under the microscope

Junk DNA may not be “junk” after all.

“The study, led by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and Washington University in St. Louis, found at least one family of transposons that affected the viability of test mice. They believe the transposon could play a similar role […]

under the microscope

New cells discovered in the heart.

The fact that we’re still discovering new cells in an organ that scientists have been studying forever is both exciting and a bit scary. “The cells, now named nexus glia, seem to help regulate heart rate and rhythm, and the […]