News tagged with organ systems

How our nerves regulate insulin secretion

Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have managed to graft beta cells into the eyes of mice in order to study them in a living organism over a prolonged period of time. As a result, the group and a team of colleagues ...

Dec 10, 2012
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The technology of battling TB

Giri Prasad, a 33-year-old tailor who lives in Delhi, first noticed the pain below his ribs. He went to see a doctor, but when it didn't subside, he traveled to the hospital where he eventually learned he ...

Dec 04, 2012
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Precisely engineering 3-D brain tissues

Borrowing from microfabrication techniques used in the semiconductor industry, MIT and Harvard Medical School (HMS) engineers have developed a simple and inexpensive way to create three-dimensional brain ...

Nov 29, 2012
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Unlocking the destiny of a cell

(Medical Xpress)— Scientists have discovered that breaking a biological signaling system in an embryo allows them to change the destiny of a cell. The findings could lead to new ways of making replacement ...

Nov 01, 2012
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