Foreign antibodies fight cancer
A mouse’s T cells can be primed to attack and eliminate a malignant tumor by injecting antibodies from another mouse with resistance to the tumor, as well as by activating certain signaling cells, a study has found.
Stem cells transplanted, followed in brain
The ability to detect successful engraftment, integration and function of human cells implanted into the brain of a living animal could potentially speed stem-cell therapies’ path to clinical use.
Giocomo studies brain’s ‘GPS’
Lisa Giocomo always loved biology, but took a detour through medicine and psychology on her way to becoming a neurobiologist. She studies grid cells, the brain’s navigation system, to determine how the brain encodes spatial information.
Implanted pump helps heart-failure patient graduate from high school
Doctors said 17-year-old Tovi Balliao was too sick to wait for a heart transplant. But now, a pump implanted in his heart has let him delay a transplant indefinitely.
Making biotechnology interactive with games, remote-control labs
Through special environments called biotic processing units, bioengineers let people interact with cells like fish in an aquarium or even do simple experiments from afar.
5 Questions: Thomas Weiser on improving access to surgical care worldwide
Thomas Weiser is part of an international group of scientific experts bringing attention to the extreme disparities in access to essential surgical care worldwide and calling for change.