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three black mice lined up next to each other. the one on the left, fed a low-fat diet, has one small bald patch, the middle mouse, fed fish oil, has a large bald spot across its shoulders and back, and the right mouse, fed cocoa butter, has no baldness.
Fish Oil in Diet Can Cause Hair Loss in Mice, Study Finds
The oil’s omega-3 fatty acids accumulate in the mice’s skin, triggering an immune response that causes hair loss.
Fish Oil in Diet Can Cause Hair Loss in Mice, Study Finds
Fish Oil in Diet Can Cause Hair Loss in Mice, Study Finds

The oil’s omega-3 fatty acids accumulate in the mice’s skin, triggering an immune response that causes hair loss.

The oil’s omega-3 fatty acids accumulate in the mice’s skin, triggering an immune response that causes hair loss.

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Artist’s rendition of two X chromosomes in blue, with a glowing orange line swirling around one.
Male and Female Stem Cells Derived from One Donor in Scientific First
Dan Robitzski | Dec 22, 2022 | 3 min read
Studying otherwise identical XY, XX, X0, and XXY pluripotent stem cells will allow researchers to investigate sex-based differences in greater depth.
Cross section of an organic cell with intracellular organelles
How Intracellular Bacteria Hijack Your Cells
Catherine Offord | Dec 1, 2022 | 10+ min read
Scientists studying pathogens such as Chlamydia, Legionella, and Listeria get a master class in how to control the internal workings of mammalian cells.
The fight against time
The Scientist Speaks - The Fight Against Time: Stem Cells and Healthy Aging 
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 2 min read
Tricking the body into mimicking a fasting state may hold the key to fighting age-related cognitive decline. 
Illustration showing how some intracellular bacteria, such as <em >Legionella pneumophila</em>, manipulate the cell&#39;s membranes for their own good
Infographic: Intracellular Bacteria’s Tricks for Host Manipulation 
Catherine Offord | Dec 1, 2022 | 2 min read
Various microbes, including several human pathogens, hijack the cell’s skeleton, membranes, and protein-making machinery to make themselves at home.
Micrograph of kidney tissue from a mouse
Vesicles from Young Mice Alleviate Signs of Aging in Older Animals
Catherine Offord | Oct 19, 2022 | 4 min read
Mice that received the stem cell–derived treatment were less frail compared with controls, a study reports.
Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: A New Frontier in Repairing Organ Damage
Brush Up: Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine
Jennifer Zieba, PhD | 4 min read
A new frontier in repairing organ damage
Found hunting at night, the Hawaiian Bobtail squid, Euprymna scolopes displays amazing colors through its light emitting organs. They are common in sand flats around the Hawaiian islands.
Ten Minute Sabbatical
Emily Cox and Henry Rathvon | Oct 3, 2022 | 2 min read
Take a break from the bench to puzzle and peruse
Susan Solomon looking into the camera
Lawyer Turned Stem Cell Advocate Susan Solomon Dies at 71
Lisa Winter | Sep 27, 2022 | 2 min read
Her passion came from her son’s struggle with type 1 diabetes and the inability to find new treatments.
Medical illustration depicting self-renewal of a single stem cell dividing into two identical cells.<br><br>
Brush Up: What Is Stemness and Pluripotency?
Deanna MacNeil, PhD | 4 min read
Scientists study pluripotent stems cells to understand early development and how to use them in regenerative medicine, disease modeling, and drug discovery.
person with lab coat and blue gloves holding tray with pink liquid <br><br>
Scientists Consider How Overturning Roe Might Affect Research
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Sep 7, 2022 | 6 min read
Researchers who work with materials such as fetal tissue and human embryonic stem cells are facing new restrictions, the latest in a long line of regulations, that could impede important advances.
Artist’s rendition of a blue-green DNA double helix, viewed lengthwise from within one end.
Stem Cell Lines Riddled With Undetected Mutations
Dan Robitzski | Aug 12, 2022 | 4 min read
Most of the human induced pluripotent stem cells stored at major cell line repositories and used in research harbor thousands of DNA errors, a study finds, highlighting the need for improved quality control measures.
Explore the importance of cellular diversity in health and disease through single cell resolution.
Single Cell Resolution Reveals Cellular Diversity
The Scientist Creative Services Team and 10x Genomics | 1 min read
Access to single cell resolution reveals new insights into how the human body and its cells operate during health and disease.
microscope image series showing synthetic embryo development
Mouse Embryo: No Sperm, Egg, or Uterus Required
Christie Wilcox, PhD | Aug 2, 2022 | 3 min read
Using stem cells and a bioreactor, researchers generated living embryos that survived for more than a week and began to develop internal organs.
A pink and blue illustration of the central nervous system, visible through a translucent outline of a human head and shoulders, zooms in to show an illustration of interconnected neurons
Specific Brain Cells Linked to Parkinson’s Disease
Dan Robitzski | May 6, 2022 | 2 min read
Research identifies 10 types of dopamine-making neurons, one of which seems to die off during the disease.
A Rising Star Launches Brain Power into Outer Space
Science Philosophy in a Flash - A Rising Star Launches Brain Power into Outer Space
Iris Kulbatski, PhD | 1 min read
Alysson Muotri shares how tapping into his inner creative spark fuels his pursuit of science.
Pink rat pups piled on top of each other.
Rat Sperm Generated from Stem Cells
Alejandra Manjarrez, PhD | Apr 7, 2022 | 4 min read
Researchers report they were able to make functional sperm in a dish, a feat previously only possible for mice.
Blue T cell with other blurred T cells in the background
Woman Seemingly Cured of HIV After Umbilical Cord Transplant
Natalia Mesa, PhD | Feb 16, 2022 | 3 min read
Umbilical cord blood may be a good alternative to bone marrow transplants for treating HIV in patients with HIV and cancer.
Learn about hot topics in organoid research
Next-Level Organoids
The Scientist Creative Services Team | 1 min read
Researchers use organoid cultures in unique ways to study health and disease.
Thomas Lozito poses with Donald, one of his mourning geckos.
Thomas Lozito Is Figuring Out How Lizards Rebuild
Connor Lynch | Feb 14, 2022 | 4 min read
The University of Southern California bioengineer studies how lizards regrow their tails, with the goal of one day inducing regeneration in humans.
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