Computer models may make lab-grown meat cheaper

Lab-grown meat is still too expensive for the large scale, but computer models could make it cheaper, say researchers.

Matt Swayne-Penn State • futurity
May 22, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: earth-and-environment featured cells food meat money sustainability

The malaria parasite has its own internal clock

Understanding how the malaria parasite keeps time could help develop new weapons against a disease that kills a child every two minutes.

Robin Smith-Duke • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: health-and-medicine cells immune-systems malaria parasites

Millions of human cells grow in mouse embryo in 17 days

A new method turns stem cells into millions of mature human cells in a shorter time frame. That could pave the way for a range of medical applications.

Ellen Goldbaum-Buffalo • futurity
May 15, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health-and-medicine embryos red-blood-cells stem-cells

Block immune ‘memory’ to limit organ rejection

Inhibiting the innate immune system's "memory" could offer a way to lengthen the survival of organ transplants and cut the risk of rejection.

Arvind Suresh-U. Pittsburgh • futurity
May 13, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: health-and-medicine immune-systems organ-transplants t-cells

One protein eases problems when cancer cells divide

A protein that plays a vital role in cancer cell division could be a new target for drugs or treatments, researchers say.

Cecilie Krabbe-Copenhagen • futurity
May 12, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer cells mitosis

‘Artificial leaf’ splits water to make sustainable power

"What we have is an integrated module that turns sunlight into electricity that drives an electrochemical reaction. It utilizes water and sunlight to get chemical fuels."

Mike Williams-Rice • futurity
May 5, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: science-and-technology electricity hydrogen light solar-cells sustainability water

Next gen solar cells can handle 390-degree heat

"Our perovskite solar cells show no thermal degradation even at 200 degrees Celsius (390 degrees Fahrenheit) for over three days..."

Mike Krapfl-Iowa State • futurity
May 5, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: science-and-technology materials-science renewable-energy solar-cells temperature

Nanoparticles enter living cells to gather cancer clues

A new imaging technique sends nanoparticles into living cells to reveal important information about cell structure—including how tumor cells physically change as they form a tumor.

Caroline Brooks-Michigan State • futurity
April 30, 2020 ~7 min

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer cells imaging-technology nanotechnology

New clues suggest how autoimmune diseases begin

New research in mice shows that a huge number of immune cells can kickstart autoimmune diseases, which counters assumptions.

LaTina Emerson-Georgia State • futurity
April 23, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: health-and-medicine autoimmune-diseases immune-systems t-cells

Can a cancer treatment work on COVID-19?

Using a patient's own immune cells, with a few tweaks, could be a useful treatment against the virus that causes COVID-19, researchers report.

Duke-NUS • futurity
April 22, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer covid-19 immune-systems t-cells viruses

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