Cell’s Superhero Cover: the role of comics in science popularization

I’ve just realized how cool is Cell magazine May 4 issue’s cover (the one with the Scientist Enter the Blogosphere report by Laura Bonetta) with the S-nitrosothiol superhero T-shirt. This substance may have some therapeutic utility in diseases such as heart failure and asthma. Illustration: Cell and me this morning. Cartoons are terrific education tools,… Continue reading Cell’s Superhero Cover: the role of comics in science popularization

Regaining self-renewal: actual and potential stem cells

Have you ever thought that transit-amplifying progenitor cells have the potential to repopulate the damaged stem cell niche through regaining self-renewal capability in vivo? According to András Simon and Jonas Frisén in Cell’s From Stem Cell to Progenitor and Back Again: “It has long been suspected that cells other than those that maintain homeostasis (actual… Continue reading Regaining self-renewal: actual and potential stem cells