Neutrophils are the “foot soldiers” of the immune system: abundant and active, they are the first line of defense when we are exposed to foreign microbial invaders. To confront these invaders, they must first exit the circulatory system and enter infected tissues. Failure in this process, as exemplified by diseases like leukocyte adhesion deficiency-1 (LAD-1), [...]
Summer 2024 workshops are now scheduled, and we are currently accepting applications! In addition to our regular workshops designed for high-achieving high school students, we have expanded both our locations and workshop options. New locations include Columbia University in NYC and Imperial College London, and our new workshops are AI-Enhanced Bioinformatics, Developmental Biology and Astrobiology. [...]
During embryonic development, what are the molecular events that initiate the first heartbeat? If we could understand how the first heartbeat occurs, maybe we could repurpose this knowledge and translate it into a therapy that delays the final one… Researchers from Harvard captured and molecularly characterized this event in real time using various techniques, including [...]
Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) affects millions of people, yet its molecular mechanism remains largely unknown. Consequently, there are no approved drugs to alleviate its symptoms, leaving physicians uncertain of how to treat patients with this syndrome. Additionally, there are no definitive diagnostic tests, which often results in many individuals going undiagnosed or being dismissively misdiagnosed [...]
That's a good question.... What is a cell type?
The 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry was awarded to Roger Tsien, Osamu Shimomura and Martin Chalfie for development and implementation of fluorescent imaging technology. A notable power of fluorescent imaging is its ability to detect extremely small amounts of fluorescent light, allowing for the detailed visualization of the subcellular organization of cells. However, the resolution [...]
Here is some ground-breaking research on spinal injury from researchers in Lausanne, Switzerland. You can choose to spend your life working on small problems, or big ones. These researchers have clearly chosen to work on the latter. Repairing Spinal Injury
Congratulations to the winners of the 2023 Regeneron Science Talent Search! Intelligence has its perks, but there really are no substitutes for curiosity and hard work.
Most teenagers feel confident in their ability to navigate the world and believe they could survive on their own if necessary. However, adults over 40 would likely agree that their 20s were a time of significant personal growth as experiences continued to shape who they became. In other words, our 20s are still considered formative [...]
How were the first building blocks of life formed from the primordial soup? While answers to such questions may not directly lead to the development of new drugs, sometimes we have an intrinsic need to seek knowledge for its own sake. Sometimes, it’s just pure curiosity: what exactly has Mother Nature been up to for [...]