Japan Approves iPS Cell Therapy Trial for Spinal Cord Injury
Japan Approves iPS Cell Therapy Trial for Spinal Cord Injury
The treatment will be tested in a handful of patients who suffered nerve damage in sports or traffic accidents.
Japan Approves iPS Cell Therapy Trial for Spinal Cord Injury
Japan Approves iPS Cell Therapy Trial for Spinal Cord Injury

The treatment will be tested in a handful of patients who suffered nerve damage in sports or traffic accidents.

The treatment will be tested in a handful of patients who suffered nerve damage in sports or traffic accidents.

cell & molecular biology
Ribosomal DNA Can Predict an Animal’s Age
Ribosomal DNA Can Predict an Animal’s Age
Abby Olena | Feb 14, 2019
A clock constructed of rDNA methylation sites can estimate both chronological and biological age across species.
Human Pancreas Cells Can Be Made to Produce Insulin
Human Pancreas Cells Can Be Made to Produce Insulin
Jef Akst | Feb 14, 2019
When implanted into mice, the “pseudo-islets” helped treat the animals’ diabetes symptoms.
Image of the Day: Star Burst
Image of the Day: Star Burst
Carolyn Wilke | Feb 8, 2019
Pancreatic cells associated with cancer resemble celestial bodies as revealed by microscopy.
Infographic: Plants Deploy Exosomes to Stop Alien Invaders
Infographic: Plants Deploy Exosomes to Stop Alien Invaders
Amanda Keener | Feb 1, 2019
A growing branch of research on how plants use exosomes to interact with their environment is opening up a new field of plant biology.
Boosting Plants’ Uptake of Vitamins and Minerals
Boosting Plants’ Uptake of Vitamins and Minerals
Ashley Yeager | Feb 1, 2019
With genetic tweaks, researchers can coax corn and other cereals to take in more iron, but sometimes the plants rebel.
Clues to How Ancient Plants Handled Fungal Pests
Clues to How Ancient Plants Handled Fungal Pests
Jef Akst | Feb 1, 2019
In plants ranging from liverworts to wheat, parasitic water molds build intracellular structures analogous to the nutrient-exchanging structures of symbiotic fungi.
Infographic: How Cells Cheat Death
Infographic: How Cells Cheat Death
Charles Q. Choi | Feb 1, 2019
Apoptosis and other types of programmed cell death appear to be reversible.
Exosomes Make Their Debut in Plant Research
Exosomes Make Their Debut in Plant Research
Amanda Keener | Feb 1, 2019
A growing branch of research on how plants use exosomes to interact with their environment is opening up a new field of plant biology.
Cell Death Processes Are Reversible
Cell Death Processes Are Reversible
Charles Q. Choi | Feb 1, 2019
Molecular programs can rescue cells already engaged in the process of apoptosis or other forms of programmed cell death.