Chromosomes prepared from a malignant glioblastoma visualized by spectral karyotyping (SKY) reveal an enormous degree of chromosomal instability — a hallmark of cancer. Credit: NCI Center for Cancer Research (CCR) Mutations in 38 different types of cancer have been mapped by means of whole genome analysis by an international team […]

A new handheld 3D skin printer treats severe burns by ‘printing’ new skins cells directly onto a wound. A team of researchers in Canada have successfully trialed a new handheld 3D skin printer, which treats severe burns by ‘printing’ new skins cells directly onto a wound. Although the new system […]

Since humans possess similar genes to the axolotl, the researchers say, scientists may one day discover how to activate them to help speed wound repair or regenerate tissue. The type of salamander called axolotl, with its frilly gills and widely spaced eyes, looks like an alien and has other-worldly powers […]

11-year-old Bertrand Might (center) surrounded by his family, including his father, Matt Might (second from right), and his mother, Cristina Might (second from left). Credit: The Might family Scientists at Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute have shown that cells from children with NGLY1 deficiency — a rare disorder first […]

Healthy brown fat cells (shown in green) require ample amounts of a molecule called heme, which enables the body to metabolize food properly. The Saez laboratory at Scripps Research has described how this vital, but very toxic, metabolite is safely transported inside cells. Credit: Scripps Research The little-known protein is […]