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3D mini-brain sheds light on Zika Virus in the brain

Posted by , on 10 June 2016

The Zika virus is making headlines as a major world health crisis linked to a host of neurological conditions. In the cases of microcephaly and Guillain-Barre, the evidence that Zika Virus ...

Cellular conversations

Posted by , on 7 June 2016

We know that cells are the building blocks of our bodies. But they are not like inert wooden blocks. They are complicated tiny machines that communicate with each other to ...

Visualizing our 'gut instinct'

Posted by , on 19 May 2016

How on earth do we turn into a living, breathing, singing, speaking being, from just the fusion of two cells? Development is fascinating and mysterious. Stem cells are one component ...

Making and re-making the brain

Posted by , on 23 December 2015

  The three-pound lump under our skulls that allows us to speak, run and function in our daily lives is a mass of dozens of types of minuscule cells joined ...

Organ Design 101: Discovering the rules for building a pancreas

Posted by , on 19 November 2015

As we develop from wads of cells to fully formed humans, each of our organs goes through intricate processes to achieve the right combination and number of cells arranged in ...