Fat Cells Shrink to Make Room for Milk in Breastfeeding Mouse Moms
Fat Cells Shrink to Make Room for Milk in Breastfeeding Mouse Moms
Adipocytes lose their lipids and reprogram themselves into stem cells during lactation, then turn back into fat cells after pups wean.
Fat Cells Shrink to Make Room for Milk in Breastfeeding Mouse Moms
Fat Cells Shrink to Make Room for Milk in Breastfeeding Mouse Moms

Adipocytes lose their lipids and reprogram themselves into stem cells during lactation, then turn back into fat cells after pups wean.

Adipocytes lose their lipids and reprogram themselves into stem cells during lactation, then turn back into fat cells after pups wean.

preclinical, cell & molecular biology, ecology
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These Organelles Have No Membranes
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Originally intended for basic neuroscience research, the drugs were ultimately hijacked for illicit recreational use.
Research Building Burns Down in Woolsey Fire
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The structure was the cornerstone of a UCLA conservation science center.
Image of the Day: Interloper Cells
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In kidney organoids, brain and muscle cells also develop.
College Campuses Close as Wildfires Ravage California
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