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August 26, 2016

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August 26, 2016

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

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

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

July 26, 2016 — An infusion of stem cells could help restore proper drainage for fluid-clogged eyes at risk for glaucoma, suggests a new mouse ... read more

July 25, 2016 — In a series of experiments, the embryonic stem cell gene Nanog kicked into action dormant cellular processes that are key to preventing weak bones, clogged arteries and other telltale signs of ... read more

Sub-Set of Stem Cells Found to Minimize Risks When Used to Treat Damaged Hearts

July 25, 2016 — Scientists use mathematical modeling to simulate human mesenchymal stem cell delivery to a damaged heart and found that using one sub-set of these stem cells minimizes the risks associated with this ... read more

July 22, 2016 — Scientists have identified three types of vaccine-induced antibodies that can neutralize diverse strains of influenza virus that infect humans. The discovery will help guide development of a ... read more

Gene Controls Regeneration of Injured Muscle by Adult Stem Cells

July 21, 2016 — A key gene enables the repair of injured muscle throughout life, according to a study in mice. The study results further suggest that this "overlooked" gene may play an important role in ... read more

July 21, 2016 — The choroid plexus, a largely ignored structure in the brain that produces the cerebrospinal fluid, is an important regulator of adult neural stem cells, research indicates. The study also shows that ... read more

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