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Study Explains How Newborn Mice Can Regrow Damaged Hearts
Ruth Williams | May 2, 2018
The extracellular matrix appears to inhibit regeneration; but scientists debate whether heart muscle really comes back.
Image of the Day: Swiss Army Crustacean
Staff, The Scientist Staff | May 2, 2018
The tools researchers used to study how this amphipod’s limbs develop could help inform our understanding of cell lineages and fates.
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.
Researchers Turn to Implantable Robots to Regenerate Tissue
Shawna Williams | May 1, 2018
The devices, which could one day treat children with esophageal atresia and short bowel, were recently tested in pigs.
Studies Show How Cells Differentiate at Life’s Beginning
Shawna Williams | Apr 27, 2018
A trio of papers provide new insight into embryo development.
Image of the Day: New Neurons
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 28, 2018
Scientists discover a molecular factor that allows them to follow neurons from birth to maturity.
Tadpoles Keep Eating Because They Don’t Feel Full
Catherine Offord | Mar 28, 2018
Baby frogs don’t develop the neural circuitry responsible for feeding inhibition until they begin metamorphosing into adults.
Image of the Day: Morphing Cells
Staff, The Scientist Staff | Mar 27, 2018
By removing a single gene, researchers change the developmental fate of tumor cells in mice.
Eat Yourself to Live: Autophagy’s Role in Health and Disease
Vikramjit Lahiri and Daniel J. Klionsky | Mar 1, 2018
New details of the molecular process by which our cells consume themselves point to therapeutic potential.
Are the Brains of Transgender People Different from Those of Cisgender People?
Shawna Williams | Mar 1, 2018
Research into the biological basis of gender identity is in its infancy, but clues are beginning to emerge.