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E-cigarettes don’t need nicotine to be toxic

E-cigarettes don’t need nicotine to be toxic

Author: Lindsey Konkel / Source: Science News for Students Liquids for electronic cigarettes come in a variety of flavors — with and without nicotine. A new study finds that vapors from even those without nicotine can still poison cells. Think electronic...

Teeny tiny hairs on brain cells could have big jobs

Teeny tiny hairs on brain cells could have big jobs

Author: Laura Sanders / Source: Science News for Students Mouse nerve cells (red) each sport a hairlike stub. It’s called a primary cilium (green). These tiny antennae may have many roles in the brain. Most cells in the body — including those in the brain —...

Human cells form the basis of this artificial eye

Human cells form the basis of this artificial eye

Author: Maria Temming / Source: Science News for Students artificial eye AUSTIN, Texas — This new test system gives new meaning to the phrase “making eyes.” For the first time, researchers used human cells to build a blinking model of the surface of the eye....

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