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September 13, 2021
Body: In a new study, researchers are investigating the types of material used in bone reconstruction to see which one works best.
September 9, 2021
Body: An immunological molecule called fractalkine can boost the production of brain cells that produce myelin, a key factor in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, according to recent research.
September 7, 2021
Body: For species that rely on sexual reproduction, including mice and men, offspring can only happen if sperm from the male fertilize eggs from the female. Even artificial fertilization techniques depend on donors for both of these cells. However, a new study shows that mouse pluripotent stem cells can differentiate into functional sperm. These sperm were successfully used to produce healthy, fertile offspring and provide the most comprehensive model yet for generating male germ cells in a test tube.
September 3, 2021
Body: Researchers show stem-like T cells within certain lymph nodes could be natural cancer fighters.
September 2, 2021
Body: Cancer research experts report on discovering a rare population of cells that help create a polluted bone marrow environment that in turn allows other mutated cells to trigger MDS.
September 1, 2021
Body: A study has established a new resource for exploring and understanding Alzheimer's disease (AD) on an individualized level.
August 31, 2021
Body: Researchers identify proteins that drive cancer stem cells. Targeting and suppressing a particular protein called galectin1 could provide a more effective treatment for glioblastoma, in combination with radiation therapy.
August 26, 2021
Body: The human body can be genetically inclined to attack its own cells, destroying the beta cells in the pancreas that make insulin, which helps convert sugar into energy. Called Type 1 diabetes, this disorder can occur at any age and can be fatal if not carefully managed with insulin shots or an insulin pump to balance the body's sugar levels.
August 19, 2021
Body: Expression of the MyoD gene combined with exposure to three chemicals causes skin cells to become primitive muscle progenitors that can be maintained indefinitely in the lab and later coaxed into becoming mature muscle cells to treat muscle-related diseases. Skin-derived muscle progenitors are molecularly similar to muscle tissue stem cells, and muscle cells derived from these progenitors are more stable and mature than muscle cells directly converted from skin cells.
August 11, 2021
Body: A new study presents a detailed cellular atlas of the developing coronal suture, the one most commonly fused as a consequence of single gene mutations, leading to birth defects such as craniosynostosis. With an aim toward advancing new interventions for patients, researchers created the first detailed cell-by-cell description of how this suture develops. They identified 14 distinct types of cells in and around the developing suture and new genes that may be involved in generating and maintaining the stem cells that grow the skull bones on either side of the suture.