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Research on cell division provides new clues to how a common cancer treatment works

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When chemotherapy was first invented, its premise seemed relatively simple: to curb the growth of tumors by stopping…
Researcher develops nanosystem that promotes regeneration after root canals

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A novel nanosystem developed by Anil Kishen, a professor in the University of Toronto’s Faculty of Dentistry, shows promising results…
Mounting Brain Organoid Research Reignites Ethical Debate

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As research involving the transplantation of human “mini-brains”—known as brain organoids—into animals to study disease continues to expand,…
Student’s curiosity about his family’s cancer history fuels award-winning research project

3 days ago

Connor Harris, a science-minded teenager from Hudson, Ohio, wants to know why African-Americans die from colorectal cancer at…
Epigenetic Changes to Gene Affect Key Cells Behind Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

3 days ago

The lung stiffness and scarring characteristic of this rare disease may be linked to environmental gene alterations. In…
Metastatic Breast Cancer: What You Should Know

4 days ago

What does it mean to have metastatic, or stage 4, breast cancer? A Rogel Cancer Center oncologist explains…
UVA Identifies surprising contributor to multiple sclerosis

5 days ago

Cells that scientists have largely ignored when studying multiple sclerosis are actually key contributors to MS development, new…
Yale researchers develop way to help brain organoids thrive

6 days ago

Brain organoids created from human embryonic stem cells offer scientists a powerful way to study the developing brain…
Immune Cell Identity Crisis: What Makes a Liver Macrophage a Liver Macrophage?

October 7, 2019

Every tissue in the human body has an immune cell in it called a macrophage. Macrophages play important…
Deafness-causing protein deficiency makes brain rewire itself, research suggests

October 7, 2019

The brains of people with congenital deafness may be rewiring themselves in ways that affect how those people…
Study: Aggressive Breast Cancers Store Large Amounts of Energy, Which Enables It to Spread

October 7, 2019

The finding suggests a potential target in the metabolism that could slow or prevent breast cancer metastasis. Cancer cells…
Turbo-charging the discovery process

October 7, 2019

Many scientists spend their lives conducting tests on a single gene but, in their quest to develop a…
Fruit flies live longer with combination drug treatment

October 5, 2019

A triple drug combination has been used to extend the lifespan of fruit flies by 48 percent in…
Delivery system can make RNA vaccines more powerful

October 5, 2019

Vaccines made from RNA hold great potential as a way to treat cancer or prevent a variety of…
Damaged hearts can be repaired using a frozen silk trick

October 5, 2019

How do you repair a damaged heart? With love? Gifts of candy and flowers? Romantic actions? Well, no.…
Stem Cell Studies Offer Hope for Childhood Neurological Condition

October 4, 2019

Two new studies by an international team of researchers report progress in using stem cells to develop new…
Patient cancer cells reliably grow on new 3D scaffold, showing promise for precision medicine

October 4, 2019

A new 3D structure for growing cell cultures could enable doctors to test medications on model tumors grown…
NIH researchers create new viral vector for improved gene therapy in sickle cell disease

October 3, 2019

Researchers at the National Institutes of Health have developed a new and improved viral vector—a virus-based vehicle that…
Engineered T Cells May Be Harnessed to Kill Solid Tumor Cells

October 3, 2019

There is now a multitude of therapies to treat cancer, from chemotherapy and radiation to immunotherapy and small…
Study will offer genetic cancer tests at primary-care level

October 3, 2019

It may sound odd, but most tests for hereditary cancer risks are prescribed by doctors after the patient has been…
Research to focus on small molecule that can help fight breast cancer

October 3, 2019

A biochemist at the University of California, Riverside, has received a grant from the Congressionally Directed Medical Research…
The first gene-edited birds – scientists are trying to fix our chickens

October 2, 2019

There are no wild chickens. It is an animal that humans pretty much invented by breeding wild fowls.…
Surgical Innovation Course Fosters New Approach to Bone Healing

October 2, 2019

Bone filler device accelerates bone healing impaired by age or cancer treatment. Within minutes of breaking a bone,…
Collagen fibers encourage cell streaming by balancing individual aggression with collective cooperation

October 2, 2019

Collagen is the most abundant protein in mammals, making up skin, bone, tendons and other soft tissues. Its…
Mitochondria studies critical to search for heart failure cure

October 2, 2019

The power of mitochondrial science has the potential to unlock new solutions for heart failure, according to a…
Genome editing to be tested in kidney organoids

October 2, 2019

Gene editing will be tested in UW Medicine labs on kidney organoids – tiny, kidney-like structures grown from…
Team Creates First Bile Duct-On-A-Chip, Replicating the Structure and Cellular Makeup of the Tissue

October 1, 2019

The miniature, fabricated organ may lead to better understanding of the organ system and the differences between child…
Scientists found a way to significantly improve treatment outcomes for a rare type of ovarian cancer

October 1, 2019

Ovarian cancer is the eighth most commonly occurring cancer in women – it is not very common. And…
Gene Therapy Update: Remembering Jesse Gelsinger

September 30, 2019

Like the mythological phoenix bird, gene therapy has risen from the ashes and is spreading its wings. September…
Study finds age may hinder cancer development

September 30, 2019

A new study, published in Aging Cell, has found that human ageing processes may hinder cancer development. Ageing is…
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