A drawing of pseudostratified gut epithelial cells in the early intestines, cells in red and nucleus in purple.
Move Over Apoptosis: Another Form of Cell Death May Occur in the Gut
Natalia Mesa | May 18, 2022
Though scientists don’t yet know much about it, a newly described process called erebosis might have profound implications for how the gut maintains itself.
Magenta (DNA) and green (lysosome) fluorescent markers indicate that cells eject waste products from the cell before late mitosis.
Science Snapshot: Mitotic Housekeeping
Lisa Winter | May 11, 2022
Researchers reveal that a measurable drop in the dry mass of a cell prior to mitosis is caused by waste products being jettisoned before the cell divides.
Exosomes, microvesicles, and apoptotic bodies: The three major types of extracellular vesicle.
Extracellular Vesicles: Applications and Potential
Beckman Coulter Life Sciences | May 13, 2022
Explore why extracellular vesicles are attractive candidates for new therapeutic approaches.
A pink and blue illustration of the central nervous system, visible through a translucent outline of a human head and shoulders, zooms in to show an illustration of interconnected neurons
Specific Brain Cells Linked to Parkinson’s Disease
Dan Robitzski | May 6, 2022
Research identifies 10 types of dopamine-making neurons, one of which seems to die off during the disease.
People holding signs
NYU Defends Against Backlash Over Potential Hire
Amanda Heidt | Apr 29, 2022
Hundreds of the school’s faculty, students, and trainees are protesting its consideration of David Sabatini, who left his previous posts after alleged sexual misconduct.
chipcytometry-tissue
Revolutionizing Cellular Phenotyping with Multiplex Tissue Imaging
The Scientist Creative Services Team, Canopy Biosciences | May 9, 2022
Highly multiplexed tissue immunohistochemistry combined with an automated, high resolution imaging pipeline resolves unlimited protein targets in intact tissue.  
line illustration of DNA with single-strand break
Cancer Cells Break Own DNA to Defend Against Radiation
Sophie Fessl | Apr 28, 2022
Self-inflicted DNA breaks let the cells hit pause on repair of radiation-induced DNA damage, giving them time to recover, an in vitro study shows.
Pink rat pups piled on top of each other.
Rat Sperm Generated from Stem Cells
Alejandra Manjarrez | Apr 7, 2022
Researchers report they were able to make functional sperm in a dish, a feat previously only possible for mice.
Researchers are applying mechanical force to bone cells grown on apple scaffolds to mimic the affect of gravity on bone regeneration.
Apples Lay the Foundation for Regenerating Bone
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | May 9, 2022
Researchers use innovative plant-based biomaterials to grow new bone for restoring depleted bone mass after space travel.
Mushrooms in the forest next to a tree trunk covered in moss.
Can Mushrooms “Talk” to Each Other?
Natalia Mesa | Apr 6, 2022
Forest floor-dwelling fungi can send one another electrical signals to form word-like clusters, according to a computer scientist, but whether that represents something akin to language isn’t clear.
A micrograph from the first US case of COVID-19, with SARS-CoV-2 virus particles in blue
SARS-CoV-2 Can Spread Via Cell-to-Cell Transmission
Catherine Offord | Apr 4, 2022
The virus’s ability to slip directly from one cell to another may help it avoid some of the body’s immune responses.
Don Ingber engineered cystic fibrosis airway chips that recapitulate patient symptoms.
A New Model of Lung Disease Paves the Way for Personalized Treatments
Nele Haelterman, PhD | May 9, 2022
Scientists engineered a lung-on-a-chip model from patient cells that mimics cystic fibrosis.
Photo of Junyue Cao
Junyue Cao Applies Novel Approaches to Aging and Disease
Lisa Winter | Mar 14, 2022
The Rockefeller University geneticist is tracing the full lifespan of individual cells to better understand how and why humans age.
artist's depiction of white, beige, and brown fat cells
Heat May Melt Away White Fat
Sophie Fessl | Mar 4, 2022
Local heat therapy induces browning of adipose tissue in mice and humans, a study finds, suggesting it could help treat obesity—though some experts have reservations.
Meat sample in open disposable plastic cell culture dish in modern laboratory or production facility.
Removing the Animals from Lab-Grown Meat
Niki Spahich, PhD | May 9, 2022
Growing meat in a laboratory may seem like science fiction, but researchers around the world are perfecting the culture of animal muscle intended for human consumption.
A close up shot of a thumb pointing to a pimple on a patch of bare skin
Skin Cells Can Transform To Help Fight Acne
Dan Robitzski | Mar 2, 2022
A new study reveals that the fibroblasts in tissue surrounding acne infections play an active role in the body’s immune response—and that existing treatments help trigger them to do so.
Thomas Lozito poses with Donald, one of his mourning geckos.
Thomas Lozito Is Figuring Out How Lizards Rebuild
Connor Lynch | Feb 14, 2022
The University of Southern California bioengineer studies how lizards regrow their tails, with the goal of one day inducing regeneration in humans.
Using Single Cell Proteomics to Understand Human Health and Disease
Using Single Cell Proteomics to Understand Human Health and Disease
The Scientist Creative Services Team, 10x Genomics | May 5, 2022
Miriam Merad and Harrison Specht will discuss how single cell proteomics complement other omics methods to provide insight into disease pathophysiology and treatment.
Photo of lab-grown chicken from Eat Just, Inc.
Cultured Meat Advances Toward the Market
Abby Olena | Feb 14, 2022
The biotech industry is chipping away at the obstacles standing between the lab and the dinner plate.
Scientific illustration of a migrating breast cancer cell.
Breast Cancer Cells Churn Out Cholesterol to Fuel Metastasis
Alejandra Manjarrez | Feb 4, 2022
A study uncovers a novel connection between the biomolecule and cancer progression.