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Clean sweep for lung cells

A molecule discovered by A*STAR researchers to switch on the formation of brush-like projections on cells may explain how cells lining the airways of lungs develop. This factor, identified in zebrafish and tadpoles, but also ...

dateMay 18, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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New view of germ cells

It has been accepted wisdom for decades that most animals create germ cells ― those cells that produce the eggs and sperm organisms need to pass on their genes ― in the same way.

dateApr 20, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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Stem cell technique makes sperm in a dish

Scientists in China have finally succeeded in creating functioning sperm from mice in the laboratory. To accomplish this feat, the researchers coaxed mouse embryonic stem cells to turn into functional sperm-like cells, which ...

dateFeb 25, 2016 in Cell & Microbiology
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