Hair-bearing skin organoids offer valuable insights into human skin development and pathology

By Yeji Hong A new approach to curing baldness may be on the horizon, as researchers have successfully produced hair-bearing skin organoids. Skin organoids are 3D cell culture models composed of layers of epithelial cells, called epidermal and dermal layers, and these organoids are made with the intent to mimic the function and structure ofContinue reading “Hair-bearing skin organoids offer valuable insights into human skin development and pathology”

An Introduction to Cancer Metabolism and its Importance in Therapy

By Hung-Hsi (Chelsea) Chen   People say that cancer is triggered by mutations in cells, which eventually lead to uncontrolled cell proliferation.  However, DNA mutations occur all the time, even up to a trillion mutations a day.  To come up with treatments, it is imperative to understand how cancer cells  differ from normal cells, in termsContinue reading “An Introduction to Cancer Metabolism and its Importance in Therapy”