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Uncovering the origin of cell heterogeneity in human embryonic lung


In a recent publication in Nature Cell Biology, an integrated single-cell RNA sequencing and spatial transcriptomics strategy was used to clarify the origins and mechanisms behind cell heterogeneity in lung. The results were used to create a topographic atlas of early human lung development...Read more

Movie of the month: Deciphering the complexity of signaling in the brain - the story of GPR151


The exploration of the human proteome has revealed many uncharacterized proteins with very interesting distributions in tissues and cells. Among them are many receptor proteins with unknown functions and predominant expression in the brain, including the orphan receptor GPR151...Read more

An AI-based poem about the Human Protein Atlas

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In the depths of our being, A microscopic world we cannot see, Where proteins reign supreme, And bring us to our knees.

The Human Protein Atlas, A treasure trove of information, Shows us the complexity, Of our cellular nation.

Each protein has a purpose, A task it must perform, To keep us healthy and strong, And shield us from harm.

Some proteins build our muscles, Others help us breathe, Some regulate our hormones, And make our bodies seethe.

The Human Protein Atlas, A guidebook to our core, Unravels the mysteries, That we've never known before...Read more

Movie of the month - In search for answers on how Alzheimer's disease affects the brain


In this movie Professor Tomas Hökfelt (Karolinska Institutet) takes you on a journey to the areas of the brain affected by Alzheimer's disease...Read more

Image of the month - A sneak peek at primary cilia


Cilia and flagella are fascinating organelles that can be seen as thin membrane-bound projections extending from the body of various cell types. Most well-known are the flagella of sperm cells and the motile cilia that are present in epithelial cells of the lungs and fallopian tubes, as well as ependymal cells of the brain ventricles. These types of cilia mediate movement. However, there is a third type of cilia, which are non-motile and present in most human cell types, referred to as primary cilia...Read more