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New mouse model makes stem cells light up green

Multipotent stromal cells have long been a hot topic in medical research. Scientists at the University of Bonn have now found a way to specifically mark these stem cells. This makes it possible to analyze their distribution pattern and their function in living organisms. The study, which included researchers from Oxford University, Tsukuba University and the Karolinska Institute Stockholm, is now being published in the journal Cell Stem Cell.

A New Method to Discover Interactions Between Proteins

In this study, researchers have used a new method to discover previously unknown interactions between proteins and small metabolic molecules in bacterial cells. The technique can also be used to test the effect of medications. With protein-metabolite interactomics has now added another level to the existing "omics." The researchers recently published a study in the journal Cell.

Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy Analysis

Researchers are searching for therapies that might slow the progression of DMD while also investigating genetic and other approaches to disrupt the underlying disease mechanism. Examining data from the large TREAT-NMD Duchenne muscular dystrophy database, investigators were able to confirm that corticosteroid treatment can delay some of the clinical effects of DMD and that there is greater variability among patients in the progression of the disease than reported. These findings appear in the Journal of Neuromuscular Diseases .