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Not Immune to Fat
Kate Yandell | Nov 1, 2015
The effect of a high-fat diet on murine T cells
Growing Placenta-Generating Cells
Jef Akst | Oct 14, 2015
Researchers derive trophoblast stem cells from mouse fibroblasts, paving the way for cell therapy for placental dysfunction diseases.
Neurogenesis in the Mammalian Brain
Jef Akst | Oct 1, 2015
Neuron nurseries in the adult brains of rodents and humans appear to influence cognitive function.
Crayfish Blood Cells Make New Neurons
Jyoti Madhusoodanan | Aug 13, 2014
Hemocytes can form neurons in adult crayfish, a study shows.
Artificial Blood Is Patient-Ready
Jef Akst | Apr 16, 2014
In the midst of news that engineered organs are being implanted into animals and people, researchers announce the creation of artificial blood for transplant.
Nascent Neurons Break Free
Kerry Grens | Jan 9, 2014
Neuronal precursors are partially dismantled during early development before they find their fate.
Week in Review: December 16–20
Tracy Vence | Dec 20, 2013
Sex lives of early hominins;
genome; surface topography and stem cells; how HIV weakens immune cells; dogs, dust microbes, and mouse allergies; news from ASCB
Surface Texture Influences Differentiation
Kate Yandell | Dec 18, 2013
The topography of a stem cell’s environment can influence cilia length, which in turn modulates cell signaling and development.
Karen Hopkin | Mar 1, 2012
With an eye to understanding animal regeneration, Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado has turned a freshwater planarian into a model system to watch.
Cells from Stem Cells Still Immature
Cristina Luiggi | Aug 18, 2011
Cells derived from embryonic and induced pluripotent stem cells exhibit striking differences from the cells they’re supposed to represent.