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Stem cell niche within plant callus tissue drives organ regeneration

Proper plant growth in tissue culture experiments typically depends on one crucial step: the plant’s ability to form a clump of pluripotent cells that can then regenerate root, stem, and other organs. This cluster of cells, known as a callus, … Continue reading

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Journal Club: Bioengineers build a tiny heart ventricle to better understand heart disease and treatment

Bioengineer Kit Parker wants to build replacement hearts for children born with heart defects. Although that goal remains a long way off, Parker recently took a step in that direction by assembling a 1:250 scale model of the human left … Continue reading

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Journal Club: A new take on why tumors develop drug resistance

Cancer’s notorious resistance to therapy is often explained as the result of natural selection of newly mutating cells. Cancer-killing drugs wipe out nearly all of a tumor’s cells, but random mutations may allow for drug resistance in some cells, and … Continue reading

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