Stem cells have the ability to develop, or differentiate, into the many different cell types in the body. They also serve as a repair system to replace aged or damaged cells. With their regenerative abilities, stem cells offer enormous potential in treating many diseases.
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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) affects more than 1.75 million individuals in the United States. Because the population is aging, that number will increase to almost 3 million by 2020.
Scientists at the Wellcome Trust/ Cancer Research UK Gurdon Institute, University of Cambridge, have identified a new type of stem cell in the brain which they say has a high potential for repair following brain injury or disease.
In work that brings researchers closer to the goal of precision medicine approaches to treating glaucoma and other neurodegenerative vision diseases, a new Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) study has, for the first time, been able to identify a wide variety of previously u
The disease mechanism for adult-onset progressive degenerative diseases begins much earlier than previously thought, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation.
Science magazine reports that cellular and molecular biologist Patricia Murray, Ph.D., and biochemist Raphaël Lévy, Ph.D., of the University of Liverpool have filed a second complaint with the U.K.
Researchers at Houston Methodist have used computer modeling to find an existing investigational drug compound for leukemia patients to treat triple negative breast cancer once it spreads to the brain.
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.
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.