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August 27, 2016

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August 27, 2016

Aug. 26, 2016 — Researchers have identified RNA-based biomarkers that distinguish between normal, aging hematopoietic stem cells and leukemia stem cells associated with secondary acute myeloid leukemia (sAML), a ... read more

New Strategy to Reverse the Disease Dyskeratosis Congenita

Aug. 18, 2016 — A link between telomeres and a molecular signaling cascade called the Wnt pathway has been identified by researchers, which may point to a treatment option for dyskeratosis congenita patients. ... read more

Heart Muscle Made from Stem Cells Aid Precision Cardiovascular Medicine, Study Shows

Aug. 18, 2016 — Heart muscle cells made from induced pluripotent stem cells faithfully mirror the expression patterns of key genes in the donor's native heart tissue, according to researchers. As a result, the ... read more

Aug. 18, 2016 — The eye's lacrimal gland is small but mighty. This gland produces moisture needed to heal eye injuries and clear out harmful dust, bacteria and other invaders. The eye's lacrimal glands can ... read more

Bone Marrow Transplant Patients Report Better Quality of Life Compared to Peripheral Blood Transplant Recipients from Unrelated Volunteer Donors

Aug. 16, 2016 — A large, nationwide study finds better psychological well-being, fewer graft vs. host disease symptoms and greater likelihood of returning to work among bone marrow transplant ... read more

Aug. 15, 2016 — A new approach that may prevent leukemia and lymphoma patients from developing graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) after therapeutic bone marrow transplants has now been developed by ... read more

Unproven Stem Cell Therapies for Lung Disease on the Rise Despite Promise of New Treatments

Aug. 11, 2016 — Stem cell medical tourism and unproven stem cell interventions are growing and concerning issues for patients afflicted with lung disease. According to researchers, there are an increasing number of ... read more

Researchers Find New Functions of Blood Cell Protein in Transplant

Aug. 11, 2016 — Scientists have found exciting, new functions of the protein angiogenin that play a significant role in the regulation of blood cell formation, important in bone marrow transplantation and recovery ... read more

Two Zika Proteins Responsible for Microcephaly Identified

Aug. 11, 2016 — Researchers have tracked down two Zika proteins potentially responsible for thousands of microcephaly cases in Brazil and elsewhere -- taking one small step toward preventing Zika-infected mothers ... read more

The Next Frontier in Facial Plastic, Reconstructive Surgery

Aug. 11, 2016 — Is regenerative medicine the next frontier in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery? Researchers explored that question in a new review ... read more

New Method for Bone Marrow Transplants Without Using Chemotherapy

Aug. 10, 2016 — Scientists have devised a way to destroy blood stem cells in mice without using chemotherapy or radiotherapy, both of which have toxic side effects. The new procedure could clear the way for patients ... read more

Aug. 9, 2016 — The transient form of genetic information, the RNA, is processed in a similar manner in the cells of both organisms. These mechanisms seem to be at work throughout the whole animal kingdom. ... read more

Dubious Marketing of Stem Cell Therapies Revealed

Aug. 4, 2016 — Advanced economy nations led by Ireland, Singapore, Australia, Germany, Italy, Japan, and the United States have the highest per capita number of clinics engaging in direct-to-consumer marketing of ... read more

Aug. 4, 2016 — Scientists have made a major advance in understanding how the cells of an organism, which all contain the same genetic information, come to be so diverse. A study shows that a protein called OCT4 ... read more

Stem Cells May Speed Up Screening of Drugs for Rare Cancers

Aug. 2, 2016 — A new system has been developed that uses transformed human stem cells to speed up screening of existing drugs that might work against rare brain and other ... read more

Hybrid Treatment Hunts Down and Kills Leukemia Cells

July 28, 2016 — Researchers have developed a hybrid treatment that harnesses a monoclonal antibody to deliver antisense DNA to acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) cells and that may lead to less toxic treatments for ... read more

July 28, 2016 — Our skin renews, heals wounds, and regenerates the hair that covers it thanks to a small group of stem cells. Now a research team has identified two proteins that are fundamental to conserve skin ... read more

Confronted With Sepsis, Key Immune Mechanism Breaks, Scientists Find

July 28, 2016 — When the body encounters an infection, a molecular signaling system ramps up the body's infection-fighting system to produce more white blood cells to attack invading bacteria. Now researchers ... read more

July 27, 2016 — By monitoring stem cell differentiation on gels that mimic the stiffness of biological tissue, researchers have identified the metabolites that stem cells use when selecting bone and cartilage fates. ... read more

Monitoring Cell Fates

July 27, 2016 — Scientists have been studying the factors influencing the development of different blood cells. Their research shows that certain molecular mechanisms are not as relevant as previously assumed. This ... read more

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