You don't have a male or female brain – the more brains scientists study, the weaker the evidence for sex differences

Rather than distinctly male or female, the human brain is much more like the heart, kidneys and lungs – basically the same no matter the sex of the body it's in.

Lise Eliot, Professor of Neuroscience, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science • conversation
April 22, 2021 ~8 min

We grew human tear glands in the lab, and now we're making them cry

Next, researchers want to grow the tear glands of a crocodile – seriously.

Marie Bannier-Hélaouët, PhD Student, Hubrecht Institute, Utrecht University • conversation
March 17, 2021 ~7 min

Why are scientists trying to manufacture organs in space?

Why are scientists trying to grow organs at the International Space Station? People live on Earth not in zero-gravity. A stem cell expert explains why it is useful to do these experiments in space.

Alysson R. Muotri, Professor of Pediatrics and Cellular and Molecular Medicine, University of California San Diego • conversation
July 8, 2020 ~5 min