Measuring Organ Development
Researchers from Dresden and Vienna reveal link between connectivity of three-dimensional structures in tissues and the emergence of their architecture to help scientists engineer self-organising tissues that mimic human organs.
Organs in the human body have complex networks of fluid-filled ... more
2023 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences for Anthony Hyman and Clifford Brangwynne
Anthony Hyman, the managing director of the Max Planck Institute of Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics (MPI-CBG), and Clifford Brangwynne, Professor of Chemical and Biological Engineering at Princeton University and Howard Hughes Medical Institute, have been honored with one of the three 2 ... more
Structures considered key to gene expression are surprisingly fleeting
In human chromosomes, DNA is coated by proteins to form an exceedingly long beaded string. This “string” is folded into numerous loops, which are believed to help cells control gene expression and facilitate DNA repair, among other functions. A new study from the Massachusetts Institute of ... more