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Wind Tunnel Testing Underway for Next, More Powerful Version of NASA’s Space Launch System

December 24, 2016

As engines are fired, software written and hardware welded to prepare for the first flight of NASA’s Space…
New device creates 3D livers in a droplet

December 4, 2016

Could lead to more effective, less expensive drug screening for liver toxicity Researchers funded by NIBIB have created…
Scientists tissue engineer human intestines and functioning nerves

November 21, 2016

New technology to study human health advances goal of regenerative medicine Scientists report in Nature Medicine using human…
Nijmegen breakage syndrome: Molecular pathways that lead to microcephaly

September 9, 2016

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the Heinrich Heine University Scientists from Jerusalem and Duesseldorf have succeeded in…
Stem cell breakthrough unlocks mysteries associated with inherited heart condition

August 31, 2016

Using advanced stem cell technology, scientists from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have created a…
Stem cells may speed up screening of drugs for rare cancers

August 3, 2016

Researchers at the Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center say they have developed a system that uses transformed human…
‘Person-on-a-chip’: engineers grow 3-D heart, liver tissues for better drug testing

March 7, 2016

Researchers at U of T Engineering have developed a new way of growing realistic human tissues outside the…
Worm study may resolve discrepancies in research on aging

February 22, 2016

In matters of the fundamental molecular biology of aging, we mammals are not so different from tiny C.…
3D brain-on-a-chip helps predict drug neurotoxicity

February 16, 2016

NIH-funded engineered brain tissue identifies toxins correctly 9 out of 10 times To help test the toxicity of…
IsoLab: ultra-quiet laboratories to boost quantum technology

January 22, 2016

Lancaster University has begun work on a £2m suite of ultra-low noise laboratories, IsoLab, which will provide the…
A “biosensor mouse” that can predict the spread of pancreatic cancer

January 6, 2016

Scientists from Australia and the UK have created a “biosensor mouse”, enabling them to watch as pancreatic cancer…
Lipoprotein nanoplatelets shed new light on biological molecules and cells

January 6, 2016

An interdisciplinary research team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign has developed a new material composite derived…
Engineers create new technology for understanding cancer growth

November 28, 2015

A team of U of T engineers is unrolling the mysteries of cancer — literally. They have developed…
Mini-intestine grown in a test tube for nutritional research

November 23, 2015

Organoids just a quarter of a millimeter across exhibit functions of the human intestine Research efforts on the…
Mini-kidney organoids re-create disease in lab dishes

October 26, 2015

Stem-cell biology and gene editing advances offer hope for kidney regeneration, drug discovery Mini-kidney organoids have now been…
Investigators create complex kidney structures from human stem cells derived from adults

October 16, 2015

New technique offers model for studying disease, progress toward cell therapy Investigators at Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH)…
Aged neurons can now be generated using stem cell technology

October 9, 2015

Diseases of human aging have always been difficult to study in the lab. Stem cell technology always had…
Researchers learn how to grow old brain cells

October 9, 2015

For the first time, scientists can use skin samples from older patients to create brain cells without rolling…
An accessible approach to making a mini-brain

October 2, 2015

If you need a working miniature brain — say for drug testing, to test neural tissue transplants, or…
N is for Naked Mole-Rat

September 3, 2015

The Cambridge Animal Alphabet series celebrates Cambridge’s connections with animals through literature, art, science and society. Here, N is for…
Powdered cranberry combats colon cancer in mice

August 22, 2015

Cranberries are often touted as a way to protect against urinary tract infections, but that may be just…
Researchers create model of early human heart development from stem cells

July 14, 2015

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, in collaboration with scientists at the Gladstone Institutes, have developed a…
Merlin – the digital lab notebook

June 17, 2015

Scientists have to clearly document their experiments in a reproducible way, but depending on time pressure and the…
Researchers develop new technique for modeling neuronal connectivity using stem cells

June 16, 2015

Opens up new avenues of research into human neuronal systems and interconnections, according to Restorative Neurology and Neuroscience…
Resolving a lymphatic riddle

May 24, 2015

The findings enabled Weizmann Institute researchers to grow, for the first time, lymphatic cells in the lab For…
Human stem cell model reveals molecular cues critical to neurovascular unit formation

May 23, 2015

Real-time tracking of cellular behavior during human development provides new insights Crucial bodily functions we depend on but…
Frontier science in ocean-going lab

April 21, 2015

Oceanographer Dr Martina Doblin is preparing for one of the most significant explorations of her career. In early…
Scientists coax stem cells to form 3-D mini lungs

March 25, 2015

Scientists have coaxed stem cells to grow the first three-dimensional mini lungs. Previous research has focused on deriving…
How a wrinkle becomes a crease

June 26, 2014

Kyung-Suk Kim and Mazen Diab have worked out the mathematics of how wrinkles form in solid materials under…
A new model for quantum noise

June 19, 2014

The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has published research in Nature Communications that updates one of the most fundamental concepts in…
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