'Dialogue' with environment fuels cancer stem cells

Share this Article You are free to share this article under the Attribution 4.0 International license. New research digs into what drives tumor growth. Researchers found that a single mutated gene in an otherwise healthy stem cell can kick off an increasingly deviant feedback loop of miscommunication between the cancerousContinue Reading

Recycling of Plastic Waste Used to Make Low-Cost Fuel Cells

By Surbhi JainAug 11 2022Reviewed by Susha Cheriyedath, M.Sc. In an article recently published in the journal iScience, researchers discussed the utility of nickel-iron nanoparticles encased in waste plastic-derived carbon nanotubes for low-temperature solid oxide fuel cells. ​​​​​​​ ​​​​​​​Study: Nickel-iron nanoparticles encapsulated in carbon nanotubes prepared from waste plastics for low-temperatureContinue Reading

How Cells Navigate in Messy Environments

Your cells need to get around. For example, immune cells must roam around your body to locate sites of infection, and neurons must migrate to specific positions in the brain during development. But cells do not have eyes to see where they are going. Instead, like a dog sniffing outContinue Reading

The tiny structures that mimic a cell's natural environment

Researchers created substrates with nano-sized pillars in various arrangements. Credit: Jakob Vinje When biologists study cells under a microscope, they look at them on flat surfaces that are nothing like the environment inside the human body. Now, researchers at NTNU have found a way to mimic some aspects of aContinue Reading

Plastic is harming our body's cells. Here's how

A new study has found for the first time that tiny plastic particles found in water and air affect the function of our body’s cells and might damage them. Here are all the details. Beyond the waste generated when these products pollute the environment in massive quantities, the plates, cupsContinue Reading

GreenLight Biosciences Announces Business Agreement With Environmental Impact Acquisition Corp. to Become Publicly Traded Company, Allowing It to Better Harness Its Breakthrough Platform to Develop and Produce RNA for Human Therapies and Agriculture | DNA RNA and Cells

GreenLight Biosciences Announces Business Agreement With Environmental Impact Acquisition Corp. to Become Publicly Traded Company, Allowing It to Better Harness Its Breakthrough Platform to Develop and Produce RNA for Human Therapies and Agriculture Details Category: DNA RNA and Cells Published on Wednesday, 11 August 2021 18:57 Hits: 119 GreenLight Biosciences,Continue Reading

Environmental Cues Keep CAR T Cells on Track

Chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T cells seem like the ideal way to turn a patient’s own immune system into a tumor-fighting army. But in practice, these cellular foot soldiers can be fickle. Sometimes they follow their marching orders; other times they wreak havoc on healthy cells. New advances in syntheticContinue Reading