A common genetic deletion boosts the risk for schizophrenia by 30-fold. Generating nerve cells from people with the deletion shows why.
Oct. 16, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: schizophrenia brains health-and-medicine nerve-cells
Study finds that compressing cells, and crowding their contents, can coax them to grow and divide.
Oct. 13, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: genetics cancer biology research cells mechanical-engineering school-of-engineering biological-engineering
Virtual reality software which allows researchers to ‘walk’ inside and analyse individual cells could be used to understand fundamental problems in biology and
Oct. 12, 2020 • ~4 min
Tags: virtual-reality chemistry cell imaging microscopy
Patients suffering from severe COVID-19 may be experiencing a rogue antibody response similar to that seen in autoimmune diseases. The findings offer new approaches for COVID-19 therapy.
Oct. 8, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: covid-19 immune-system pandemic sars-cov-2 viruses infection cytokine-storm antibody autoimmune-diseases b-cell
Older people like President Trump are at more risk from COVID-19 because of how the immune system ages
Older coronavirus patients face grimmer outlooks. A virologist explains the aging-related changes in how immune systems work that are to blame.
Oct. 2, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus immune-system t-cells immunology aging donald-trump sars-cov-2 immunity adaptive-immune-response innate-immune-response immune-response white-blood-cells t-cell immune-function coronavirus-pandemic diagnostic-test
"It's extremely challenging to image the forces of a living cell at a high resolution." Scientists compare their luminescent DNA method to fireflies.
Sept. 30, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: dna cells fluorescence health-and-medicine imaging-technology
Life in captivity causes observable harm to the structure and function of large mammals' brains.
Sept. 24, 2020 • ~10 min
Tags: brain mammals brain-cells zoos elephants animal-care captive-wildlife
An unexpected discovery could provide stem cells for the creation of placenta tissue. Until now, that hasn't been possible.
Sept. 18, 2020 • ~3 min
Tags: placenta stem-cells pregnancy health-and-medicine
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