It is possible to grow cells from a skin sample in a Petri dish and transform them into neurons in about a month.
Cell cultures have shown promise in representing diseases. The Petri dish is not as different from a sick person as one might think.
A single brilliant insight is only part of the story of how diabetes became a manageable disease.
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A biomedical engineer explains the basic research that led to the discovery of insulin and its transformation into a lifesaving treatment for millions of people with diabetes.
Whether it’s birds in a flock or drivers in traffic, agent-based modelling can describe complex phenomena by applying a simple set of rules to each individual’s behaviour.
By identifying and applying the key rules governing the behaviour of each individual, agent-based modelling offers insights into complex phenomena like traffic jams and flocking.
Could it be that a baby has all the brain cells she ever will?
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Neuroscience labs around the world may need to reevaluate some of their assumptions about whether what works in animals will really produce meaningful treatments for people.
Rats are commonly used in animal testing.
Why are animals still being used in drug development and what are the alternatives that could end their use altogether?
There goes some precious DNA….
Researchers want your canine’s DNA to help unravel the connections between genes and behavior – for dogs and human beings.
What is Ebola?
Despite killing a majority of people it infects, some patients survive the onslaught of Ebola virus. What gives them this resistance, ask Michael Katze, professor of microbiology, and colleagues from the…