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October 3, 2015

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October 3, 2015

Sep. 21, 2015 — Scientists have uncovered the mechanisms which embryonic stem cells employ to inhibit virus expression. The groundbreaking discovery could potentially advance stem cell therapeutics and ... read more

New Approach Found to Tackle Breast Cancer Hormone Therapy Resistance

Sep. 17, 2015 — A new explanation has been found as to why women with estrogen receptor positive (ER+) breast cancer develop resistance to hormone treatment, and a potential new approach to overcome the ... read more

Sep. 16, 2015 — Researchers, using CRISPR-based gene-editing tools, have found that changes to a small stretch of DNA may circumvent the genetic defect behind sickle cell disease (SCD). The discovery creates a path ... read more

Researchers Pursue Ideal Ingredients for Cartilage Recipe

Sep. 16, 2015 — Researchers will build a new microfactory that churns out a formula to produce joint cartilage, which could one day benefit millions of people in the United States who suffer from cartilage loss or ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — Biomedical engineers report a new way to induce human mesenchymal stem cells to differentiate into neuron-like cells: treating them with exosomes from rat-derived progenitor cells. In combination ... read more

Sep. 15, 2015 — Stroke injures the brain, but a new study indicates an abdominal organ that plays a vital role in immune function, the spleen, may be a target for treating stroke-induced chronic inflammation leading ... read more

Sep. 14, 2015 — A new approach uses injectable hydrogels to boost the survival of transplanted stem cells and to improve the repair and regeneration of bodily ... read more

Pancreatic Cancer Stem Cells Could Be 'Suffocated' by an Anti-Diabetic Drug

Sep. 10, 2015 — Pancreatic cancer stem cells are virtually addicted to oxygen-based metabolism, and could be 'suffocated' with a drug already used to treat diabetes, new research ... read more

Sep. 10, 2015 — Scientists have found a key molecular mechanism that underlies deadly behavior in hard-to-treat breast cancer, and have demonstrated how a single master gene, called Sox10, controls if--and to what ... read more

Discovery Offers Hope for Leukemia Relapse Post Treatment

Sep. 10, 2015 — Targeting exhausted immune cells may change the prognosis for patients with acute myeloid leukemia (AML) relapse after a stem cell transplant, according to ... read more

Sustained Remission of Multiple Myeloma After Personalized Cellular Therapy

Sep. 9, 2015 — A multiple myeloma patient whose cancer had stopped responding after nine different treatment regimens experienced a complete remission after receiving an investigational personalized cellular ... read more

Spheroid Stem Cell Production Sows Hope for Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis Treatment

Sep. 9, 2015 — In a small pilot study, researchers have demonstrated a rapid, simple way to generate large numbers of lung stem cells for use in disease ... read more

Stem Cell-Derived 'Mini-Brains' Reveal Potential Drug Treatment for Rare Disorder

Sep. 8, 2015 — Using 'mini-brains' built with induced pluripotent stem cells derived from patients with a rare, but devastating, neurological disorder, researchers say they have identified a drug ... read more

New Method for Controlling Gene Activation Developed

Sep. 8, 2015 — A new method that enables the activation of genes in a cell without changing the genome has been developed by researchers. Applications of the method include directing the differentiation of stem ... read more

Switch for Health Heart Muscle

Sep. 3, 2015 — Researchers have discovered a protein, called Mel18, that regulates the development of heart muscle. Faults in the production of Mel18 in early cardiac cells may play a role in heart defects. The ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — In the breast, cancer stem cells and normal stem cells can arise from different cell types and tap into distinct yet related stem cell programs, according to researchers. The differences between ... read more

Sep. 3, 2015 — A number of illnesses causing blindness can be cured from transplanting cells from the oral cavity. New findings make the treatment accessible to the places where the condition strikes the most ... read more

Aug. 31, 2015 — A strong physical gene interaction network has been discovered that is responsible for holding genes in a silencing grip during early development. In the same way that people can interact with others ... read more

Aug. 27, 2015 — Scientists have identified how mutations in the IKZF1 gene contribute to a high-risk leukemia subtype and drugs that may enhance the effectiveness of targeted ... read more

Viral Infection in Colon Cancer Stem Cells Mimicked; Druggable Target Identified

Aug. 27, 2015 — Researchers targeting colorectal cancer stem cells – the root cause of disease, resistance to treatment and relapse – have discovered a mechanism to mimic a virus and potentially trigger an ... read more

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