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A mouse stands behind a toy table with two pieces of food on it.
A Protein-Sensing Molecular Switch Alters Facial Features
Shelby Bradford, PhD | Jun 24, 2024 | 3 min read
The mTORC1 signaling pathway senses nutritional information and influences craniofacial development in mice.
Microscopy photo of a dissected fly ovary with mature oocytes visible as dark ovals.
How Nutrition Regulates Ovulation
Shelby Bradford, PhD | Jun 19, 2024 | 4 min read
Fly fat tissue senses nutritional status through a stress response pathway to control reproductive activities.
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Natural Trip: Endogenous Psychedelics and Human Physiology
The Scientist | 1 min read
Researchers explore the trippy science behind natural hallucinogens in humans. 
A baby cries
Why are Tears Important?
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | Jun 3, 2024 | 2 min read
Human tears are a blend of elements that lubricate and protect the human eye.
The heart sections on the left present defects while the hearts on the right do not show defects. 
Genetic Signatures of a Defective Heart
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | May 14, 2024 | 4 min read
In a mouse model of Down syndrome, three copies of a gene encoding a kinase contributed to congenital heart defects.
Illuminating Organs with Organoids
Illuminating Organs with Organoids
The Scientist | 1 min read
In this webinar, Benjamin Freedman talks about the importance of organoids in modeling organ function and disease.
A developing embryo with DNA labeled blue, cell boundaries labeled pink, and certain cells fluorescing green.
The First Two Cells in a Human Embryo Contribute Disproportionately to Fetal Development
Shelby Bradford, PhD | May 13, 2024 | 4 min read
A research team showed that, contrary to current models, one early embryonic cell dominates lineages that will become the fetus.
An artistic illustration of the female reproductive system.
Outsmarting Ovarian Cancer
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | May 8, 2024 | 4 min read
Biochemist Sharon Stack hopes to advance the field of ovarian cancer by exploring the tumor and host-related factors that influence its metastatic process. 
Discover How CF® Dyes Let Scientists Delve Deeper into Biological Phenomena
CF® Dyes: Clearer Fluorescent Results
Biotium | 1 min read
CF®  Dyes combine pegylation and sulfonation to create fluorescent dyes with better signal intensity, more solubility, and superior specificity.
An antenna-like cellular structure emerges from the surface of a human pancreatic islet cell. The surface of the cell is covered with small structures called microvilli.
The Shape of Cilia
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | May 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Three dimensional images of human pancreatic islet cells provide an unprecedented view of the enigmatic primary cilia.
Soybeans growing against a black background.
How Do Plants Know Which Way is Up?
Hannah Thomasy, PhD | May 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Despite centuries of study, scientists still make new discoveries about the mechanisms of gravitropism.
Spatial Multiomics Reveal Microbiome-Linked T Cell Modulations in Human Graft-Versus-Host Disease
Spatial Multiomics Reveal Microbiome-Linked T Cell Modulations in Human Graft-Versus-Host Disease
The Scientist | 1 min read
In this webinar, Benton Berigan will highlight the value of combining multimodal data, including spatial information, to understand complex immunological processes.
3D wireframe conceptual image of a human head with a white netting overlay on a purple background.
Interstitium: A Network of Living Spaces Supports Anatomical Interconnectedness
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | Apr 26, 2024 | 6 min read
What researchers once regarded as a byproduct of biology may hold the key to understanding health and disease.
Unveiling the Mysteries of Hibernation and Torpor
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | Apr 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Neuroscientist Siniša Hrvatin explores how animals initiate and regulate states of dormancy.
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Fecal Microbiota Transplants: From Gut Infections to Psychiatric Disorders
The Scientist | 1 min read
Fecal transplants may help scientists improve current treatment strategies for anorexia nervosa.
A pregnant woman blowing her nose.
Viral Immune Responses Suppress a Gestational Hormone
Shelby Bradford, PhD | Mar 25, 2024 | 4 min read
Influenza infection activates a pathway that leads to a detrimental drop in progesterone during pregnancy in mice.
A researcher looks at the screen of an imaging equipment. She sees a picture of a Western blot membrane.
The Mysterious Western Blot Message
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | Mar 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Elissavet Chartampila meticulously crafted handwritten labels for her lab tools. Little did she know that some labels last forever.
Translational Research for Neural Implants
Translational Research for Neural Implants 
The Scientist | 1 min read
John Donoghue and Vasiliki (Vasso) Giagka will discuss the latest bioengineering advances for implantable devices that treat neurological disorders.
Fluorescent microscopy image of an embryo model representing four tissue layers of this developmental stage. Cyan-labeled cells are clustered at the top of an ovoid structure, underneath them are yellow-labeled cells and under them red-labeled cells, and surrounding all three layers are white labeled cells.
The First Human Embryo Model From Embryonic Stem Cells
Shelby Bradford, PhD | Mar 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Jacob Hanna developed a method for replicating embryogenesis outside of the uterus to understand the underlying mechanisms.
The illustration shows adipocytes, cells of the adipose tissue, and Trypanosoma brucei parasites that occupy the extracellular spaces between the cells.
Lose the Fat and Curb Parasitic Infection
Mariella Bodemeier Loayza Careaga, PhD | Mar 1, 2024 | 2 min read
Trypanosoma brucei infection induces fat breakdown, but this strategy benefits the host. 
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