Like a great orchestra, your brain relies on the perfect coordination of many elements to function properly. And if one of those elements is out of sync, it affects the entire ensemble.
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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells.
Whether caused by an undetected birth defect or by a heart attack (myocardial infarction), when a heart sustains damage it can be difficult to repair.
Cells made by fusing a normal human muscle cell with a muscle cell from a person with Duchenne muscular dystrophy — a rare but fatal form of muscular dystrophy — were able to significantly improve muscle function when implanted into the muscles of a mouse model of the disease.
Young, resting neural stem cells in the brains of mice store large clumps of proteins in specialized cellular trash compartments known as lysosomes, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have found.
A study led by researchers at McMaster University has pinpointed a gene that is responsible for neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism.
Waseda University researchers recently elucidated the regenerative processes by neural stem cells using a stab injury model in the optic tectum, a less studied area of the brain, of adult zebrafish.
Stem cells are considered to be immortal in culture and, therefore, of great interest for aging research. This immortality is regulated by increased proteostasis, which controls the quality of proteins.
Biophysicists from Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology (MIPT) have studied the structure of a nanofibrous scaffold, as well as its interaction with rat cardiac cells.
Some organisms have a remarkable capacity for regenerating tissue. If a fish or salamander suffers heart damage, for instance, their cells are able to divide and successfully repair the injured organ. Imagine if you could do the same.
For previously healthy children, brain infections are rare. But about one out of every 10,000 people who are exposed to common viruses like herpes simplex or influenza will develop a potentially deadly disease, encephalitis.