Doctors regularly perform stem cell transplants, also known as bone marrow transplants, to replace cells damaged by chemotherapy. The stem cells, or the body’s raw material, that make this transplantation possible will be the topic of a two-day event titled, “Fifth San Antonio Conference on Stem Cell Research & Regenerative Medicine.” The conference, scheduled on…
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Medical researchers discover a type of cell which induces acute inflammatory episodes in bowel diseases. Almost 4000,000 people in Germany are get chronic inflammatory bowel diseases Morbus Crohn or ulcerative colitis. Patients often suffer from flare-ups, which damage intestinal tissue. In spite of tremendous advances in treating the diseases with medication, the chronic inflammation still cannot…
The enzyme that ‘loads up’ fat-carrying particles in the liver before they are transporting around the body have identified for the first time by scientists at the University of Warwick. The discovery also reveals how to ‘slim down’. These particles to reduce the amount of the worst type of ‘bad’ cholesterol distributed throughout the body.…
Trillions of cells all different shapes and sizes form a human body's structure. Surrounding each cell is a membrane, jointly acting as hostess and security welcoming certain information into the cell while making sure its components don't spill out into the body's void. Much is known about how the individual pieces of a cell work, but a significant understanding of how proteins interact with the cell membrane has remained a mystery until now, following a recent study at the University of Missouri.
Subpopulations of oligodendrocytes, myelin-producing cells in the brain that are targeted by the immune system in multiple sclerosis (MS), are altered in MS and might, therefore, have additional roles in the disease than previously described. The results are published in the journal Nature, in a study led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden and University of Edinburgh in the UK.
ChromaDex Corp. today reported that results of a first-of-a-kind preclinical study on lactation have shown that supplementation with the unique B3 vitamin nicotinamide riboside (NR, or Niagen) confers significant and enduring physiological benefits to mothers and offspring. Conducted at the University of Iowa by Principal Investigator Dr. Charles Brenner, the Roy J.
A newly discovered regulatory mechanism helps the body control the rate of fat metabolism, according to a new study publishing on January 17 in the open-access journal PLOS Biology by Ligong Chen of Tsinghua University in Beijing and colleagues. The finding may lead to new drugs to help burn stored fat and reduce weight.
New research from Massey University's School of Sport, Exercise and Nutrition suggests chicken feathers could have potential as a protein supplement for people wanting to build or maintain lean body mass.
According to estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO), there will be 18.1 million new cases and 9.6 million cancer deaths worldwide in 2018. Cancer is a serious disease that affects people all over the world. And studies on the treatment of tumors have far-reaching significance.
Scientists increasingly believe that one of the driving forces in chronic pain, the number one health problem in both prevalence and burden—appears to be the memory of earlier pain. Research published today/this week in Current Biology suggests that there may be variations, based on sex, in the way that pain is remembered in both mice and humans.
Astrocytes, 'caretaker' cells that surround and support neurons in the brain, play a much more important role in circadian rhythms, the body's 24-hour internal clock, than previously understood.