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High Hopes for Space Grown Stem Cells

High Hopes for Space Grown Stem Cells

Reuters - Innovations Video Online (Feb. 4, 2014) Researchers at the Mayo Clinic are preparing to test their theory that stem cells grow faster in microgravity. With a grant from an organization that promotes research aboard the International Space Station, Dr. Abba Zubair will send a batch of cells into space where he believes the future of human tissue generation with stem cells may lie. Ben Gruber reports. Video provided by Reuters
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Mice With 'MS-Like' Condition Walk After Stem Cell Treatment

Mice With 'MS-Like' Condition Walk After Stem Cell Treatment

Newsy (May 15, 2014) The mice were given human stem cells to test stem cell rejection. But instead of rejecting the human cells, the mice began to show positive reactions. Video provided by Newsy
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Toxin-Packed Stem Cells Used To Kill Cancer

Toxin-Packed Stem Cells Used To Kill Cancer

Newsy (Oct. 25, 2014) A Harvard University Research Team created genetically engineered stem cells that are able to kill cancer cells, while leaving other cells unharmed. Video provided by Newsy
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Researchers Create Stem Cells From Adult Cells

Researchers Create Stem Cells From Adult Cells

Newsy (Jan. 29, 2014) Researchers say they converted adult cells from mice into stem cells by exposing them to acid. Video provided by Newsy
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New Target for Chronic Pain Treatment Found

May 21, 2014 The enzyme PIP5K1C controls the activity of cellular receptors that signal pain, researchers have found. By reducing the enzyme, researchers showed that levels of a lipid called PIP2 is also ... full story
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Why Scratching Makes You Itch More

Oct. 30, 2014 Turns out your mom was right: scratching an itch only makes it worse. New research reveals that scratching causes the brain to release serotonin, which intensifies the itch sensation. Scientists ... full story
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Reasons for Pain After 'Successful' Spinal Surgery

Apr. 9, 2014 A new study sheds light on the basis of neuropathic pain that persists after apparently successful surgery. The topic is a question that has long puzzled physicians. In a study that melds the ... full story
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Low Tolerance for Pain? The Reason May Be in Your Genes

Apr. 20, 2014 Researchers may have identified key genes linked to why some people have a higher tolerance for pain than others, according to a new study. Researchers found that nine percent of the participants had ... full story
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Spinal Circuitry Responsible for Chronic Pain Charted

Dec. 5, 2014 Pain typically has a clear cause–but not always. When a person touches something hot or bumps into a sharp object, it’s no surprise that it hurts. But for people with certain chronic pain ... full story
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Pain and Itch in a Dish: Scientists Convert Human Skin Cells Into Sensory Neurons

Nov. 25, 2014 Scientists have found a simple method to convert human skin cells into the specialized neurons that detect pain, itch, touch and other bodily sensations. These neurons are also affected by spinal ... full story
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Pain and Itch May Be Signs of Skin Cancer

July 23, 2014 Asking patients if a suspicious skin lesion is painful or itchy may help doctors decide whether the spot is likely to be cancerous, according to a new study. The study found that nearly 36.9 percent ... full story
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One Molecule Blocks Both Pain and Itch, Discovered in Mouse Study

May 22, 2014 An antibody that simultaneously blocks the sensations of pain and itching has been found in studies with mice. The new antibody works by targeting the voltage-sensitive sodium channels in the cell ... full story
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New Pain Relief Targets Discovered by Researchers

Apr. 17, 2014 New pain relief targets that could be used to provide relief from chemotherapy-induced pain have been discovered by researchers while researching how pain occurs in nerves in the periphery of the ... full story
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Ability to Identify Source of Pain Varies Across Body

June 6, 2014 'Where does it hurt?' is the first question asked to any person in pain. A new study defines for the first time how our ability to identify where it hurts, called 'spatial ... full story
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Internalized Stigma Linked With Poor Self Esteem, Pain Self-Efficacy

May 30, 2014 After controlling for depression, internalized stigma is negatively associated with lower levels of self-esteem and personal control of pain, a study shows. Internalized stigma refers to the ... full story
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Teaching the Brain to Reduce Pain

July 10, 2014 People can be conditioned to feel less pain when they hear a neutral sound, new research has found. This lends weight to the idea that we can learn to use mind-over-matter to beat pain. "We have ... full story
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How Cone Snail Venom Minimizes Pain

May 14, 2014 The venom from marine cone snails, used to immobilize prey, contains numerous peptides called conotoxins, some of which can act as painkillers in mammals. Researchers provide new insight into the ... full story
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Could Restless Sleep Cause Widespread Pain in Older People?

Feb. 13, 2014 Researchers in the U.K. report that non-restorative sleep is the strongest, independent predictor of widespread pain onset among adults over the age of 50. According to the study anxiety, memory ... full story
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Adolescent Chronic Pain Costs $19.5 Billion a Year in United States

Oct. 9, 2014 Chronic pain affects about 5 percent of children and adolescents. They seek more medical care, use more medication, miss more school, and report worse quality of life than their peers without pain, ... full story
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An End to Needle Phobia: Device Could Make Painless Injections Possible

Oct. 13, 2014 Imagine no tears during infant vaccines and no fear of the needle for those old enough to know what’s coming. Such painless injections could be possible with a device that applies pressure and ... full story
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Pain Intensity Can Predict Head and Neck Cancer Survival

Oct. 27, 2014 Pre-treatment pain intensity is an independent survival predictor for patients with head and neck cancer, according to new ... full story
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Pain Words Stand out More for Those Experiencing It

Oct. 3, 2014 Ache, agony, distress and pain draw more attention than non-pain related words when it comes to people who suffer from chronic pain, a research using state-of-the-art eye-tracking technology has ... full story
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Surprising New Role for Calcium in Sensing Pain

Sep. 2, 2014 When you accidentally touch a hot oven, you rapidly pull your hand away. Researchers have made a surprising discovery in worms about the role of calcium in such pain signaling. They have built a ... full story
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Spinal Manipulative Therapy Reduces Central Pain Sensitization

Feb. 25, 2014 The lessening of pain sensitivity achieved with spinal manipulation therapy (SMT) occurs as a result of the treatment and not as much from a placebo effect caused by the expectation of receiving SMT. ... full story
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