When a person looks at an object, each eye sees it from a slightly different angle and sends those binocular-based pictures back to the brain. The differences between the two … Continue Reading Neurons responsible for 3D vision identified.
Stem cells are cells responsible for generating specialized cells in the body, with stem cell treatments currently being developed to regenerate and repair diseased or damaged tissues in patients. However, … Continue Reading Microbot can precisely culture and deliver stem cells.
Platelets are cells found circulating in the bloodstream, helping to form blood clots to stop bleeding and promote healing when a person is injured. However, their hyperactivation can also contribute … Continue Reading Synthetic platelet ‘decoys’ outsmart both clots and cancer.
Synthetic biology is quickly moving towards a future where genomes can be engineered-to-order, with researchers using this discipline to better define the minimal set of genes required for a living … Continue Reading Living artificial life constructed using human DNA.
Recent progress in synthetic biology offers the potential to optimize the production of virtually any compound, as well as the development of previously unknown ones. Engineered synthetic biological systems are … Continue Reading Intelligent cells improve production of pharmaceutical raw materials.
Technologies are quickly advancing the way they store information in computers, CDs, DVDs, and even DNA. Despite these advancements, threats as simple as water and as complex as cyber-attacks can … Continue Reading Basic biological molecules used to store data, doesn’t use DNA.
Critically, the growth of children’s bones depends on growth plates situated close to the end of all long bones in the body. These plates are narrow discs of cartilage providing … Continue Reading New mechanism of bone growth uncovered.
In biology, cells sense and process many environmental inputs. These inputs are then processed to produce outputs, such as development, differentiation, or immune responses modulated via the regulation of specific … Continue Reading CRISPR used to develop first biosynthetic dual-core cell computer.
Cellular metabolism is the sum of all chemical changes occurring in living organisms in order to maintain life, including the synthesis of new molecules, and the breakdown and removal of … Continue Reading Researchers induce artificial metabolism in synthetic DNA.
All of our thoughts, bodily functions, memories, and senses are controlled by the central nervous system (CNS), consisting of the brain and spinal cord. Inside the CNS it is the … Continue Reading Textbooks redefined as microglia seen entering the Peripheral Nervous System.
It is hoped constructing living artificial cells will help understand the evolutionary transition from non-living to living matter on earth and help develop biology-based devices capable of sensing light and … Continue Reading Artificial cells produce their own energy and synthesize themselves.
The human gut contains trillions of bacteria, known as the microbiota, which play a crucial role in digesting food and regulating the immune system. Multiple studies show certain bacteria and … Continue Reading Early-life exposure to microbiota restricts colon cancer later in life.
DNA computing is a form of synthetic biology using DNA and biotechnical hardware on the nano-scale to store data and compute information. As the makeup of all organisms on earth … Continue Reading Synthetic cells use DNA computers to communicate and compute data.
The human heart has four valves, thin membranes known to open and close to control blood flow through the heart and the rest of the body. When the valves do … Continue Reading New type of immune cell discovered is crucial for heart valve formation.
In cancer, epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a process where tumors assume a mesenchymal cell phenotype to enhance metastasis, invasiveness, and elevated resistance to cell death. Now, researchers from the University … Continue Reading Breast cancer cells coaxed into turning into fat cells.
Welcome to the Top 10 Healthinnovations of 2018, the fifth-year in this highly popular series. This is where the most exciting discoveries and breakthroughs for the year are decided by … Continue Reading The Top 10 Healthinnovations of 2018.