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Heart cells hit a tiny “gym” to help scientists screen for toxic cancer drugs
Research funding will support four projects focused on extracellular vesicles and three on sex hormones
Multidisciplinary research center to define, map, and understand the health consequences of interactions between the nervous system and the immune...
Ignored for a hundred years, comb jelly research is back in business
The first-of-its-kind clock could also be used to test rejuvenation therapies
Scientists are learning the bartering system of two cell types to understand the lifecycle of a lung
Scientists are making lab-grown mini-organs more lifelike by adding blood vessels
Mouse study finds disease-linked molecule influences the intricate, beautiful patterns of the brain cells known as astrocytes.
$10M in research funding will support cutting-edge projects in protein lifespan and nutrient sensing
Mouse study reveals many new types of cells known as astrocytes and narrows their role in neurodegenerative disease
Microglial cells act as the brain’s waste disposal when healthy — can they be manipulated to protect against disease?
Researchers are developing a fitness wearable to personalize exercise and lower the risks of dementia
‘Epigenetic clocks’ vary with disease and even by organ, but scientists are still trying to understand why
Molecular recording device could be used to trace cell-by-cell growth of an entire animal
Biologists are studying the neurons and muscle cells of the ctenophore, a type of sea jelly that is the sister group to all other animals
A delicate molecular dance maintains the blood-brain barrier, protecting the brain while allowing transport of necessary resources
Scientists release the first cell-by-cell atlas of the human blood-brain barrier.
Synthetic biology is helping scientists understand development
$15.5M in research funding will support cutting-edge projects in mammalian synthetic biology, the neuroscience of under-studied animals, and tiny...
Organoids are miniature versions of organs grown in the lab from stem cells — in many cases, from human stem cells.
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