Proper cell division is important, but there are many ways for it to go awry.
Scientists have long studied the process of meiosis, the type of cell division that produces egg and sperm cells. But a full understanding of the process, which is known to play a key role in causing birth defects such as Down syndrome, has remained elusive. Led by Michael Dresser, M.D., Ph.D., a team of scientists […]
Kids aren’t just small adults. Their needs are unique, and diseases can affect them differently. OMRF cell biologists are at work looking for the triggers that lead to problems in cell division that can cause birth defects like Down syndrome and even cancers. Immunologists are looking at a newly discovered cell that may trigger the […]