New U-M research has shown that pluripotent stem cells can self-organize into a structure similar to the amniotic sac, an early stage of human development. The discovery could be used to study why pregnancies fail.
Basic Science and Laboratory Research
A study of DNA from prehistoric German dogs yielded new clues about how dogs became domesticated from wolves. The same techniques can teach us about our own ancient origins — and diseases that affect both species.
U-M and FDA scientists show the key role of excess gut calcium in awakening Clostridium difficile spores.
The stubborn cyst form of a common parasite can’t cause disease without a key digestion factor, new mouse research shows. This suggests an avenue for future treatments.
As funding for basic science research and education stalls in the U.S. and other countries, competition from China is skyrocketing, a new study finds.