Developmental Cell

Medical research

Post-breastfeeding tissue remodeling explained by new research

A ground-breaking study into the changes that occur in a woman's breast, from growing into one that provides milk for a new-born, and then back to its normal state, has discovered that milk-producing cells are, in effect, ...

Medical research

Senescent cells play an essential role in wound healing

Senescent cells have a bad-guy reputation when it comes to aging. While cellular senescence - a process whereby cells permanently lose the ability to divide when they are stressed - suppresses cancer by halting the growth ...

Medical research

Exploring how the nervous system develops

The circuitry of the central nervous system is immensely complex and, as a result, sometimes confounding. When scientists conduct research to unravel the inner workings at a cellular level, they are sometimes surprised by ...

Genetics

Team finds gene critical for development of brain motor center

(Medical Xpress)—In a report published today in Nature Communications, an Ottawa-led team of researchers describe the role of a specific gene, called Snf2h, in the development of the cerebellum. Snf2h is required for the ...

Medical research

Fertility: Sacrificing eggs for the greater good

A woman's supply of eggs is a precious commodity because only a few hundred mature eggs can be produced throughout her lifetime and each must be as free as possible from genetic damage. Part of egg production involves a winnowing ...

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