A reprogrammed astrocyte that can regenerate functional neurons.
Reprogramming Astrocytes: Unlocking DLX2’s Potential to Mend the Brain
Nele Haelterman, PhD | Jan 23, 2023 | 3 min read
Scientists discover how to convert the brain’s glial cells into multipotent neural stem cells.
Illuminated drawing of gastrointestinal tract overlayed on woman’s hands and torso
“Gut Feeling” Takes on New Meaning
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | Jan 23, 2023 | 4 min read
Mechanically sensitive gut cells similar to touch sensors in the skin allow the intestine to feel and assess the physical properties of its contents.
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New Insight into Brain Inflammation Inspires New Hope for Epilepsy Treatment 
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Jan 23, 2023 | 3 min read
Clinicians and researchers teamed up to investigate how inappropriate proinflammatory mechanisms contribute to the pathogenesis of drug-refractory epilepsy.
Artificial Organs: Innovating to Replace Donors and Dialysis
Artificial Organs: Innovating to Replace Donors and Dialysis
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Jan 20, 2023 | 4 min read
Scientists employ cutting edge tools and techniques to create artificial organs for research and disease therapeutics.
A Comprehensive Guide to Proteomics
A Comprehensive Guide to Proteomics
Sejal Davla, PhD | Jan 16, 2023 | 5 min read
Deconstructing concepts, approaches, and data analysis in proteomics workflows.  
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Shift Work Early in Life Results in Increased Stroke Severity in Middle Age
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | Jan 11, 2023 | 3 min read
Researchers found that shifted sleep/wake cycles in young rats result in increased functional deficits and mortality following stroke later in life.
Vector image of turquoise and green bacteria and viruses on a navy-blue background.
Death by Illumination
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | Jan 9, 2023 | 3 min read
Researchers use blue light therapy to treat infected burn wounds.
3D image of monkeypox virus.
Monkeypox Virus Has Potential to Be Sexually Transmitted
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | Jan 9, 2023 | 4 min read
Researchers discovered monkeypox virus in primate testicular tissues.
3D medical illustration of peripheral blood cells: a lymphocyte (left) and a monocyte (right) surrounded by red blood cells.
PBMCs: Mononucleated and Multipurposed
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Dec 16, 2022 | 4 min read
Researchers employ peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) in clinical and academic applications related to the immune system and regenerative medicine.
Neuronal network with electrical activity of neuron cells in 3D
How Do Neurons Work?
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | Dec 15, 2022 | 6 min read
Neurons transmit information through the body via chemical signals and electrical impulses.
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Unearthing Hidden Family Secrets: Tracing the Lineage of a Centuries-Old Grand-Mummy
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | Dec 13, 2022 | 3 min read
Researchers show how a toxic therapy helped identify a mummy using preserved DNA.
Vector image of swarming locusts in a field
Scents and Sense-Abilities: Using Bug Brainpower to Smell Cancer
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | Dec 12, 2022 | 4 min read
Scientists use locust brains as living biosensors to perform cancer cell breath tests.
X-ray view of human brain with blood vessels
ApoA1 Identified as a Novel Target for ALS Therapy
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | Dec 12, 2022 | 3 min read
Researchers found that the ApoA1 protein can restore ALS epithelial cell survival in vitro.
A colorful bouquet of fruits and vegetables in a mesh canvas bag.
Beyond Individual Nutrients: Complex Diet and Cancer Connections
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Dec 6, 2022 | 4 min read
Scientists develop cancer nutrition guidelines based on research examining how dietary patterns affect cancer risk and prevention.
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Brush Up: High Throughput Sequencing Technologies
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | Nov 15, 2022 | 1 min read
High throughput sequencing is a versatile technology that revolutionized the field of genetics.
Brush Up: Quorum Sensing in Bacteria and Beyond
Brush Up: Quorum Sensing in Bacteria and Beyond
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Nov 1, 2022 | 4 min read
Microbes communicate with quorum sensing to coordinate their behavior in response to how many neighbors they have.
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: A New Frontier in Repairing Organ Damage
Brush Up: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | Oct 17, 2022 | 4 min read
A new frontier in repairing organ damage
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Combating Mosquito-Borne Diseases with CRISPR
Niki Spahich, PhD | Oct 11, 2022 | 4 min read
As alternatives to insecticides, Omar Akbari uses sophisticated genetic engineering methods to solve the world’s mosquito problems.
Lipid nanoparticle delivers treatment to a cancer cell.
Researchers Develop a CRISPR-Based Therapy That Penetrates Solid Tumors
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | Oct 10, 2022 | 3 min read
By packaging lipid nanoparticles with elements that decrease the fibrous nature of solid tumors, researchers can deliver CRISPR therapies in a more efficient manner.
3D representation of a DNA helix and with a base offset from the main helix, illustrating the concept of base editing.
A CRISPR Alternative for Correcting Mutations That Sensitize Cells to DNA Damage
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | Oct 10, 2022 | 3 min read
Researchers turned to base editors to correct mutations causing the rare genetic disease Fanconi anemia without inducing double-strand DNA breaks.