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A photosynthetic engine for artificial cells

An international team of researchers engineered a cell-like structure that harnesses photosynthesis to perform metabolic reactions, including energy harvesting, carbon fixation and cytoskeleton formation.

May 29th, 2018

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Tumor-like spheres help scientists discover smarter cancer drugs

Scientists are reporting an innovative new method to screen for potential cancer drugs. The technique makes use of tiny, three-dimensional ball-like aggregates of cells called spheroids. These structures can be used to interrogate hundreds or even thousands of compounds rapidly using a technique called high throughput screening.

May 14th, 2018

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