Medical research

Why some developing hearts can't tell left from right

When a developing heart can't tell left from right, it can take a team of scientists from a host of disciplines to explain why. Yale pediatricians, geneticists, cell biologists, and imaging experts have identified a surprising ...

Medical research

New microdevice replicates embryonic spinal cord development

Researchers at the University of Maine MicroInstruments and Systems Laboratory (MISL), in collaboration with The Jackson Laboratory, have developed a new microfluidic tool that reproduces in the laboratory the same physiochemical ...

Medical research

Proto-teeth migrate along the developing jaw

Smile! For the first time, researchers have captured on video how teeth find their way to the right spot in the jaw to give you that winning grin. The research, led by scientists at UC San Francisco, showed in mice that molar ...

Neuroscience

New technique can help understand neurodegenerative diseases

Cell biologists at Utrecht University have successfully moved selected parts of a neuron to another specific location within the cell. This allows them to accurately study which role the position of a cell component performs ...

Immunology

The innate immune system condemns weak cells to their death

In cell competition the strong eliminate the weak, thereby ensuring optimal tissue fitness. Molecular biologists at the University of Zurich and Columbia University have now demonstrated that the innate immune system plays ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer, bioelectrical signals and the microbiome connected

Developmental biologists at Tufts University, using a tadpole model, have shown that bioelectrical signals from distant cells control the incidence of tumors arising from cancer-causing genes and that this process is impacted ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers explore function of cancer-causing gene

Developmental biologists at the University of Georgia are discovering new roles for a specific gene known as Max's Giant Associated protein, or MGA. A little studied protein, MGA appears to control a number of developmental ...

Medical research

Nontoxic scaffold developed: New skin for chronic wounds

The concept is amazing: a synthetic cell carrier is populated by skin cells and dissolves simultaneously. In just two years, the Lucerne-based company nolax and Empa have developed this project up to a first proof of concept ...

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