Sep 11, 2015------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
3-D printed organoids - first step to building organs
Scientists have developed a technique to build tiny models of human tissues — called organoids — that turn human cells into a biological equivalent of LEGO bricks. These 'organoids' are useful in cancer research and drug screening.
Sep 10, 2015------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Come here, and be quiet!
Genes are physically held silenced in 'lock-down' within embryonic stem cells — until given the proper signal.
Sep 9, 2015------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Childhood Vaccination Reduces Leukemia Risk
Research has discovered how a commonly given vaccine protects against acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), the most common type of childhood cancer.
Sep 8, 2015-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
How neurons branch
For more than a hundred years, people have known that dendrites projection off of neurons and receive information from other neurons. As we grow in experience, they grow creating tree-like arbors of different in shape depending on the neuron. Now, a factor is discovered that helps shape these arbors.
Sep 7, 2015-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Fats help organize spinal cord
Healing spinal cord damage is incredibly difficult. Torn neurons must reconnect with precision, which we cannot make happen - as yet. But, scientists at the RIKEN Brain Science Institute in Japan have discovered that lipids are as needed for the process of guiding axons, as proteins are — a discovery which may improve our attempts.