Biological sciences

Biological sciences encompasses all the divisions of natural sciences examining various aspects of vital processes. The concept includes anatomy, physiology, cell biology, biochemistry and biophysics, and covers all organisms from microorganisms, animals to plants.

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  • Comments and Opinion |

    2019 saw advances in the generation of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived nephron progenitors and in our understanding of how nephrons form in a kidney organoid. Fundamental studies of regeneration in zebrafish continue to provide vital clues as to how we might use iPSC-derived cells to regenerate a human nephron in vivo.

    • Melissa H. Little
    •  & Kynan T. Lawlor
  • Comments and Opinion
    | Open Access

    Venkatesan and Coskun propose the use of digital posters instead of paper posters for disseminating progress reports in scientific meetings. These digital frames are capable of uploading multiple display items via wireless network and changing the interactive display with wave of a hand over an attached motion sensor.

    • Mythreye Venkatesan
    •  & Ahmet F. Coskun
  • News and Views |

    A non-invasive biomarker of the degree of collective order of monolayers of corneal endothelial cells cultured for transplantation predicts the long-term prognosis of corneal restoration in patients.

    • Jodhbir S. Mehta
    • , Viridiana Kocaba
    •  & Gary S. Peh
  • Editorial |

    Diversity of thought and perspective fosters innovation and productivity. Equity is an ethical imperative. There is plenty of scope to improve both diversity and equity in our field and this issue’s Focus puts the spotlight on actions today for a more inclusive tomorrow.

  • News and Views |

    The simultaneous removal of endogenous T-cell receptor α-chains and β-chains, and the orthotopic placement of an exogenous receptor in human T cells via CRISPR gene-editing, prevents the mispairing between endogenous and transgenic receptors while preserving the cells’ function.

    • Dian Kortleve
    • , Dora Hammerl
    •  & Reno Debets