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Printing Skin: Generating Multilayered Vascularized Human Skin Grafts

Printing Skin: Generating Multilayered Vascularized Human Skin Grafts

Illustration courtesy of Mila Colizza. Biological tissue is extraordinarily complex and diverse. Human skin, for example, guards the muscles, bones, and internal organs, protects the body from pathogens, and prevents water loss. Furthermore, skin is composed of a variety of

How Sun Damage Really Causes Cancer: The effect of UV radiation on cancer-causing DNA mutations

How Sun Damage Really Causes Cancer: The effect of UV radiation on cancer-causing DNA mutations

Illustration by Anasthasia Shilov. Cancer has been one of the hottest topics in biomedical research in the past decades. In lieu of a cure, researchers have been looking for ways to treat or prevent it. Whilst cancers can occur due

An Unsung Hero: How the Enteric Nervous System Fights Infection

An Unsung Hero: How the Enteric Nervous System Fights Infection

Illustration by Anasthasia Shilov. When we think about infection, we think about microscopic drama: the immune system as the sole guardians of our bodies; white blood cells as staunch defenders against pathogenic invaders. However, while B cells hunt for antigen-presenting

A Protein Biography: 30 Years of Evolutionary Genetics Research

A Protein Biography: 30 Years of Evolutionary Genetics Research

Illustration courtesy of Anmei Little. In the era of high-resolution imaging and advanced computer modeling, scientists can see a protein’s composition in great detail and gain extensive information about its properties and function. However, these images are only transient snapshots