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14

Aug

Scientist creates lifelike cells out of metalResearcher says he has created living cells made of metal instead of carbon — and they may be evolving.

Scientist creates lifelike cells out of metal
Researcher says he has created living cells made of metal instead of carbon — and they may be evolving.

08

Aug

Drawing the line between privacy and researchHenrietta Lacks didn’t get to decide whether her cells would be used for research. Over 60 years later, the NIH will give the Lacks family its say.

Drawing the line between privacy and research
Henrietta Lacks didn’t get to decide whether her cells would be used for research. Over 60 years later, the NIH will give the Lacks family its say.

26

Feb


Brain cells can outlive the body 



The findings suggest that our brain cells won’t fail before our bodies do which is good news for longer human lifespans.            
The findings suggest that our brain cells won’t fail before our bodies do which is good news for longer human lifespans.            

07

Oct

biocanvas:

Light reflecting off the wing scales of a sunset moth.
Image by Charles Krebs.

biocanvas:

Light reflecting off the wing scales of a sunset moth.

Image by Charles Krebs.

04

Feb

A pill to make you smarter?

A new drug helps more baby brain cells survive and grow to become functioning brain cells.