Tag: embryonic development

Innovation, Research

Study points to an important role for white blood cells in brain development

July 22, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Whether white blood cells can be found in the brain has been controversial, and what they might be doing used to be complete mystery. In a seminal study published in Cell, an international team of scientists led by Prof. Adrian […]

Innovation, Research

Developmental shape-shifting is key to cancer’s ability to spread and evade immune defenses

February 11, 2020

Via: The Medical News

Just as people tend to become stuck in their ways as they grow older so too do cells. Neurons in the brain don’t one day decide to become heart cells; skin cells repair wounds with skin cells rather than kidney […]

Innovation, Med Tech

New imaging technology will improve understanding of embryonic development

April 9, 2019

Via: The Medical News

Soon after conception, an embryo’s circulatory system connects to that of its mother. Complications that occur at this critical time can result in miscarriage or birth defects with long-term chronic conditions. Unfortunately, limitations in imaging technologies prevent researchers from fully […]