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Getting Drugs Past the Blood-Brain Barrier

By Amanda B. Keener | November 1, 2017

To treat neurological disease, researchers develop techniques to bypass or trick the guardian of the central nervous system.

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Image of the Day: Eye of Pig

By The Scientist Staff | September 6, 2017

This 10-centimeter-wide pig eye replica includes even the most intricate of blood vessels, some no wider than 30 micrometers.

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Image of the Day: A Heart is Born

By The Scientist Staff | August 28, 2017

To track distinct populations of developing cardiovascular cells, scientists used pulses of electricity to introduce fluorescently labeled DNA into chick embryos.

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The Forces of Cancer

By Lance L. Munn and Rakesh K. Jain | April 1, 2016

A tumor’s physical environment fuels its growth and causes treatment resistance.

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Under Pressure

By Lance L. Munn and Rakesh K. Jain | April 1, 2016

The causes and consequences of physical forces in the tumor microenvironment

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How Stress Affects Cancer’s Spread

By Catherine Offord | March 1, 2016

A mouse study reveals how chronic stress remodels lymphatic vasculature to facilitate the spread of tumor cells.

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Your Brain on Art

By Mary Beth Aberlin | May 1, 2014

A new scientific discipline investigates the neurology underlying the experience and the creation of beauty.

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Building Flesh and Blood

By Jalees Rehman | May 1, 2014

Understanding how networks of blood vessels form is key to engineering transplantable organs and tissues.

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Engineered Hearts Beat

By Kate Yandell | August 15, 2013

Human stem cells take up residence in mouse hearts stripped of their own components, restoring some of the organs’ function.

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