Seeing With Skin?

Seeing With Skin?

Cephalopods (octopus, squid, and cuttlefish) have very large, powerful eyes and when light enters their eye, it comes in contact with a molecule called opsins that starts a reaction and send signals from the eye to the brain. A new research project is showing that cephalopods have these same molecules on their skin! Scientists discovered […]

New Stem Cell Found!

New Stem Cell Found!

Scientists have discovered a new stem cell! How is this possible you ask, all stem cells are pluripotent and able to differentiate into other cells and are easily manipulated right? Well….yes but the new stem cells researchers have identified fit the bill even better. Known as┬ánovel region-selective pluripotent stem cells (rsPSCs), the new stem cells […]

Chameleon color change: finally understood!

Chameleon color change: finally understood!

Ever wonder how chameleons do it? They can blend into the background or show bold, bright colors in response to a threat. Now, researchers have figured out their little secret- they stretch their skin cells, changing the wavelength of light reflected. Check out the video in the link here to watch this amazing change. Previously, […]