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Scientists have discovered a cell that does something they thought was impossible

Known as the "power house" of the cell, these little subunits within the cell provide the organisms with energy and were thus thought to be essential.<p>But it now seems that actually they might not be that essential, as researchers describe the first eukaryote known that lacks mitochondria.<p>Other …

Biology

Gene therapy against brain cancer

Applying gene therapy to glioblastoma appears to be a very promising treatment, say researchers. Tests in vitro and in vivo on mice provided very …

Stroke survivors walk again after Stanford injects stem cells into brain

Stroke survivors who believed they would be paralysed or need a wheelchair for the rest of their lives are walking and moving again following a ground-breaking stem cell treatment.<p>18 patients who agreed to allow doctors to drill a hole in their skull and inject stem cells into the damaged part of …

Paralyzing Cone Snail Venom Could Inspire New Human Insulins

Venom that snails use to paralyze their prey before gobbling them up could inspire a new drug for diabetes.<p>The venom that sea-dwelling cone snails …

Inflammation - A Promising New Target for Treating Epilepsy Patients

The latest evidence on one particular chemokine of interest, CCL2, and its potential role in human epilepsy are the focus of an article in <i>DNA and</i> …

iCell (for iPad)

<b>Pros</b><p>Educational. Good interactive 3D renditions of living cells. Useful textual descriptions.<p><b>Cons</b><p>No references. Could use a wider variety of cell …