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Engineer builds tissue models to study diseases

Shelly Peyton, a chemical engineer at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, is building working models of human bone, breast, liver and artery tissues to see how cells behave when they are affected by a disease such as ...

dateMay 12, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Stem cells on the road to specialization

Scientists at the University of Copenhagen have gained new insight into how both early embryonic cells and embryonic stem cells are directed into becoming specialised cell types, like pancreatic and liver cells. The results ...

dateJan 07, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Transcription runs like clockwork

(Phys.org)—It's not just a few key genes and proteins that cycle on and off in humans in a 24-hour circadian pattern as the sun rises and falls. Thousands of genes in organs throughout the body show predictable daily fluctuations, ...

dateSep 03, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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