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cell biology

Cell biology
Low copper levels linked to fatter fat cells
Published Oct 19, 2018
Low levels of cellular copper appear to make fat cells fatter by altering how they process their main metabolic fuels, such as fat and sugar, study finds
Cancer and the artillery of physics
Published Spring 2018
Andrew Ewald is at the vanguard of a generation of scientists determined to uncover the complexities of cancer / Johns Hopkins Magazine
Cell biology
A scientific first: Artificial hydrogels formed in living cells
Published Nov 6, 2017
Formation of these difficult-to-study cell structures could advance the understanding of how they contribute to diseases such as ALS
In case of emergency, just add water
Published Oct 9, 2017
Therapeutics in powder form could change how medicines are stored, transported in adverse conditions / Applied Physics Laboratory
Cell biology
How old are your cells?
Published July 11, 2017
Determining cell age more accurately could help clinicians delay effects of age-related health decline
Cell biology
Wanted: Self-driving cells
Published Feb 2, 2017
Cellular engineers at Hopkins hope to develop cells that locate and destroy dangerous bacteria in the body
Cell biology
Nerve growth protein also control blood sugar
Published Nov 15, 2016
Finding could lead to treatments for type-2 diabetes, which affects nearly 1 in 10 Americans
Faculty honors
Geneticist wins Lasker Award
Published Sept 13, 2016
Gregg Semenza recognized with one of the most prestigious awards in science for his discovery of how cells sense oxygen
Stem cell research
Protein bolsters growth of damaged muscle tissue
Published July 19, 2016
Discovery could contribute to treatments for muscle degeneration caused by aging, diseases such as muscular dystrophy
Cell biology
Hopkins biologist elected to American Philosophical Society
Published June 30, 2016
Allan Spradling's work with fruit flies led to game-changing new concepts in use of stem cells