1 is different. In general,…
Insulin Insights

April 10, 2019

The discovery of insulin in the 1920s marked the breakthrough in the almost 3,500-year-long mystery of diabetes, a…
Dragging? Blame the ‘time pollution’ of springing forward

March 15, 2019

How did it feel getting out of bed this morning? Ben Smarr has the idea that it likely…
Initiative Will Create Coursework for Cell Manufacturing Training (Update)

January 31, 2019

An 18-month federally-sponsored project led by the Georgia Institute of Technology will develop much-needed curriculum to train workers…
Mechanism helps explain the ear’s exquisite sensitivity

January 16, 2019

The human ear, like those of other mammals, is so extraordinarily sensitive that it can detect sound-wave-induced vibrations…
Establishing Cellular Asymmetries

January 9, 2019

Embryonic development is the process by which a fertilized egg becomes an independent organism, an organism capable of…
Building a bigger brain

January 9, 2019

The human brain owes its characteristic wrinkled appearance to its outer layer, the cerebral cortex. During human evolution,…
Ebola-fighting protein discovered in human cells

December 27, 2018

Researchers have discovered a human protein that helps fight the Ebola virus and could one day lead to…
The Eyes Have It

November 23, 2018

By the time symptoms of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD) are typically discovered, death is looming and inevitable. But,…
View of a human liver dorsally with gallbladder.
To Ward off Fatty Liver, Breast is Best for Mom

November 2, 2018

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Kaiser Permanente have discovered that mothers who…
Viruses discern, destroy E. coli in drinking water

September 20, 2018

To rapidly detect the presence of E. coli in drinking water, Cornell food scientists now can employ a…
Traumatic brain injury recovery via petri dish

August 29, 2018

Researchers in the University of Georgia’s Regenerative Bioscience Center have succeeded in reproducing the effects of traumatic brain injury and…
Scientists “fix” bacterial tree of life

August 28, 2018

Bacterial classification has been given a complete makeover by a team of University of Queensland researchers, using an…
Largest genetic study of type 2 diabetes offers hope of better treatment

July 30, 2018

Improved treatment for type 2 diabetes might result from a new study by University of Queensland researchers. Professor Jian…
Identifying the building blocks for drug development

May 8, 2018

Biochemist Dr Jody Mason has been awarded a prestigious Pioneer Award from Cancer Research UK to work on a new…
Keeping plant-cell motors on track

March 21, 2018

Within both plant and animal cells, motor proteins act like the engines in a busy train system. They…
Seeding Startups

February 19, 2018

A research team at Harvard has shown how an immense amount of data can be stored in custom-built strands of…
New Polygenic Hazard Score Predicts When Men Develop Prostate Cancer

January 15, 2018

An international team, led by researchers at the University of California San Diego School of Medicine, has developed…
New technique scours the genome for genes that combat disease

October 12, 2017

Using a modified version of the CRISPR genome-editing system, MIT researchers have developed a new way to screen…
Where food is limited, guppy mothers gestate their young longer

October 12, 2017

Trinidadian guppy mamas can’t swap links to maternity blogs or copies of pregnancy books, yet evolution has made…
Combination treatment targeting glucose in advanced brain cancer shows promising results in preclinical study

October 10, 2017

UCLA scientists have discovered a potential combination treatment for glioblastoma, the deadliest form of brain cancer in adults.…
Gene related to brain damage in pre-term infants identified

September 5, 2017

A gene has been identified by researchers at King’s College London that is thought to be associated with…
Lutein may counter cognitive aging, study finds

July 26, 2017

Spinach and kale are favorites of those looking to stay physically fit, but they also could keep consumers…
Researchers uncover new treatment options for common debilitating skin disease

July 24, 2017

Researchers focusing on the common debilitating skin disease Hidradenitis suppurativa (HS), which causes deep, painful lesions and leads to…
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