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Bio-Artography – Science meets Art

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Photo credit: Bioartography

Photo credit: Bioartography

These stunning images look like something out of an art exhibition. As a matter of fact, they are on exhibit and for sale, but they are actually scientific images of tissues and cells captured using microscopes.

The images are part of a project called Bio-Artography founded by the University of Michigan’s Center for Organogenesis. In this research group, scientists study organ formation, function, and disease in hope of finding cure for organ diseases and developing better treatment for organ damages. Continue reading –>

 

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Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2012 — Progress in stem cell research

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Recently, the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was jointly awarded to Drs. John B. Gurdon and Shinya Yamanaka “for the discovery that mature cells can be reprogrammed to become pluripotent.” What does it mean to be pluripotent and why is it so important? Continue reading –>

Dr. John B. Gurdon (left) and Dr. Shinya Yamanaka (right)

 

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“The Power of Kawaii” — Cute images make you more focused?

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Love all things cute? Want to be surrounded by cute things at all times? Here is a recent study that you can use as an excuse to your boss why you need cute things at work.

The study was conducted by a group in Japan, where they tested the effect of viewing kawaii images on attentiveness. Kawaii (可愛い) is a Japanese word for “cute,” also associated with affective feelings, such as the “awww” reaction when one looks at a cuddly baby. Continue reading –>

 

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