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Bone Density Study Gives Forensic Investigators New Tool

Bone Density Study Gives Forensic Investigators New Tool
September 22, 2016

All good forensics stories are stories of science. Whether the CSI folks are testing for matching fiber, Dexter is charting the physics of a blood spatter analysis or Sherlock Holmes is deducing where the killer is lurking based on the type of dirt found in the footprints at the crime scene, deductions from the smallest crumbs of evidence are the driving force behind these stories.

Converting Fibroblasts to Neurons

Converting Fibroblasts to Neurons
September 9, 2016

In the human body, there are cells and there are cell-ebrities. The billions of red blood cells carrying oxygen through the body are not allowed to have a nucleus and thus can’t reproduce for themselves. Keratinocyte skin cells’ only job is to create a protein that will turn it into a stiff, lifeless scale to be brushed off the skin millions of times per day.

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