How Groups of Cells Cooperate to Build Organs and Organisms
How Groups of Cells Cooperate to Build Organs and Organisms
Understanding biology’s software—the rules that enable great plasticity in how cell collectives generate reliable anatomies—is key to advancing tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.
How Groups of Cells Cooperate to Build Organs and Organisms
How Groups of Cells Cooperate to Build Organs and Organisms

Understanding biology’s software—the rules that enable great plasticity in how cell collectives generate reliable anatomies—is key to advancing tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

Understanding biology’s software—the rules that enable great plasticity in how cell collectives generate reliable anatomies—is key to advancing tissue engineering and regenerative medicine.

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Glowing Amphibians Extremely Common
Glowing Amphibians Extremely Common
Lisa Winter | Feb 28, 2020
A study of the animals using blue light reveals what humans are not able to see with the naked eye.
Image of the Day: Bubble Suckers
Image of the Day: Bubble Suckers
Amy Schleunes | Feb 28, 2020
Unable to break through the water’s surface, tadpoles have a unique workaround for breathing air.
Researchers Fight a Devastating Amphibian Infection Using Heat
Researchers Fight a Devastating Amphibian Infection Using Heat
Jennifer Parker | Jan 13, 2020
They’ve survived volcanic eruptions, but one Caribbean island’s mountain chicken frogs might need help from scientists to escape the lethal chytrid fungus.
Image of the Day: Last Loa Water Frogs
Image of the Day: Last Loa Water Frogs
Nicoletta Lanese | Aug 27, 2019
Scientists hope to breed the species in captivity because their habitat has nearly disappeared.
Frog-Killing Chytrid Fungus Far Deadlier than Scientists Realized
Frog-Killing Chytrid Fungus Far Deadlier than Scientists Realized
Carolyn Wilke | Mar 29, 2019
A survey reveals the disease has decimated populations in Central and South America and tropical Australia and contributed to the extinction of 90 species.
Frogs Have a Bioelectric Mirror
Frogs Have a Bioelectric Mirror
Catherine Offord | Dec 31, 2018
Amputation of one limb triggers a rapid electric response that reflects the injury in the opposite one, researchers find.
Image of the Day: New Tiny Frog
Image of the Day: New Tiny Frog
Jef Akst | Oct 23, 2018
A newly described amphibian has such a small range in southern Brazil that it’s already critically endangered.
Image of the Day: Frog Leaps Away from Extinction 
Image of the Day: Frog Leaps Away from Extinction 
The Scientist Staff, The Scientist Staff | Jan 3, 2018
A once critically endangered species of leaf frog has made a comeback. 
Animal Analgesics
Animal Analgesics
The Scientist Staff | Dec 31, 2017
A cornucopia of toxins in the animal kingdom could provide inspiration for novel painkillers, but so far, effective drugs have proven elusive.