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LabRoots Cell Biology 2017 is coming up quickly! Join us on September 27th – 28th to learn about new advances in basic biology and recent tools and techniques in cell research. Meet with like-minded colleagues and discuss the latest developments in Cell Biology and how interdisciplinary research is helping basic research integrate with new...

Cell Biology, the study of the physiological properties, structure, organelles, environmental interactions, life cycle, and division and death of cells, is a fascinating field that spans most scientific disciplines. Cell Biology encompasses the cross-discipline applications of cell imaging, stem cells, cell physiology and structure, cell signaling, cell culture, and translational biology, and integrates them into...

While all living organisms inherit mitochondria from their mothers, the father’s mitochondria are destroyed at the time of fertilization. Special cellular vesicles that originate in female fruit flies’ egg actively seek out and destroy the father’s mitochondria, according to research conducted by Dr. Eli Arama and a team in the Weizmann Institute’s Molecular Genetics Department. In...

The first-ever successful nose reconstruction surgery performed with cartilage that was grown in the laboratory is a significant advance in the area of facial reconstruction. The procedure was completed at the University of Basel, Switzerland, starting with cartilage cells that were extracted from the patient’s nasal septum, which were then multiplied and expanded onto a...

It was just a few years ago that bird flu was a topic of concern in science news. Now, a new study shows that the concern over the virus making the transition to mammals could occur with just five mutations. H5N1 avian influenza was tested previously on ferrets, leading to the assumption that the...

Millions of dollars are spent each year in an attempt to turn back the hands of time and make the outer body appear younger than it is. Although some people would disagree, it is the aging that occurs within the body and its organs that is of the greatest importance. Scientists have long looked for...

Three-dimensional printing has already begun to revolutionize the manufacturing industry by making it as cost-effective to create a single item as it is to produce thousands of items utilizing conventional manufacturing techniques.  The technology, also called additive manufacturing, uses a digital model to create a layered, three-dimensionally printed object. Now, the biotechnology industry may be on...

Left mostly to their own devices, a group of intrepid human stem cells at Vienna’s Austrian Academy of Science knitted themselves into tissue with a variety of brain structures and specialized groups of neurons. In essence, they created a BB-sized neural ball reminiscent of a nine-week-old fetus brain. And while the clumps of tissue are still...

Creating a batch of stem cells may have just gotten a whole lot easier. A new recipe for creating pluripotent stem cells calls for adding just seven molecules to an existing adult stem cell. The method has been used on mature mouse cells, which were converted into the embryonic-type cells. These pluripotent cells can then be...