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Placental Stem Cells

Placental Stem Cells Can Regenerate Heart After Heart Attack

Researchers at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai have demonstrated that stem cells; derived from the placenta known as Cdx2 cells can regenerate healthy heart cells after heart attacks in animal models. The findings, published in the May 20 issue of Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences(PNAS); may represent a novel treatment…

Embryotoxicity

New Test Examines A Drug’s Embryotoxicity In Cell Cultures

Medications have to be safe for mothers-to-be and for their unborn children. Before the authorities will approve a new drug, it must be tested in animal trials; but on pregnant rodents and, as a rule, pregnant rabbits. Scientists in the Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering at ETH Zurich; but in Basel have now developing…

Breast Cancer

Better Research Models to Fight The Spread Of Breast Cancer

Scientists are using a lot of genomic data to identify medical issues sooner in patients; but they are also using it to assist their scientific counterparts in researching diseases better. In a new study, Michigan State University researchers; are analyzing large volumes of data, often referring to as big data; but to determine better research…

Anhedonia

Inflammation-Induced Anhedonia Affects Both The Gender Differently

Inflammation and anhedonia may play a role in understanding these sex differences. Indeed, sex differences in inflammation-induced neural responses to reward may provide insight into the sex gaps in depression; but no study has examined this question. Inflammation reduces the brain’s response to rewards in women; but not in men, according to a new study…

Senescent Cells

Senescent Cells Might Help Treat Age-Related Disease

Studies suggest that zombie cells do not die as they build up in the body they promote aging; and the conditions that come with it like osteoporosis and Alzheimer’s disease. Researchers are studying drugs that can kill zombie cells and possibly treat the problems they bring. Basically the goal is to fight aging itself, which…

Brain Protein

The Key Role Of A Brain Protein Revealed

Regardless of how much you exercise or how balanced your diet is; controlling your weight is more brain-related than you might have thought. In a study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation, researchers from the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre (CRCHUM); but show for the first time in mice that the acyl-CoA-binding protein,…

Hypoxia

Hypoxia Saves Cells And Organisms Lacking Movement Disorder Protein

Friedreich’s ataxia (FRDA) is a rare, inherited disorder that causes progressive damage to the nervous system. This damage leads to ataxia—problems with movement and coordination—that worsens with time. Other symptoms, such as loss of strength and sensation in the arms and legs; muscle stiffness, and impaired speech, hearing, and vision, can also result. New research…

Movements of Cells

Discovering The Protein Responsible Movements of Cells

Researchers from Southwestern Chair of the Lyda Hill Department of Bioinformatics; have suggested that the protein responsible for the crawling movements of cells; but also drives the ability of cancer cells to grow when under stress. The protein is actin, which is also a key component of the contraction apparatus of muscles throughout the body.…

Anatomy

Nanofiber-Hydrogel Composite Allows Soft Tissue to Regenerate

A team of researchers at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine has developed a gel that, when injected into test animals, allowed new soft tissue to grow replacing lost tissue. In their paper published in the journal Science Translational Medicine; the group describes their work developing the gel and how well it worked in test rats and…

Blood Vessels

Cancer Cells: The Gaps To Spread Through Blood Vessels

Cancer cells may rely on opportunism, as well as chemical signaling, to spread through the body; according to new findings by mathematicians at the University of Birmingham. Cancer spreads by sending cells out from the primary tumor to travel through the vascular or lymphatic system; to colonize other organs in a process called metastasis. During…

Synthetic Biology

Synthetic Biology Specifically Targets Cancer Cells

Synthetic proteins engineered to recognize overly active biological pathways can kill cancer cells; but while sparing their healthy peers, according to a study by researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine. The customizable approach, which the researchers call RASER, relies on just two proteins; The first is activate in the presence of an “always…

Anatomy

The Unanticipated Early Origins of Childhood Brain Cancer

Brain tumours are the leading cause of non-accidental death; in children in Canada; but little is; known about when these tumours form; or how they develop. Researchers have recently identified the cells that are thought to give rise to certain brain tumours in children; and discovered that these cells first appear in the embryonic stage;…