Newly-developed 3D printing method uses cells, biomolecules to recreate tissues

The day when you can download and 3D print a sandwich inch ever closer.

The difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells

Big differences hide in tiny things.

New therapy rejuvenates old cells in the lab, which now behave like young cells

Shortly after the therapy, the aged cells started dividing and had longer telomeres.

Immortal cells could usher in the age of plentiful, artificial blood for transfusions

Your body probably won’t even tell the difference.

If stem cells don’t grow as you want them to, just add a dash of parsley-husk scaffolding

To be fair it works with other plants too, but I was shooting for a culinary title.

Cells nudge each other with proteins when moving to keep your body in one piece

Knowing how cells coordinate could let us improve healing speeds and fight cancers.

Finnish appliance grows crops from cells in under a week

This is a berry exciting device.

We’ve found the genetic key to making red blood cells

Researchers from Lund University in Sweden and the Center of Regenerative Medicine in Barcelona have identified four sequences of genetic code that can reprogram mice skin cells to produce red blood cells. If this method can be used on human tissues, it would provide a reliable source of blood for transfusions and people with anemia.

This protein might be the key to developing the fabled slim-pill — that actually works

An international team has discovered that by inhibiting Gq protein production in adipose tissue, cells can be re-purposed from storing fat to burning it.

MIT develops new solar cells, 400 times more efficient and light enough to drape a soap bubble

An MIT research team has developed a new technology that will allow for the creation of lighter and thinner solar cells than ever before. While the team says there is still work to be done before making them commercially available, the panels already proved their efficacy in laboratory settings. They hope that their work will power the next generation of portable

Trying to lose weight? (of course you are) — fish oil to the rescue

The fatty acids in fish oil have been proved to help with a wide range of conditions, with WebMD detailing benefits ranging from improving the health of the heart and circulatory system all the way to fighting dyslexia, kidney disease and improving your child’s IQ. Now, scientists from the Kyoto University found that feeding fish oils to lab mice made them gain considerably less weight than their fish-less counterparts.

Amazing art made out of living cells

Cellular biology can be breathtakingly exciting. Just imaging peering through the absolute tiniest forms of life – a whole different universe in itself! Many times, in this cellular universe, you witness chaos, but here’s where Brazilian multidisciplinary artist Vik Muniz   and self-described “bacteria enthusiast” Tal Danino come in. The two paired and launched an ambitious and amazing project, in which

How cells and cell fragments move in opposite directions in response to electric field

Researchers at  University of California, Davis have shown for the first time how whole cells and fragments orient and move in response to electrical stimuli like an electric field. Surprisingly enough, their results show that whole and fragments move in opposite directions, despite being governed by the same electric field. The findings help better our understanding of how the human body

Photograph of nanobots killing off cancer

Take a really good look at this picture; you may just be looking at the very thing that will defeat cancer. The black dots are nanobots, practically delivering a killing blow to the cancerous cells, and only to those cells. According to Mark Davis, head of the research team that created the nanobot anti-cancer army at the California Institute of

Mini-“submarine” will be able to combat cancer within 3 years

The craziest futuristic ideas from movies seem to become reality one after another even though the cineastes from 1966 would have never believed it…and neither would most of us. Thanks to researchers at Tel Aviv University in just three years we may benefit from the creation of a mini-submarine able to destroy faulty cells, including the ones that cause cancer.