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Rachel Stewart

Developmental Biology

RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research

I’m a cell biologist-cum-developmental biologist currently living and doing science in Japan! I finished up my PhD in cell biology at Yale University a couple of years ago. Right now I’m studying how early folding events in fly embryos are controlled, which has implications for the formation of tissues and organs.

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Skin cells protect their DNA from bumps and bruises with a jello-like response

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Cells' responses to microscopic pushes and pulls prevent cancers from forming

Rachel Stewart

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"Insect destroyer" fungus uses tiny, squishy cannons to fire spores

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Scientists are studying this fungus for use as a more environmentally-friendly insecticide

Scientists built a 4D map of cell division

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Cell division involves around 600 different proteins — it could take five or so years to study a single protein

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A chemotherapy missile made of DNA target-locks on to cancer cells

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"Sticky" DNA sequences can guide drugs directly to cancer cells

Shi En Kim

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The 2019-nCoV coronavirus outbreak is serious, but we are getting the response to it right

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In 2002, the SARS outbreak surprised the world. The global response to 2019-nCoV has taken that lesson to heart

Mackenzie Thornbury

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