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Synthetic biology: Pituitary glands from stem cells

Research into the uses stem cells is at that stage where almost every month a new application is announced, typically in the replacement of damaged cells or tissues. The most recent application is the creation of pituitary gland tissue from the embryonic stem cells of mice. Researchers at the Japanese RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology […]
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Stem cell research: Synthetic retina tissue

This is a ‘Don’t jump to conclusions story.’ Scientists working with the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology (Kobe, Japan) and published in the journal Nature, 6 April 2011, Paywall [Self-organizing optic-cup morphogenesis in three-dimensional culture], an article complete with photobook of 3D imaging at a glance, have announced that mouse embryonic stem cells have been […]
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Trapping antimatter so it finally can be studied

The ALPHA trap for antihydrogen….credit: N.Madsen, ALPHA/Swansea The problem with antimatter is that it is very anti-social; it doesn’t stick around long enough to get to know it. Matter, the stuff we and everything we know is made of, destroys…annihilates antimatter immediately (or the other way around, if you like). The explosive nature of matter […]
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