H. pylori induces stomach stem cell growth in mice
The findings could explain why H. pylori is a risk factor for gastric cancer, the researchers said.
Drug may help treat deadly brain tumor
A multicenter study has identified an FDA-approved medication that prolongs survival in mice with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma, a brain tumor that now lacks chemotherapy treatments.
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
Bioengineers have created games that allow people to interact with cells, as well as a robotic lab capable of carrying out remote-controlled experiments.
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.