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Scientific 'dream team' shed light on motor neuron death
A group of clinical neurologists, molecular biologists and computer scientists have worked together to solve the mystery of why motor neurons die in patients with motor neuron disease, published in Nature Communications this week. (2018-05-25)
A cascade of immune processes offers insights to triple-negative breast cancer
Researchers at the University of Michigan Rogel Cancer Center have discovered that tumor cells reprogram metabolic pathways to gain control over a type of immune cell that allows cancer growth. (2018-05-24)
A system of check and balances in the blood
Hematopoietic Stem Cells (HSCs) give rise to blood and immune cells of the body, and are therefore essential for our survival. (2018-05-24)
UTSA researcher studies math achievement among Hispanic high school students
A researcher at The University of Texas at San Antonio has co-authored a study examining important cognitive and non-cognitive predictors of entering science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields for Hispanic high school students. (2018-05-24)
Why do we need one pair of genome?
Scientists have unraveled how the cell replication process destabilizes when it has more, or less, than a pair of chromosome sets, each of which is called a genome -- a major step toward understanding chromosome instability in cancer cells. (2018-05-24)
Leg exercise is critical to brain and nervous system health
New research shows that using the legs, particularly in weight-bearing exercise, sends signals to the brain that are vital for the production of healthy neural cells. (2018-05-23)
Space-like gravity weakens biochemical signals in muscle formation
Microgravity conditions affect DNA methylation of muscle cells, slowing their differentiation. (2018-05-23)
Fatty liver disease research set to benefit from stem cell advance
Scientists have developed a lab-based system for studying the most common type of liver disease, paving the way for research into new therapies. (2018-05-23)
A first look at the earliest decisions that shape a human embryo
For the first time, scientists have shown that a small cluster of cells in the human embryo dictates the fate of other embryonic cells. (2018-05-23)
University of Guelph study uncovers cause of pesticide exposure, Parkinson's link
Previous studies have found an association between two commonly used agrochemicals (paraquat and maneb) and Parkinson's disease. (2018-05-23)
In a break with dogma, myelin boosts neuron growth in spinal cord injuries
In a new paper, published in the May 23 online issue of Science Translational Medicine, researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine report that adult rat myelin actually stimulated axonal outgrowth in rat neural precursor cells (NPCs) and human induced pluripotent (iPSC)-derived neural stem cells (NSCs). (2018-05-23)
Embryonic mammary gland stem cells identified
Research team led by Prof. C├ędric Blanpain identified the mechanisms that regulate mammary gland development. (2018-05-22)
The prevalence of twin births in pure Spanish horses (PREs)
A group of researchers has published the first study to determine the prevalence of twin births and chimerism in a large population of PRE horses, and the results suggest that chimerism is not especially connected to infertility. (2018-05-22)
Unlocking the secrets of HIV's persistence
A new study by investigators at Brigham and Women's Hospital explores how HIV establishes a 'persistent reservoir' of infected cells, identifying cellular survival programs that become activated in these cells, and providing a potential target for future therapy. (2018-05-22)
Digging into new ethical issues around stem cells
Discussions concerning to the ethical issues related to stem cells have been ongoing for many years, but a special section in the latest issue of Perspectives in Biology and Medicine takes a deep look at some of the newest and most complex issues -- including the direct global sales of services and untested and unproven products marketed as stem cells. (2018-05-22)
Immune cells hold promise in slowing down ALS
Recent research from Houston Methodist Hospital showed that a new immunotherapy was safe for patients with ALS and also revealed surprising results that could bring hope to patients who have this relentlessly progressive and fatal disease. (2018-05-21)
Compound in citrus oil could reduce dry mouth in head, neck cancer patients
A compound found in citrus oils could help alleviate dry mouth caused by radiation therapy in head and neck cancer patients, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. (2018-05-21)
Particle shows promise for treating the deadliest type of breast cancer
USC researchers have pinpointed a remedy to thwart a protein that helps the metastatic spread of breast cancer, a leading cause of death for women. (2018-05-18)
Flow of cerebrospinal fluid regulates neural stem cell division
Stem cells in the brain can divide and mature into neurons participating in various brain functions, including memory. (2018-05-18)
Single surface protein boosts multiple oncogenic pathways in acute myeloid leukemia
Researchers from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York have discovered that a signaling protein elevated in patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) plays a much wider role in the disease than previously thought. (2018-05-17)
Robots grow mini-organs from human stem cells
A robotic system has been developed to automate the production of human mini-organs derived from stem cells. (2018-05-17)
Immune cell provides cradle for mammary stem cells
Researchers have made new discoveries about how an immune cell known as the macrophage, which normally fights infection by swallowing foreign invaders, nurtures mammary gland stem cells through a chemical signaling molecule. (2018-05-17)
Stem cell signaling drives mammary gland development and -- maybe -- breast cancer
A unique tissue type in many ways, the mammary gland is cloaked in mysteries that scientists puzzle over. (2018-05-17)
Cell type switch helps colon cancer evade treatment, study suggests
Researchers in Germany have discovered that colon cancers are often resistant to existing drug treatments because they are composed of two different cell types that can replace each other when one cell type is killed. (2018-05-16)
Researchers take key step toward growing human organs in laboratory
Researchers have learned that precursor cells for skeletal muscles actually also give rise to neurons, blood vessels, blood cells and immune cells, pushing science one step closer to generating body parts in a laboratory. (2018-05-16)
Under certain conditions, bacterial signals set the stage for leukemia
A new study by researchers from the University of Chicago Medicine shows that bacterial signals are crucial to the development of a precursor condition to leukemia, which can be induced by disrupting the intestinal barrier or by introducing a bacterial infection. (2018-05-16)
Blocking two enzymes could make cancer cells mortal
EPFL scientists have identified two enzymes that protect chromosomes from oxidative damage and shortening. (2018-05-16)
Canadian researchers find key players for building and repairing the brain
During brain development, neural stem cells generate the neurons and glial cells that form the complex network of connections required for proper brain functioning and cognition. (2018-05-15)
Elastic microspheres expand understanding of embryonic development and cancer cells
A new technique that uses tiny elastic balls filled with fluorescent nanoparticles aims to expand the understanding of the mechanical forces that exist between cells, researchers report. (2018-05-14)
First description of mEAK-7 gene could suggest path toward therapies for cancer
UCLA-led study has characterized the mechanism of the human equivalent of the gene, EAK-7, that plays a role in determining how long worms will live. (2018-05-14)
Study may help explain racial disparities in prostate cancer
New research published in Molecular Oncology may help explain why African American men are at a higher risk of being diagnosed with prostate cancer and a higher risk of dying from the disease compared with European American men. (2018-05-09)
Reprogrammed stem cell-derived neurons survive long-term in pigs with spinal cord injuries
In a new paper, publishing May 9 in Science Translational Medicine, an international team led by scientists at University of California San Diego School of Medicine describe successfully grafting induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived neural precursor cells back into the spinal cords of genetically identical adult pigs with no immunosuppression efforts. (2018-05-09)
New tool predicts deadly form of rare cancer
A tool to accurately determine which early-stage patients are at risk of dying from mycosis fungoides and which patients are likely to only require conventional therapy is desperately needed. (2018-05-09)
Tissue-engineered human pancreatic cells successfully treat diabetic mice
Researchers tissue-engineered human pancreatic islets in a laboratory that develop a circulatory system, secrete hormones like insulin and successfully treat sudden-onset type 1 diabetes in transplanted mice. (2018-05-08)
Cellular reprogramming approach promotes muscle regeneration in injured mice
Scientists have developed a simple and robust approach for directly reprogramming mature skin cells into immature muscle cells, called induced myogenic progenitor cells (iMPCs). (2018-05-08)
Crowdfunding campaigns for unproven stem cell-based interventions
Crowdfunding campaigns by patients to raise money to pay for unproven stem cell treatments not covered by insurance often underemphasize risks and exaggerate the effectiveness of these treatments. (2018-05-08)
Regulation of the Hoxb gene cluster maintains blood-forming cells and inhibits leukemia
New research from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research reveals that a DNA regulatory element within the Regulation of the Hoxb cluster globally mediates signals to the majority of Hoxb genes to control their expression in blood-forming stem cells. (2018-05-08)
Molecule that supports blood-cell production under dietary stress is identified
Researchers at Kanazawa University report in Cell Stem Cell how the Spred1 molecule is involved in hematopoietic stem cell self-renewal. (2018-05-07)
Kidney cells from amniotic fluid obtained from cesarean section at delivery
Amniotic fluid is a valuable source of fetal stem cells with regenerative potential and useful for therapeutic applications. (2018-05-07)
Leukemia protective role of Y chromosome gene discovered
Scientists have discovered the first leukemia protective gene that is specific to the male-only Y chromosome. (2018-05-07)
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