New human cell structure discovered

A new structure in human cells has been discovered by Swedish researchers. The structure is a new type of protein complex that the cell uses to attach to its surroundings and proves to play a key part in cell division.

Japanese Researchers Create Human Egg Cells From Blood

Japanese researchers have successfully created immature human eggs out of stem cells, bringing us a step closer to make babies from skin cells.

Detailed atlas of the nervous system

Swedish researchers have created a systematic and detailed map of the cell types of the mouse nervous system. The researchers will now use the same methods to map out the human brain on a detailed level.

The 'Scutoid' Is Geometry's Newest Shape

Scientists have just defined a new shape called the scutoid (SCOO-toid) while studying epithelial cells, the building blocks of embryos that eventually end up forming our skin and lining our organs and blood vessels.

Harvard scientists map how a single cell builds an entire organism

Harvard researchers reported how they systematically profiled every cell in developing zebrafish and western claw-toed frog embryos to establish a roadmap revealing how one cell builds an entire organism.

Alzheimer's Gene is Neutralized in Human Brain Cells for the First Time

US Scientists managed to identify the gene that caused Alzheimer’s disease. Not only that, but they also managed to neutralize the gene so that it did not lead to Alzheimer’s development.

Artificial and biological cells work together as mini chemical factories

Researchers have fused living and non-living cells for the first time in a way that allows them to work together, paving the way for new applications.

Engineers created 3-D shapes from living tissue

Researchers use a precision 3D cell-patterning technology called DNA-programmed assembly of cells (DPAC) to set up an initial spatial template of a tissue that then folds itself into complex shapes.

Scientists 'paint' the world's smallest Mona Lisa on a DNA

New techniques in DNA self-assembly allow researchers to create the largest to-date customizable patterns with nanometer precision on a budget.

New software can verify someone's identity by their DNA in minutes

The technology could have multiple applications, from identifying victims in a mass disaster to analyzing crime scenes.

Life, but not as we know it

Unnatural DNA used to encode unnatural proteins, all in otherwise normal cells.

80 Percent of Epidermis Loss Healed with Genetically Altered Skin

An experimental gene therapy for a rare skin disease sheds light on the cellular mechanisms that help healthy skin continuously regenerate.

Allen Institute shares first open database of live human brain cells

The Allen Institute for Brain Science has added the first data from human nerve cells to a publicly available database for researchers to explore and understand the building blocks of the human brain.

Genes which determine human complexity have been identified for the first time

Genes which determine animal complexity -- or what makes humans so much more complex than a fruit fly or a sea urchin -- have been identified for the first time.