Biomedical technology

Researchers target cells for tissue engineering

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory researchers in the Chemistry Division apply their knowledge of biology in conjunction with materials to improve understanding of how cells and tissues organize and apply new methods to affect ...

Biomedical technology

Leveraging outer space to advance stem cell science and medicine

The secret to producing large batches of stem cells more efficiently may lie in the near-zero gravity conditions of space. Scientists at Cedars-Sinai have found that microgravity has the potential to contribute to life-saving ...

Neuroscience

Microglial methylation "landscape" in human brain

In the central nervous system, microglial cells play critical roles in development, aging, brain homeostasis, and pathology. Recent studies have shown variation in the gene-expression profile and phenotype of microglia across ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Do viruses such as the coronavirus become less deadly?

Variants of the coronavirus have come to represent the ultimate danger: A curveball in our plans to bring an end to the pandemic that has ravaged our world and taken millions of lives. And here's another one—omicron—that ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Scientists develop an RNA-based breath test to detect COVID-19

In a new study in The Journal of Molecular Diagnostics, investigators report on the design and testing of a breathalyzer, known as the Bubbler, that relies on viral RNA detection to diagnose SARS-CoV-2. Its name is derived ...

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