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Cell Biology

The Science of Difference: Let's Do It Right!

Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling | Posted 07.23.2014 | Science
Dr. Anne Fausto-Sterling

In Nature, Janine Clayton and Francis Collins call for efforts to ensure that preclinical studies include both male and female cells and animals. We worry, however, that this timely call will reinforce an underlying, unwarranted belief that males and females are fundamentally different.

Stem Cell Breakthrough Reported Overseas

Reuters | Posted 03.31.2014 | Science

LONDON, Jan 29 (Reuters) - In experiments that could open a new era in stem cell biology, scientists have found a simple way to reprogram mature ani...

Tiny Gene Device Seen As Big Advance For Biocomputing

| Posted 03.31.2013 | Science

By Robert F. Service For the first time, synthetic biologists have created a genetic device that mimics one of the widgets on which all of modern el...

'OMG Microscope' Captures Cells In Stunning Color

The Huffington Post | Macrina Cooper-White | Posted 03.28.2013 | Science

Around 12.7 million people are diagnosed with cancer each year--but how many of us have actually seen a cancer cell up close? New technology develo...

Weird Microbe Has HOW MANY Sexes?

| Posted 03.27.2013 | Science

By Beth Skwarecki If you thought the battle of the genders was complicated, try having seven sexes. When Tetrahymena, a single-celled creature co...

A Potential Flaw in How the Activity of Genes Is Assessed?

Jalees Rehman, M.D. | Posted 12.30.2012 | Science
Jalees Rehman, M.D.

At this month's symposium organized by the International Society for Stem Cell Research, molecular biologist Rick Young presented some very provocative data that is bound to result in controversial discussions about how researchers should assess gene expression.

Artificial DNA Can Do WHAT?

Posted 04.20.2012 | Science

By: Charles Q. Choi, InnovationNewsDaily Contributor Published: 04/19/2012 04:26 PM EDT on InnovationNewsDaily Synthetic molecules resembling DN...

Stem Cells Counter Some Forms Of Blindness, Study Shows

AP | ALICIA CHANG | Posted 03.24.2012 | Science

LOS ANGELES — Two legally blind women appeared to gain some vision after receiving an experimental treatment using embryonic stem cells, scienti...

Mystery of Evolution of Many-Celled Life Revealed

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Searles | Posted 01.19.2012 | Science

What does ordinary yeast have to say about evolution? Quite a lot, if the authors of a new study published in The Proceedings of the National Academy ...

Cara Santa Maria

WATCH: In Vitro Meat

HuffingtonPost.com | Cara Santa Maria | Posted 09.20.2012 | Science

Would you eat a hamburger grown in a petri dish? How would you feel if your breakfast sausage came from the lab? Well, scientists are getting close to making this a reality.

Stem Cell Snorting Holds Promise For Treating Brain Disorders

The Blotter | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

New details from a University of Minnesota researcher's initial tests show the stem cells actually make it to the brain when snorted rather than impla...