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October 21, 2016

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October 21, 2016

Advances Made in Alzheimer's Research

Oct. 20, 2016 — A major advance has been made in Alzheimer’s research, say researchers. They showed how a diseased vertebrate brain can naturally react to Alzheimer’s pathology by forming more neurons. Two ... read more

Functional Effects of Human Stem Cell Delivery to Heart Muscle After Heart Attack

Oct. 19, 2016 — Researchers delivered human stem cells seeded in biological sutures to the damaged heart muscles of rats following induced acute myocardial infarction and assessed the effects on cardiac function one ... read more

New RNA Stem Cell Editing Reduces Unintended Genetic Complications

Oct. 3, 2016 — An international collaboration of government, university, and industry resources showed the promise of using RNA as a safe way to both make and modify induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (iPSCs) from ... read more

Oct. 3, 2016 — People with spinal cord injuries suffer from many complications in addition to paralysis and numbness. Some of these problems are caused by a lack of the neurotransmitter GABA in the injured spinal ... read more

Researchers Shed Light on Repair Mechanism for Severe Corneal Injuries

Sep. 29, 2016 — In cases of severe ocular trauma involving the cornea, wound healing occurs following intervention, but at the cost of opaque scar tissue formation and damaged vision. Recent research has shown that ... read more

Sep. 28, 2016 — Many diseases that lead to blindness, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration, are caused by the death of certain cells in the human retina that lack the ability to regenerate. But in species such ... read more

New Strategy Identified for Treating Acute Myeloid Leukemia

Sep. 21, 2016 — A promising new approach to the treatment of acute myeloid leukemia (AML) has been discovered by a team of researchers. In their report, the investigators have identified a crucial dysfunction in ... read more

Stem Cell 'Heart Patch' Moves Closer to Clinic

Sep. 21, 2016 — The promise of stem cells to treat cardiovascular disease may soon be a step closer to clinical application as scientists seek to perfect and test three-dimensional “heart patches” in a large ... read more

Removing Cellular Bookmarks Smooths the Path to Stem Cells

Sep. 20, 2016 — Cells use specific proteins that help the cell remember what collection of genes needs to be turned on again after cell division. Removing these transcriptional bookmarks may be a key to better ... read more

Sep. 19, 2016 — At the back of the retina in adult vertebrate eyes is a highly differentiated layer of cells known as the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). These cells do not normally multiply or migrate in adults, ... read more

Healthy Fat Stem Cells Can Protect Against Obesity-Associated Type 2 Diabetes

Sep. 16, 2016 — Obesity is responsible for the deaths of over three million people a year worldwide due to its associated diseases such as diabetes, cancer and cardiovascular disease. However, a subset of obese ... read more

Seven-Year Study Pays Off With 'Most Detailed' Picture of Head and Neck Cancer Stem Cells to Date

Sep. 15, 2016 — Cancer stem cells resist therapy and are a major cause of relapse, long after the bulk of a tumor has been killed. A new study provides the most comprehensive picture to date of head and neck cancer ... read more

Researcher Calls for Animal-Human Embryo Research to Proceed, but With Strong Animal Protections

Sep. 14, 2016 — A researcher calls for animal-human embryo research to proceed – but only with strong animal protections in place. So-called "chimera" research raises the hope of producing human organs ... read more

MRI Guidance Shows Promise in Delivering Stem Cell Therapies

Sep. 14, 2016 — Working with animals, a team of scientists reports it has delivered stem cells to the brain with unprecedented precision by threading a catheter through an artery and infusing the cells under ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — Researchers have discovered a new technique for generating rapidly-differentiating human neural stem cells for use in a variety of tissue engineering applications, including a three-dimensional model ... read more

Sep. 13, 2016 — Specific conditions -- tumor hardness and a lack of oxygen at the tumor's core -- lead to breast-cancer progression in laboratory cultures, researchers have ... read more

Sep. 12, 2016 — Dystroglycan, a muscle cell receptor whose dysfunction causes muscular dystrophy, actually has a critical role in brain development, researchers have ... read more

Human Kidney Progenitors Isolated, Offering New Clues to Cell Renewal

Sep. 12, 2016 — In a first-of-its-kind look at human kidney development, researchers have isolated human nephron progenitor (NP) cells. Their results will help scientists understand how these progenitor cells become ... read more

Sep. 8, 2016 — Scientists have implicated a type of stem cell in the calcification of blood vessels that is common in patients with chronic kidney disease. The research will guide future studies into ways to block ... read more

Sep. 8, 2016 — Scientists have succeeded in generating induced pluripotent stem cells from a rare disorder called Nijmegen breakage syndrome and to push these cells to become early neurons, revealing the mechanisms ... read more

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