The Gut Microbiome Can Be a Boon or a Bane for Cardiovascular Health
The Gut Microbiome Can Be a Boon or a Bane for Cardiovascular Health
Researchers seek to untangle the biological mechanisms linking resident microbes to our hearts—and to harness them therapeutically.
The Gut Microbiome Can Be a Boon or a Bane for Cardiovascular Health
The Gut Microbiome Can Be a Boon or a Bane for Cardiovascular Health

Researchers seek to untangle the biological mechanisms linking resident microbes to our hearts—and to harness them therapeutically.

Researchers seek to untangle the biological mechanisms linking resident microbes to our hearts—and to harness them therapeutically.

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Image of the Day: New Growth
Image of the Day: New Growth
Chia-Yi Hou | Apr 12, 2019
Injection of a hydrogel that mechanically resembles a blood clot promotes the growth of new blood vessels in mice.
Image of the Day: Metastatic Moment
Image of the Day: Metastatic Moment
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 27, 2019
A human breast cancer cell divides as it moves through surrounding blood vessel cells in vitro.
Blood Vessels Grown in a Petri Dish Closely Resemble Human Ones
Blood Vessels Grown in a Petri Dish Closely Resemble Human Ones
Catherine Offord | Jan 18, 2019
The lab-made organoids are fully functional, the team reports, and could aid the study of vascular-related diseases such as diabetes.
Image of the Day: Scarred Hearts
Image of the Day: Scarred Hearts
Ashley Yeager | Dec 4, 2018
Maps of diving cells before and after heart attacks in mice offer additional evidence against the existence of cardiac stem cells.
Colorblindness Study Reveals Unexpected Way to Make Blood Vessels
Colorblindness Study Reveals Unexpected Way to Make Blood Vessels
Ashley Yeager | May 1, 2018
Researchers stumbled across the connection while searching for ways to reduce vision problems in people with achromatopsia.
Human Brain Organoids Thrive in Mouse Brains
Human Brain Organoids Thrive in Mouse Brains
Ashley Yeager | Apr 16, 2018
After implantation, the tissue developed blood vessels and became integrated into neuronal networks in the animals’ brains.
Feathered Dino <em>Archaeopteryx</em> Probably Flew Like a Pheasant
Feathered Dino Archaeopteryx Probably Flew Like a Pheasant
Ashley Yeager | Mar 13, 2018
High-tech imaging of the Jurassic creature’s humerus and ulna bones reveals it flapped its wings to evade predators.
Image of the Day: Keep a Cool Head 
Image of the Day: Keep a Cool Head 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 17, 2018
Scientists take a close look at how cloven hoofed mammals use selective brain cooling to survive in the heat. 
Image of the Day: Eye of Pig
Image of the Day: Eye of Pig
The Scientist Staff | Sep 6, 2017
This 10-centimeter-wide pig eye replica includes even the most intricate of blood vessels, some no wider than 30 micrometers.