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Q&A: Placental Ponderings
Christopher Coe | Aug 27, 2015
Biologist Christopher Coe answers readers’ questions about the prescient organ.
Rethinking Lymphatic Development
Amanda B. Keener | Aug 1, 2015
Four studies identify alternative origins for cells of the developing lymphatic system, challenging the long-standing view that they all come from veins.
The Prescient Placenta
Christopher Coe | Aug 1, 2015
The maternal-fetal interface plays important roles in the health of both mother and baby, even after birth.
Sperm Stem Cell Maintenance
Jenny Rood | Mar 2, 2015
A missing transcription factor puts an early end to sperm production in mice.
Stems Cells Ushered into Embryonic Development
Kerry Grens | Nov 7, 2014
The right mix of mouse embryonic stem cells in a dish will start forming early embryonic patterns, according to two studies.
Pilot Study Treats Infants for Autism
Jef Akst | Sep 11, 2014
A preliminary trial finds that teaching parents certain therapeutic interactions for babies showing early signs of autism may improve the infants’ future social development.
Nascent Neurons Break Free
Kerry Grens | Jan 9, 2014
Neuronal precursors are partially dismantled during early development before they find their fate.
Kate Yandell | May 14, 2013
Three-dimensional imaging of living chrysalises shows how butterflies develop.
A Blind Mother Benefits Infants?
Kate Yandell | Apr 15, 2013
In a small study, babies with blind mothers showed no deficits and in fact appeared to be developmentally advanced.
Closing the Gap
Kerry Grens | Oct 1, 2012
A new assay shows that cells use lamellipodia as their primary mechanism to seal up holes in epithelial tissue.