February, 2012 – E
|From: White, et al., (2012).|
Cells with stem cell profile and the capacity of differentiating into oocytes were purified through fluorescence-activated cell sorting of human ovarian cortical tissue.
|From: Institute of Entomology
Biology Centre AS CR
A Czech research group genetically induced subzero temperature-tolerance in the fruit fly of tropical origin, Drosophila melanogaster, which does not normally tolerate freezing temperatures.
|From: Moledina, et al, (2012).|
Microfluidic devices seem to be a good platform for studying the interaction of endogenous signaling with cell orientation, as well as their effects on the differentiation of mouse embryonic stem cells. A research team has used a microfluidic device to control the flow of a signaling molecule and prove its effects on the differentiation of mouse stem cells.
|From: Huang, et al., (2012).|
The fossils of gigantic fleas discovered in China (the oldest discovered as of today, aprox. 165 million years old) indicate that they may have fed from hairy or feathered “reptilians”.
|From: Keller, et al., (2012).|
The recently sequenced genome of a 5,300 year old male human discovered in the Alps in 1991, provides information on his ancestry, physical features and probable illnesses.