Grimm et al. published a review looking at the effect of micogravity on stem cells and cancer cells. Because commerical space travel will become more common in the future, the affect of gravity on cell growth and differentiation should be studied for its potential positive and negative effects. Additionally, because "real" microgravity (r-μg) is costly due to the necessity of actually...
A review article was published in The Company of Biolgists outlining topics covered at the joint European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) and the Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (IBEC) winter conference in February 2020.
Perspectives on the ethics of using synthetic embryos
Approaches to influencing the development of engineer biological systems.
Dang et al. showed the potential for using cerebral organoids combined with single-cell RNA sequencing to study the effects of drug-induced inflammation.
analyzed 20,758 cells from eight untreated and six METH-treated cerebral organoids and found that the organoids developed from embryonic stem cells contained a diverse array of glial and neuronal cell types
Explorerbiology.org is a website made for 'students in higher education and self-learners'. They host lessons in the forms of videos and essay about classic biological concepts, with backstories on how discoveries came to be. Under the 'bio-dictionary' tab, you'll find notecard-like definitions and pictures of everything from actin to zygotes and in the activities section are interactive lessons on topics such as gel electrophoresis and foldscopes. This is a prime resources for... Read more about XBio: Interactive Learning Website
• DAn grafting into a GDNF-rich host aids pan-neuronal survival but impedes plasticity • Delaying graft exposure to GDNF increases DAn maturation, plasticity, and function • GDNF promotes functional integration of DAn grafts via MAPK signaling • Modulating the host environment can improve the integration of human neural grafts