Muscle stem cells are constantly poised to proliferate and repair injuries. But when cultured in the laboratory, these cells retain their self-renewal abilities only on soft gels — not hard plastic plates. How do they know the difference?
In 2017, cell biologist Penney Gilbert at the University of Toronto in Canada and her colleagues discovered a clue1. Certain receptor proteins on muscle stem cells respond differently to their binding partners depending on whether the underlying growth subst...
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It’s time to toss out the idea that dedicated professionals must always be on the clock or that retail shops will founder if they standardize employee hours, legal scholar Joan Williams says in a Q&A. The data tell a different tale.
The idea that language shapes our ability to think fell out of favor in the 1960s, but new tools have some researchers revisiting the concept.
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