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Right Turn: Matters of the heart

. If you watch TV, you’ve no doubt heard of the show “Big Bang Theory,” a popular, American sitcom about four über geeky science dudes and their daily shenanigans, frequently centred around finding love – in the early episodes – and now about keeping their lovers...

Dear student: Read the supplementary material

. Last week I was forwarded a Cell Stem Cell article to consider by another Signals blogger entitled, “Dear Student: Stem Cell Scientists’ Advice to the Next Generation.” As a stem cell biologist still in training, I was curious to read what senior established stem...

Right Turn: Osmosis Jones redux

. Today’s Right Turn, contributed by Erin Sugar at the Centre for Commercialization of Regenerative Medicine, features the animated film “The journey of a white blood cell,” as well as several vibrant and detailed still animations that depict molecular snapshots of...

True Blood: An enterprise in engineering

  True synthetic blood is coming, but it won’t be packaged like this. We’ve all heard the idiom “it’s in my blood”. For me, this applies to hockey and rock climbing. And a quick survey of my class suggests that everything from Southern BBQ sauce and ice cream to...