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2012-09-24 22:15:32

Exposed tissue surfaces, including skin and mucous membranes, are under constant threat of attack by microorganisms in the environment.

Mucus Helps Clean Out Human Lungs
2012-08-24 10:53:38

Researchers recently published a study on their work to understand how human lungs clean out mucus from colds and allergy, making the airways free to foreign matter that may be toxic or infectious to the body.

2012-07-10 14:53:07

Migratory birds and fish use the Earth’s magnetic field to find their way.

2012-06-07 23:00:51

The development of convenient, yet physiologically relevant in vitro culture systems is critical to research and development on chronic respiratory diseases such as asthma or COPD, and could accelerate

2012-01-26 13:12:33

In a study that holds major implications for breast cancer research as well as basic cell biology, scientists with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have discovered a rotational motion that plays a critical role in the ability of breast cells to form the spherical structures in the mammary gland known as acini.

2012-01-10 08:00:00

The Biology Website EurekaMag.com publishes insights into all areas of biological and health science.

2011-08-01 12:49:20

How do cells know where to position themselves and where to accumulate in order to carry out their functions correctly within each organ?

2011-07-06 16:12:27

Researchers at The Saban Research Institute of Children's Hospital Los Angeles have successfully created a tissue-engineered small intestine in mice that replicates the intestinal structures of natural intestine—a necessary first step toward someday applying this regenerative medicine technique to humans.

2011-04-06 23:07:57

Developmental processes are increasingly well-characterized at the molecular and cell biological levels, but how more complex tissues and organs involving the coordinated action of multiple cell types in three dimensions is achieved remains something of a black box.

2011-03-21 13:04:31

With intensity a million times brighter than sunlight, a new synchrotron-based imaging technique offers high-resolution pictures of the molecular composition of tissues with unprecedented speed and quality.


Word of the Day
ecotone
  • A transitional zone between two communities containing the characteristic species of each.
The word 'ecotone' comes 'eco-' plus a Greek root meaning 'tension'.