Timelapse Kidney Growth

Through a set of incredible timelapse images, Researchers at the University of Edinburgh’s Roslin Institute were able to track a key molecule called beta-catenin as it orchestrated the construction of a mouse kidney. This new discovery will allow scientists to manipulate beta-catenin concentrations in future organ growth, making it possible to instruct cells to develop specific parts of organs. The successful use of timelapse imaging will also help to reduce the amount of animals needed for lab testing through more detailed observations.