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UTMB develops drug to rejuvenate muscle cells
Researchers from The University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston have developed a promising drug that has proven to significantly increase muscle size, strength and metabolic state in aged mice, according to a study just published in Biochemical Pharmacology. (2019-02-15)
What happens to magnetic nanoparticles once in cells?
Although magnetic nanoparticles are being used more and more in cell imaging and tissue bioengineering, what happens to them within stem cells in the long term remained undocumented. (2019-02-14)
Human cells can change job to fight diabetes
For the first time, researchers have shown that ordinary human cells can change their original function. (2019-02-14)
'Lack of cleaning' in brain cells is central to Alzheimer's disease
An international research team with representation from the University of Copenhagen has created a better understanding of Alzheimer's. (2019-02-14)
Can we repair the brain? The promise of stem cell technologies for treating parkinson's disease
Cell replacement may play an increasing role in alleviating the motor symptoms of Parkinson's disease (PD) in future. (2019-02-14)
UMN study provides new insight into use of cell replacement therapies to treat muscular dystrophies
The University of Minnesota Medical School continues its legacy of advancing cell replacement therapies with a scientific breakthrough that highlights the promise of cell therapies for muscular dystrophy. (2019-02-13)
German researchers discover how sleep can fight infection
Researchers in Germany have discovered why sleep can sometimes be the best medicine. (2019-02-12)
New gel for liver cell culture on microchips
Scientists at Linköping University, Sweden, have developed a new method to produce hydrated materials, hydrogels, that have properties similar to the natural environment of cells in the body. (2019-02-12)
Mayo Clinic researchers develop more efficient system to reprogram stem cells
Induced pluripotent stem cells, the workhorse of many regenerative medicine projects, start out as differentiated cells that are reprogrammed to pluripotent stem cells by exposure to a complex set of genetic cocktails. (2019-02-12)
Antibody could increase cure rate for blood, immune disorders, Stanford researchers say
An antibody-based treatment can gently and effectively eliminate diseased blood-forming stem cells in the bone marrow to prepare for the transplantation of healthy stem cells, according to a study in mice by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. (2019-02-11)
A bioengineered factory for T-cells
Harvard engineers and stem cell biologists have developed an injectable sponge-like gel that enhances the production T-cells after a bone marrow transplant. (2019-02-11)
RUDN biochemists found a way to stop the immortality of cancer cells with oligonucleotides
RUDN biochemists found a way to reduce the activity of telomerase (the enzyme of cell immortality) 10 times. (2019-02-11)
Researchers develop human cell-based model to study small cell lung cancer
Researchers from Weill Cornell Medicine have used human embryonic stem cells to create a new model system that allows them to study the initiation and progression of small cell lung cancer (SCLC). (2019-02-08)
Vitamin D and immune cells stimulate bone marrow disease
The bone marrow disease myelofibrosis is stimulated by excessive signaling from vitamin D and immune cells known as macrophages, reveals a Japanese research team. (2019-02-08)
Innovative, simple treatment to combat the Candida albicans fungus
A study led by the UPV/EHU has developed an innovative, simple treatment based uterine stem cells to combat the Candida albicans fungus, responsible for vaginal candidiasis disease Despite not being life-threatening, this disease, which is very widespread among women, reduces patient life quality owing to its symptoms (itching and stinging). (2019-02-08)
Folliculin mutations disrupt embryo implantation
New information is unfolding on the genetic controls of an early turning point in pregnancy -- the changes in an embryo's cells that occur as it prepares to lodge in the wall of the uterus. (2019-02-07)
Scientists generate functional, transplantable B cells from mice
Functional B-1 cells derived from mouse embryonic stem cells are capable of long-term engraftment and secrete natural antibodies after transplantation in mice, researchers report Feb. (2019-02-07)
Case study documents bone cancer in 240-million-year-old stem-turtle
This research letter documents bone cancer in a 240-million-year-old stem-turtle from the Triassic period, helping to provide more data about the history of cancer in tetrapod evolution. (2019-02-07)
Simple drug combination creates new neurons from neighboring cells
A simple combination of molecules converts cells neighboring damaged neurons into functional new neurons, which could potentially be used to treat stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and brain injuries. (2019-02-07)
In their DNA: Rotator cuff stem cells more likely to develop into fat cells
Why are fat deposits more likely to occur after tears of the shoulder's rotator cuff, compared to other types of muscle injuries? (2019-02-06)
In vitro grafts increase blood flow in infarcted rat hearts
Advances in stem cell research offer hope for treatments that could help patients regrow heart muscle tissue after heart attacks, a key to patients achieving more complete recoveries. (2019-02-05)
Malignant bone marrow disease: New hope for MPN patients
Myeloproliferative neoplasms (MPNs) are still difficult to treat. A team from Vetmeduni Vienna and the CeMM Research Center for Molecular Medicine of the Austrian Academy of Sciences/Medical University of Vienna has discovered a new therapeutic approach that could fundamentally change this situation, as evidenced by a study that was published recently in the academic journal Blood. (2019-02-05)
Researchers one step closer to growing made-to-order human kidneys
A team led by researchers from the National Institute for Physiological Sciences in Japan successfully use stem cells to grow mouse kidneys inside rats. (2019-02-05)
A breakthrough for brain tumor drug development
Glioblastoma is a devastating disease with poor survival stats due in part to a lack of preclinical models for new drug testing. (2019-02-05)
How men continually produce sperm -- and How that discovery could help treat infertility
Using a leading-edge technique, UC San Diego School of Medicine researchers defined the cell types in both newborn and adult human testes and identified biomarkers for spermatogonial stem cells, opening a path for new strategies to treat male infertility. (2019-02-05)
Discovery points to innovative new way to treat Duchenne muscular dystrophy
Researchers at The Ottawa Hospital and the University of Ottawa have discovered a new way to treat the loss of muscle function caused by Duchenne muscular dystrophy in animal models of the disease. (2019-01-31)
How the immune system protects us against bowel cancer
Researchers from Charité - Universitätsmedizin Berlin have discovered a protective mechanism which is used by the body to protect intestinal stem cells from turning cancerous. (2019-01-31)
The development of brain stem cells into new nerve cells and why this can lead to cancer
Stem cells are true Jacks-of-all-trades of our bodies, as they can turn into the many different cell types of all organs. (2019-01-31)
When neurons get the blues: Hyperactive brain cells may be to blame when antidepressants don't work
The most commonly prescribed antidepressants, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), lift the fog of depression for many people. (2019-01-31)
Stem cell growth accelerated by tropoelastin protein
Tropoelastin, the raw material used to create 'MeTro' elastic surgical glue developed with the University of Sydney, has been found to encourage stem cell growth -- with the potential to ultimately help the body repair itself. (2019-01-31)
NUS study: Nanoparticles may promote cancer metastasis
Researchers from the National University of Singapore have found that cancer nanomedicine, which are designed to kill cancer cells, may accelerate metastasis. (2019-01-31)
Cardiff University researchers shed light on development of gastric cancer
Cardiff University researchers have uncovered new information about the underlying mechanisms for gastric cancer, providing hope of potential new therapies in the future. (2019-01-29)
Alzheimer's in a dish
Researchers have created a new model-in-a-dish of sporadic Alzheimer's, the most common form of the disease, which arises in people without family history. (2019-01-29)
Trial using donated eye tissue offers stem cell surgery hope
People with sight problems could benefit from insights from a surgical trial advance that has been shown to help restore the surface of the eye. (2019-01-28)
Mechanism explains breast cancer cell plasticity
Researchers have discovered that breast cancer stem cells can shift between cell surface molecules CD44s and CD44v via alternative splicing and consequently alter their ability to survive. (2019-01-28)
Study uncovers why heart attack triggers arrhythmia in some, explores potential treatment
A team of researchers led by the University of California San Diego has identified a genetic pathway that causes some individuals to develop an abnormal heart rhythm, or arrhythmia, after experiencing a heart attack. (2019-01-28)
Kick-starting the genome in early development
We can think of the egg and sperm as information capsules with stored instructions for starting a new life, but post fertilisation, what kick starts the interpretation of these instructions? (2019-01-28)
Muscle memory discovery ends 'use it or lose it' dogma
Exercise physiologists agree: muscle memory is real. But how are these 'memories' stored? (2019-01-25)
Anti-flu antibodies can inhibit two different viral proteins, NIH study reveals
Researchers from the National Institutes of Health have discovered that antibodies that may form the basis of a universal flu vaccine inhibit a second viral protein in addition to the one that they bind. (2019-01-25)
3D printing may help treat osteoarthritis
In a Journal of Orthopaedic Research study, scientists used 3D printing to repair bone in the joints of mini-pigs, an advance that may help to treat osteoarthritis in humans. (2019-01-24)
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