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February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

Feb. 10, 2017 — When it divides, a stem cell has a choice: produce more stem cells or turn into the specific types of cells that compose skin, muscle, brain, or other tissue. New experiments in skin show this ... read more

Genetic Profiling Can Guide Stem Cell Transplantation for Patients With Myelodysplastic Syndrome, Study Finds

Feb. 9, 2017 — A single blood test and basic information about a patient’s medical status can indicate which patients with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS) are likely to benefit from a stem cell transplant, ... read more

Feb. 8, 2017 — The rise of MRSA infections is limiting the treatment options for physicians and surgeons. Now, an international team of researchers has used silver ion-coated scaffolds, or biomaterials that are ... read more

Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells Don't Increase Genetic Mutations

Feb. 7, 2017 — Despite immense promise, adoption of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) in biomedical research and medicine has been slowed by concerns that these cells are prone to increased numbers of genetic ... read more

Human Brain 'Organoids' Offer New Insight Into Rare Developmental Disease

Feb. 7, 2017 — Research has used brain “organoids” — tiny 3D models of human organs that scientists grow in a dish to study disease — to identify root causes of Miller-Dieker Syndrome (MDS), a rare genetic ... read more

Feb. 2, 2017 — The prospect of regenerating bone lost to cancer or trauma is a step closer to the clinic as scientists have identified two proteins found in bone marrow as key regulators of the master cells ... read more

Researchers Explore Essential Cell Behavior With Crystal Sensor

Jan. 31, 2017 — A team of scientists has developed a new tool to monitor under a microscope how cells attach to an adjacent substrate. Studying adhesion events can help researchers understand how tissues grow, how ... read more

Jan. 30, 2017 — An improved compound of bismuth and carbon nanotubes could enhance the ability to track stem cells as they move through the body and target ... read more

Jan. 29, 2017 — Researchers have shown that a shift in translation, the process by which cells produce proteins from RNA, may promote skin cancer. The discovery could potentially aid the development of new ... read more

Jan. 27, 2017 — Stem cell secretions, called exosomes, appear to protect cells in the retina, the light-sensitive tissue in the back of the eye, a new study in rats shows. The findings point to potential therapies ... read more

Quick-and-Dirty DNA Repair Sets the Stage for Smoking-Related Lung Cancer

Jan. 26, 2017 — The stem cells that proliferate the most in response to damage caused by cigarette smoke repair their DNA using a process prone to errors, setting the stage for lung cancer, according to a new ... read more

Gene Key for Chemically Reprogramming Human Stem Cells

Jan. 26, 2017 — Scientists have discovered the gene essential for chemically reprogramming human amniotic stem cells into a more versatile state similar to embryonic stem ... read more

Jan. 26, 2017 — Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, commonly known as ALS, is an incurable neurodegenerative disease that affects all voluntary muscles in the body leading to paralysis and breathing difficulties. Eye ... read more

Jan. 25, 2017 — Mouse pancreases grown in rats generate functional, insulin-producing cells that can reverse diabetes when transplanted into mice with the disease, according to ... read more

Jan. 24, 2017 — Researchers have found that the BRCA1 gene is required for the survival of blood forming stem cells, which could explain why patients with BRCA1 mutations do not have an elevated risk for leukemia. ... read more

Can Prostate Cancer Metastasis Be Stopped Before It Starts?

Jan. 24, 2017 — Metastasis, or spread of a tumor from the site of origin to additional organs, causes the vast majority of cancer-related deaths, but our understanding of the molecular mechanisms behind metastasis ... read more

Cell of Origin Affects Malignancy and Drug Sensitivity of Brain Tumors

Jan. 24, 2017 — Glioblastoma is the most common form of primary brain tumor in adults and is essentially lethal. Presently, the development of more effective therapies is hampered by the large degree of tumor ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Medical researchers have identified genetic alterations that can be used to guide treatment of pediatric acute megakaryoblastic leukemia, which has a dismal ... read more

Jan. 23, 2017 — Today, a stroke usually leads to permanent disability – but in the future, the stroke-injured brain could be reparable by replacing dead cells with new, healthy neurons, using transplantation. ... read more

New Stem Cell Technique Shows Promise for Bone Repair

Jan. 20, 2017 — A new study has introduced a new treatment for skeletal system injuries, using stem cells from human bone marrow and a carbon material with photocatalytic ... read more

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