In evolutionary biology, protocells are thought to be a stepping-stone to the origin of life, hypothesized as the first cells to transfer genetic information via RNA before the onset of … Continue Reading Researchers develop synthetic prototissue capable of synchronized beating.
Astrocytes are the most abundant glial cells in the central nervous system (CNS) known to be involved in many roles in the brain including the composition of the blood-brain barrier, … Continue Reading Astrocytes found to have a direct role in brain plasticity.
In cytology or cell biology, cell adhesion is a process by which cells attach to neighbors through specialized structures on their surface. Cell adhesion can occur either through direct contact … Continue Reading Previously unknown human cell structure identified.
Researchers in the field of evolutionary development have long sought to understand how genetic mutations millions of years ago changed embryonic development to yield the diverse animal forms seen today. … Continue Reading Researchers de-extinct flies with ancient genes to study evolution.
In the course of evolution, nature has produced thousands of enzymes to facilitate the myriad of chemical reactions taking place inside living organisms every day. Enzymes are responsible for accelerating … Continue Reading Researchers develop an artificial enzyme that speeds reactions in living cells.
When reproducing some reptiles, amphibians, and fish can procreate with same-sex parents, however, it’s challenging for mammals to do the same even with the help of fertilization technology. Now, a … Continue Reading Researchers produce mouse pups with same-sex parents.
Car accidents or sports injuries, even too much texting can injure the peripheral nerves, leaving people with numbness, tingling or weakness in their limbs. For cases requiring surgery, standard practice … Continue Reading First ever bioelectronic medicine speeds up nerve regeneration in animal studies.
In mobile health, the next desirable evolution in this discipline is a wearable capable of monitoring the health of a person through the exchange of information via the internet without … Continue Reading Nextgen wearable can measure single molecules from a nanolitre of blood.
The human skeleton is an amalgam of diverse tissue types including bone, cartilage, and fat cells. Each tissue type in the skeleton is generated and maintained by the precise regulation … Continue Reading Researchers identify elusive human skeletal stem cells.