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Image of the Day: Hair Follicles
Staff | Feb 2, 2018
Under certain conditions, skin organoids including hair follicles can be generated from mouse pluripotent stem cells, researchers report.
Image of the Day: Release Your Inhibitions
Staff | Jul 31, 2017
A drug commonly used to treat clinical depression sets its effects in motion by hampering the release of an inhibitory neurotransmitter in mice.
Stem Cells in the Hypothalamus Slow Aging in Mice
Ashley P. Taylor | Jul 26, 2017
Once implanted into animals’ brains, neural stem cells that secrete microRNA-containing vesicles seem to contribute to an anti-aging effect.
Transgenic Mouse Illuminates Melanoma Metastasis
Abby Olena | Jun 28, 2017
Glowing cells mark the routes of tumor spread by way of newly formed lymph vessels.
CRISPR-Based Therapy Prevents Retinal Degeneration
Anna Azvolinsky | Mar 14, 2017
An experimental treatment sacrifices rod cell function to save cone cells in mice, preventing retinal degeneration, researchers report.
Antioxidants Again Linked to Cancer’s Spread
Anna Azvolinsky | Apr 13, 2016
Certain diabetes drugs with antioxidant properties promote metastasis in mice with existing tumors, researchers report.
Gut Microbes Need Fiber, Too
Karen Zusi | Jan 13, 2016
A low-fiber diet decimated the diversity of bacterial species in mice colonized with human gut microbes in a recent study.
Rina Shaikh-Lesko | Aug 13, 2015
Researchers find evidence to suggest why an enzyme crucial for fighting off malaria infection is linked to a form of lymphoma.
The Dark Side of Melanin
Anna Azvolinsky | Feb 19, 2015
Researchers uncover a previously unknown way UV light can act on melanin, spurring cancer-causing mutations hours after sun exposure.
Oocytes and Obesity
Ashley P. Taylor | Feb 10, 2015
Eggs from excessively overweight mothers suffer mitochondrial damage that can be averted with pharmacological intervention, a mouse study finds.