Rutgers researchers identify new factor essential for maintaining stem cells in the brain and gut

The organs in our bodies house stem cells that are necessary to regenerate cells when they become damaged, diseased or too old to function. Researchers at Rutgers University have identified a new factor that is essential for maintaining the stem cells in the brain and gut and whose loss may contribute to anxiety and cognitive … More Rutgers researchers identify new factor essential for maintaining stem cells in the brain and gut

SR GSD Fluorescence Microscope from Leica

Leica Microsystems are pioneers in super-resolution microscopy. The 2007 introduction of the Leica TCS STED heralded a new era of products that break the barriers of diffractionlimited imaging. Based on the highly regarded Leica AM TIRF MC system and the Leica DMI6000 B inverted microscope, the Leica SR GSD harnesses an imaging technique known as … More SR GSD Fluorescence Microscope from Leica

Engineers tap DNA to create ‘lifelike’ machines

Tapping into the unique nature of DNA, engineers have created simple machines constructed of biomaterials with properties of living things. Using what they call DASH (DNA-based Assembly and Synthesis of Hierarchical) materials, engineers constructed a DNA material with capabilities of metabolism, in addition to self-assembly and organization — three key traits of life. “We are … More Engineers tap DNA to create ‘lifelike’ machines