Doppler checks inside living cells to tell ‘friend from foe’

Doppler lets researchers peer inside cells to see if they're harmful. It could help fight food-based pathogens and antibiotic resistance.

Brittany Steff - Purdue • futurity
March 9, 2021 ~7 min

Doppler checks inside living cells to tell ‘friend from foe’

Doppler lets researchers peer inside cells to see if they're harmful. It could help fight food-based pathogens and antibiotic resistance.

Brittany Steff - Purdue • futurity
March 9, 2021 ~7 min

Membrane around tumors may be key to preventing metastasis

Tough as plastic wrap but elastic like a balloon, the lining could be a target for therapies to limit cancer cells from spreading.

Jennifer Chu | MIT News Office • mit
March 8, 2021 ~7 min

Study reveals how egg cells get so big

Oocyte growth relies on physical phenomena that drive smaller cells to dump their contents into a larger cell.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
March 4, 2021 ~7 min

Patient’s own stem cells may repair spinal cord injury

Using a patient's own stem cells may offer a way to repair spinal cord injuries. In a new study, researchers saw improved walking and motor function.

Yale • futurity
March 3, 2021 ~4 min

Basic cell health systems wear down in Huntington’s disease, analysis shows

A new computational approach for analyzing complex datasets shows that as disease progresses, neurons and astrocytes lose the ability to maintain homeostasis.

David Orenstein | Picower Institute for Learning and Memory • mit
Feb. 24, 2021 ~6 min

Metabolic mutations help bacteria resist drug treatment

Study suggests forcing bacteria to burn more energy could make them more susceptible to antibiotics.

Anne Trafton | MIT News Office • mit
Feb. 18, 2021 ~7 min

Lab-grown ‘mini-bile ducts’ used to repair human livers in regenerative medicine first

Scientists have used a technique to grow bile duct organoids – often referred to as ‘mini-organs’ – in the lab and shown that these can be used to repair

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 18, 2021 ~6 min

Color ‘windows’ could turn light from inside or out into power

Researchers have created a new solution for generating solar power. The new "windows" could create energy from light from indoors and outdoors.

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
Feb. 16, 2021 ~6 min

Method sculpts bone replicas in a petri dish

A platform called bio-thermal scanning probe lithography (bio-tSPL), takes a "photograph" of the bone tissue, and then uses the photograph to produce a replica of it.

Karl Greenberg-NYU • futurity
Feb. 10, 2021 ~6 min

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