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Heart muscle cells fuse when the heart grows and regenerates

The mammalian heart has very limited regenerative ability. Studying organisms capable of repairing their cardiac muscle…

Macrophage blockade in early breast cancer can reduce metastasis throughout life

Immune cells play a major role in early breast cancer even before a tumor is detectable. Disruption of macrophages and…

Many interacting genes mediate the expression of complex traits

Genetic variation is a ubiquitous feature of populations, but the nature of the connection between variation at the…

Plants must “call for help” both early and late to be heard

Plants can effectively get rid of herbivores by "calling for help" using odors which attract animals that eat…

Uncovering the secret of the ferroptotic death program

Multicellular life developed genetically determined programs for the elimination of irreparably injured cells. While…

Optogenetic neuronal control with sub-millisecond temporal precision and cellular resolution

A new approach that allows the spatial and temporal control of neuronal activation at a single cell level with a…

Engineering non-immune cells to detect and ablate cancer cells

Designer non-immune cells that mimic T-cell functions without the risks associated with engineered immune cells have…

Prions: how I learnt to stop tedious experiments and love the protein aggregation

Proteins fold into elaborate structures to execute their functions, and failure to do so causes many diseases,…

HFSP Publication Digest

Actin’g to reshape the nucleus after cell division

When cells divide, they need to rebuild their nuclei and organise their genome. New HFSP-funded collaborative research…

Feeding hummingbirds use vision, not touch, to hover at flowers

Hummingbirds must maintain contact with flowers in order to collect nectar, which can be challenging when flowers or…

Live 3D imaging highlights cellular activity during embryonic heart development [with video]

Live 3D imaging analysis reveals the coordination that occurs between cardiac progenitor cells - cells that, similar to…