Author: Brian Mattmiller

Peering into a more ‘human’ petri dish

The recent development of physiologic media, like other efforts designed to address the modeling capacity of cell culture, holds immense potential to improve understanding of human biology.

Parasite paralysis: A new way to fight schistosomiasis?

The Phillip Newmark Lab has isolated a natural chemical capable of paralyzing the parasitic worm schistosome, opening the door to new ways to combat a neglected tropical disease that sickens more than 240 million people.

Human developmental clock mimicked in a dish

A Morgridge regenerative biology team has created a first-ever human model for developmental timing: A “clock in a dish” that will help explore mysteries of early human development.