Study pinpoints genes that make plant stem cells, revealing origin of beefsteak tomatoes
A team of scientists at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) has identified a set of genes that control stem cell production in tomato. Mutations in these genes explain the origin of mammoth beefsteak tomatoes. ...
Complex signaling between blood and stem cells controls regeneration in fly gut
Having a healthy gut may well depend on maintaining a complex signaling dance between immune cells and the stem cells that line the intestine. Scientists at the Buck Institute are now reporting significant ...
Fine-tuned molecular orientation is key to more efficient solar cells
Polymer solar cells are a hot area of research due to both their strong future potential and the significant challenges they pose. It is believed that thanks to lower production costs, they could become a ...
Nanotechnology identifies brain tumor types through MRI 'virtual biopsy' in animal studies
Biomedical researchers at Cedars-Sinai have invented a tiny drug-delivery system that can identify cancer cell types in the brain through virtual biopsies and then attack the molecular structure of the disease.
Nano-capsules designed for diagnosing malignant tumours
Japanese researchers have developed adaptable nano-capsules that can help in the diagnosis of glioblastoma cells – a highly invasive form of brain tumour.
Synthetic biology reveals mechanism of gene-overexpression to induce cell reprogramming
In iPS technology, gene overexpression of the four genes can induce reprogramming of a cell from differentiated state to stem cell state.