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An injectable guidance system for nerve cells

In many tissues of the human body, including nerve tissue, the spatial organization of cells plays an important role. Nerve cells and their long protrusions assemble into nerve tracts and transport information throughout ...

dateApr 06, 2017 in Bio & Medicine
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Cells grow more naturally in 'spaghetti'

The usual way of cultivating cells is to use a flat laboratory dish of glass. However, inside a human body, the cells do not grow on a flat surface, but rather in three dimensions. This has lead researchers at Lund University ...

dateMar 27, 2017 in Bio & Medicine
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No mid-day nap for northern flies

Fruit flies from warm regions have a siesta, whereas their Nordic counterparts do not. Biologists from the University of Würzburg reset the circadian clock of African flies in an experiment. As a result, these insect also ...

dateMar 15, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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How fruit flies form orientation memory

Insects have a spatial orientation memory that helps them remember the location of their destination if they are briefly deflected from their route. Researchers at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (JGU) have examined how ...

dateMar 07, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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