Image of fruit fly epithelial cells (pseudo colored in this micrograph)
Epithelial Cell Signaling Helps Maintain Tissue Integrity
Using a transgenic fruit fly model, researchers demonstrate how epithelial barriers are maintained in living organisms despite high levels of cell turnover and death.
ABOVE: Romain Levayer
Epithelial Cell Signaling Helps Maintain Tissue Integrity
Epithelial Cell Signaling Helps Maintain Tissue Integrity

Using a transgenic fruit fly model, researchers demonstrate how epithelial barriers are maintained in living organisms despite high levels of cell turnover and death.

Using a transgenic fruit fly model, researchers demonstrate how epithelial barriers are maintained in living organisms despite high levels of cell turnover and death.

ABOVE: Romain Levayer

Tissue repair

Image of the Day: Lumbar Support
Amy Schleunes | Mar 24, 2020
An experimental tissue engineering treatment that addresses damage at both the inner core and outer ring of sheep intervertebral discs improves spinal structure and function.
Snapshot of the repairing experiment on a human tooth
Image of the Day: Enamel Repair
Nicoletta Lanese | Sep 3, 2019
Scientists engineered a new material that could be developed for use in treating tooth decay.
Technique Talk: Supporting Organoid Growth in 3D Cell Culture
The Scientist Creative Services Team in collaboration with Bio-Techne | Mar 8, 2021
In this workshop, you will learn how to optimally culture organoids and support their growth after genetic manipulation.
Macrophages Are the Ultimate Multitaskers
Claire Asher | Oct 1, 2017
From guiding branching neurons in the developing brain to maintaining a healthy heartbeat, there seems to be no job that the immune cells can’t tackle.
Infographic: Macrophages Around the Body
Claire Asher | Sep 30, 2017
In addition to circulating in the blood as immune sentinels, macrophages play specialized roles in different organs around the body.
Technique Talk: 2D Stem Cell Culture
The Scientist Creative Services Team | Jan 22, 2021
In this workshop, you will learn tips and tricks for culturing stem cells in 2D.
Image of the Day: Oculus Reparo
The Scientist Staff | Jul 10, 2017
Following an injury to a Drosophila pupal wing, macrophages swoop in, engulfing debris and aiding in the tissue regeneration process.