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New method for studying ALS more effectively
The neurodegenerative disease ALS causes motor neuron death and paralysis. (2018-12-12)
New insight into stem cell behavior 'highlights therapeutic target for cancer treatment'
Research led by the University of Plymouth and Technische Universität Dresden has identified a new therapeutic target for cancer treatment and tooth regeneration -- a protein called Prominin-1. (2018-12-12)
Scientists develop a cellulose biosensor material for advanced tissue engineering
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University teamed up together with Irish colleagues to develop a new imaging approach for tissue engineering. (2018-12-12)
#BlackGirlMagic: Black women in STEM are driving forward -- educators need to catch up
The need for more scientists and engineers is a persistent issue plaguing industries throughout the United States. (2018-12-12)
Stem cell researchers develop promising technique to generate new muscle cells in lab
To help patients with muscle disorders, scientists at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) have engineered a new stem cell line to study the conversion of stem cells into muscle. (2018-12-12)
The source of stem cells points to two proteins
While other animal embryos grow outside the mother, their embryonic cells can get right to work accepting assignments, such as head, tail or vital organ. (2018-12-11)
Maintaining the unlimited potential of stem cells
Scientists from the Salk Institute discovered a new protein complex that keeps the brakes on stem cells, allowing them to maintain their indefinite potential. (2018-12-11)
New insights into childhood cancer
Peripheral nervous system tumors, known as neuroblastoma, are one of the most common types of childhood tumors. (2018-12-10)
How glial cells develop in the brain from neural precursor cells
A Mainz-based research team studied how glial cells develop in the brain from neural precursor cells. (2018-12-10)
Ezogabine treatment shown to reduce motor neuron excitability in ALS patients
Brian Wainger, MD, PhD, of the Healey Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital presented initial, top-level results of a recently completed phase 2 clinical trial of ezogabine at the Motor Neurone Disease Association annual meeting. (2018-12-10)
Penn team uses gene editing to personalize clinical care for family with cardiomyopathy
More and more, through sequencing done for medical reasons or done by direct-to-consumer companies, people learn they have variants of disease genes with uncertain significance to their health. (2018-12-10)
Going viral: New cells for norovirus production in the lab
Human norovirus is a major cause of infections that can be particularly dangerous to children and elderly people. (2018-12-10)
Researchers evaluate pMSCs sheets for engineered repair and regeneration of heart tissue
The placenta offers an abundant source of placenta-derived mesenchymal stem cells (pMSCs), which a new study has shown can readily form cell sheets that could be implanted in children with congenital heart defects and offer benefits for heart repair and regeneration compared to commonly used synthetic material-based scaffolds. (2018-12-07)
Potential seen for tailoring treatment for acute myeloid leukemia
Rapid screening of leukemia cells for drug susceptibility and resistance are bringing scientists closer to patient-tailored treatment for acute myeloid leukemia. (2018-12-07)
Virus- and oncogene-free reprogramming method for the production of iPSCs published in the journal
Regenerative Medicine is delighted to publish open access original research demonstrating the first virus- and oncogene-free induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC) technology to produce safer pluripotent stem cells from cord blood and peripheral blood. (2018-12-06)
Scientists cut main heart disease risk locus out of DNA by genome editing
Scientists have made a major breakthrough in unveiling the major genetic risk factor for heart disease by precisely cutting the DNA culprit from the genome, which prevents blood vessel cell abnormalities related to these devastating diseases. (2018-12-06)
Scientists identify 'youth factor' in blood cells that speeds fracture repair
Duke Health researchers previously showed that introducing bone marrow stem cells to a bone injury can expedite healing, but the exact process was unclear. (2018-12-05)
Sea invertebrate sheds light on evolution of human blood, immune systems
Botryllus schlosseri, a marine invertebrate that lives in underwater colonies resembling fuzzy pinheads clinging to rocks, has a blood-forming system with uncanny similarities to that of humans, according to scientists at Stanford University. (2018-12-05)
Otago researchers discover information about a gene that helps define us as humans
University of Otago researchers have discovered information about a gene that sets primates -- great apes and humans -- apart from other mammals, through the study of a rare developmental brain disorder. (2018-12-05)
Gene therapy for blood disorders
Delivering gene-regulating material to cells that live deep in our bone marrow and direct the formation of blood cells. (2018-12-04)
Expanded cord blood shows potential for use in adult bone marrow transplants
Umbilical cord blood stem cells that are cultured and expanded outside the body before being used for bone marrow transplant in adult blood cancer patients appear safe and restore blood count recovery faster than standard cord blood. (2018-12-04)
Is the pancreas regeneration debate settled? An original theory renewed
A contentious debate among diabetes researchers has surrounded the regeneration of pancreatic insulin-producing cells: not if these cells regenerate, but rather how. (2018-12-04)
A study connects the genetic background of autistic spectrum disorders with stem cell dysfunction
A recently completed study provides new information on functional changes in the brain connected with autistic spectrum disorders. (2018-12-03)
A sobering conclusion: Adult hearts contain no stem cells
A detailed cell-by-cell map of all dividing cells in the adult murine heart before and after myocardial infarction was created using advanced molecular and genetic technologies in a combined research effort led by Hans Clevers from the Hubrecht Institute (Netherlands). (2018-12-03)
Dana-Farber to present new research on stem cell transplantation for myeloid cancers
Improving outcomes for patients with myeloid cancers who undergo stem cell transplantation is a focus of several studies to be presented by Dana-Farber Cancer Institute scientists at the ASH Annual Meeting. (2018-12-03)
Early clinical trial data show gene therapy reversing sickle cell anemia
After over a decade of preclinical research and development, a new gene therapy treatment for Sickle Cell Anemia (SCA) is reversing disease symptoms in two adults and showing early potential for transportability to resource-challenged parts of the world where SCA is most common. (2018-12-03)
New two-year data show 39 percent of NHL patients treated with CAR T remain in remission
A new article published today in The Lancet Oncology shows 39 percent of large B cell lymphoma patients treated with the chimeric antigen receptor T-cell therapy (CAR T) Yescarta® (axicabtagene ciloleucel) remained in remission more than two years (27.1 months median follow up) following therapy, and more than half of the patients treated remain alive. (2018-12-02)
UA scientist identifies cellular gene signatures for heart muscle regeneration
A research team led by Jared Churko, PhD, director of the University of Arizona iPSC Core in the UA Sarver Heart Center, used a transcriptomic approach -- studying what genes are expressed -- to identify gene signatures of cell subpopulations identified as atrial-like or ventricular-like. (2018-11-30)
Some blood cells have a surprising source: Your gut
The human intestine may provide up to 10 percent of blood cells in circulation from its own reservoir of blood-forming stem cells, a surprising new study from researchers at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons has found. (2018-11-29)
Platelets grown from stem cells may be alternative to donated platelets
Researchers have developed a way to grow human platelets in the laboratory from stem cells derived from fat tissue. (2018-11-28)
Healthy blood stem cells have as many DNA mutations as leukemic cells
Researchers from the Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology have shown that the number of mutations in healthy and leukemic blood stem cells does not differ. (2018-11-28)
Next step towards replacement therapy in type 1 diabetes
Scientists have discovered the signals that determine the fate of immature cells in the pancreas. (2018-11-28)
Cardiac stem cells integrated into microneedle patches to treat heart attack
Scientists seeking to improve stem cell-related treatment options for heart attack survivors have engineered a patch that can better integrate stem cells into viable heart tissue. (2018-11-28)
New stem-cell therapy to improve fight against leukemia
Stem-cell transplantation is an effective form of therapy to fight leukemia. (2018-11-28)
91 percent response rate for venetoclax against newly diagnosed AML in older adults
Clinical trial results published in the journal Nature Medicine and being presented this weekend at the American Society for Hematology Annual Meeting show 91 percent response rate to the combination of venetoclax with azacitidine in older adults newly diagnosed with acute myeloid leukemia (AML). (2018-11-28)
Single-cell asymmetries control how groups of cells form 3D shapes together
Scientists have developed a mathematical model showing that two types of cellular asymmetry, or 'polarity,' govern the shaping of cells into sheets and tubes, according to an article in eLife. (2018-11-27)
Citrate-based biomaterial fuels bone healing with less rejection
A material based on a natural product of bones and citrus fruit, called citrate, provides the extra energy that stem cells need to form new bone tissue, according to a team of Penn State bioengineers. (2018-11-26)
Fred Hutch at ASH: Press briefing on CAR T-cell therapy, CRISPR for blood disorders, more
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center's latest findings on cancer immunotherapies, CRISPR for blood disorders, stem cell transplantation and insights on the immune system and cancer will be featured at the 60th annual meeting of the American Society of Hematology, which will be held Dec. (2018-11-26)
Breast cancers enhance their growth by recruiting cells from bone marrow
Researchers in Israel have discovered that breast tumors can boost their growth by recruiting stromal cells originally formed in the bone marrow. (2018-11-23)
The origins of asymmetry: A protein that makes you do the twist
Asymmetry plays a major role in biology at every scale: think of DNA spirals, the fact that the human heart is positioned on the left, our preference to use our left or right hand. (2018-11-22)
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