biology

Picture of Single Trapped Atom Wins UK Science Photography Prize

Image: David Nadlinger/EPSRC Zoom in close on the center of the picture above, and you can spot something you perhaps never thought you’d be able to see: a single atom. Here is a close-up if, you’re having trouble: Image: David Nadlinger/EPSRC This strontium atom is emitting light after being excited by a laser, and it’s …

Cautious Optimism as Scientists Grow Human Eggs From Immature Cells in the Lab

A lab-grown fully matured human egg ready for fertilization. (Image: David Albertini/University of Edinburgh) In a scientific first, researchers from the US and the UK have taken early-stage human egg cells and grown them to full maturity in the lab. It’s an important proof-of-concept that could eventually yield new infertility treatments for women. Growing egg …