cells

Motherboard

Scientists Reawaken Cells From a 28,000-Year-Old Mammoth

Yuka the woolly mammoth died a long time ago, but scientists gave her cells a short second life in mouse egg cells.
Becky Ferreira
3.12.19
immortality

Scientists Found a Way to Stop Aging in Human Cells

They targeted telomeres, caps on chromosomes whose length roughly corresponds to age.
Kate Lunau
7.31.17
life after death

Cell Death Might Be Reversible, and Scientists Are Trying to Find Out Why

It tells us something important about cancer.
Farnia Fekri
2.12.17
Transplants

Reprogramming Organs Could Be the Future of Transplants

This could mean safer life-saving organ transplants.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
1.5.17
video

Celldance Video Selections Offer Artful Look At the Secret Lives of Cells

The American Society for Cell Biology invited three labs to "tell their own cell story."
Michael Byrne
12.5.16
Facebook

Mark Zuckerberg Wants to Map Every Cell in the Human Body

A cell atlas could map out hundreds of different cells to help with disease research.
Meredith Rutland Bauer
11.3.16
crisis

Scientists Have Conducted Decades of Research on Mislabeled Cell Lines

Since 1950, many cell lines used in research have been mislabeled as being from the wrong individual, tissue, or species.
Paul Tadich
9.8.16
Art

An Artist Is Growing a Real Human Hand

3D scaffolds, seeded with stem cells, become art in Amy Karle's 'Regenerative Reliquary.'
Francesca Capossela
6.14.16
Cancer

This Light-Stretching Microscope Hunts for Cancer at 36M Frames Per Second

Early cancer detection will save lives.
David Silverberg
4.21.16
Health

Pigeons Could Help Detect Breast Cancer

Paging Dr. Pigeon!
Joe Goodman
11.18.15
New York

This New Exhibition Is a Tour of the Human Body’s ‘Hidden Organ’

I, for one, welcome our bacterial overlords.
Becky Ferreira
11.5.15
Design

[Exclusive] Inside MIT's Self-Replicating Objects

When we can make objects that reproduce, what does that mean for the definition of life itself?
Beckett Mufson
10.19.15
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