Pregnancy in space: studying stem cells in zero gravity may determine whether it’s safe

This article was originally published at The Conversation. (opens in new tab) The contributed the article to Space.com’s Expert Voices: Op-Ed & Insights. Joanna Bridger (opens in new tab)Director of the Center for Genome Engineering and Maintenance (CenGEM), Professor of Genome Organisation, Brunel University LondonEmmanouil Karteris (opens in new tab)Reader in Biomedical Sciences, Brunel University … Read more

New method allows scientists to determine all the molecules present in the lysosomes of mice

A cartoon representation of the new method, which allows scientists to isolate the lysosomes (left) of any cell in a mouse to analyze and identify using mass spectrometry (right) all the molecules inside them. Credit: Cindy Lin Small but mighty, lysosomes play a surprisingly important role in cells despite their diminutive size. Making up only … Read more

More digging needed to determine whether bones of fallen Waterloo soldiers were sold as fertilizer

Batalla de Waterloo – Jan Willem Pieneman La bataille de Waterloo (1824, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam) de Jan Willem Pieneman (1779-1853). Credit: Jan Willem Pieneman La bataille de Waterloo (1824, Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam) de Jan Willem Pieneman (1779-1853) Were the bones of fallen Battle of Waterloo soldiers sold as fertilizer? As very few human remains have been found … Read more

With cryo-EM, scientists determine structure of key factor in RNA quality control

Cell (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2022.04.016″ width=”800″ height=”530″/> Graphical abstract. Credit: Cell (2022). DOI: 10.1016/j.cell.2022.04.016 In biology, getting rid of stuff can be just as important as making it. A buildup of cells, proteins, or other molecules that are no longer needed can cause problems, so living things have evolved several ways to clean house. A prime … Read more