Madeline Lancaster, cell biologist at the MRC Laboratory of Molecular Biology in Cambridge, has developed a technique allowing her to create mini brains from cell cultures. These incredible organoids, no larger than the eraser at the end of a pencil, serve as a model for Madeline’s research into early human brain development and are enabling Madeline and her team to tackle the age-old question: what is it that distinguishes us as humans?
Washington D.C. is the best place in the United States for studying the history and culture of the country. A short trip to the city leaves “Off the Bench” author Kati Höffner with unforgettable impressions and memories.
By the year 2050, more plastic garbage than fish will swim in the world’s oceans – if industry and society are not going to change their ways. Herein, we will explore the origins of microplastic pollution and its consequences.