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Stem cell study may result in stronger muscles in old age

Added: 23.02.2018 20:58 | 7 views | 0 comments

As we grow older, our muscular function declines. A new study shows how an unexpectedly high number of mutations in the stem cells of muscles impair cell regeneration. This discovery may result in new medication to build stronger muscles even when in old age.

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Scientists isolate cancer stem cells using novel method

Added: 23.02.2018 20:58 | 6 views | 0 comments

Researchers have devised a new technique to isolate aggressive cells thought to form the root of many hard-to-treat metastasized cancers -- a significant step toward developing new drugs that might target these cells.

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Study could explain link between high-cholesterol diet and colon cancer

Added: 23.02.2018 16:47 | 2 views | 0 comments

Scientists discovered that boosting mice's cholesterol levels spurred intestinal stem cells to divide more quickly, enabling tumors to form 100 times faster. The study identifies a molecular pathway that could serve as a new drug target for colon cancer treatment.

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Could interneuron migration explain macrocephaly?

Added: 23.02.2018 0:59 | 2 views | 0 comments

Researchers have discovered a new crosstalk between the migrating inhibitory interneurons and the stem cells that generate the excitatory neurons. The researchers discovered that this cellular dialogue controls the growth of the cerebral cortex and that its impairment leads a cortical malformation previously associated with autism in mice.

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Reprogramming adult cells into induced pluripotency with unprecedented efficiency

Added: 23.02.2018 0:28 | 11 views | 0 comments

A team of scientists has reported a more efficient approach to reprogramming a patient's diseased skin cells into stem cells, raising hopes for future clinical trials and potential cures for critical illnesses.

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Inflammation trains the skin to heal faster

Added: 20.02.2018 16:53 | 1 views | 0 comments

Stem cells in the skin remember an injury, helping them close recurring wounds faster, researchers have found. The discovery could advance research and treatment of psoriasis and other inflammatory diseases.

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Ribosomes found to induce somatic cell pluripotency

Added: 20.02.2018 2:09 | 4 views | 0 comments

In 2012, a Japanese research group discovered that human skin cells acquire pluripotency when introduced to lactic acid bacteria (Lactobacillus acidophilus). Now, the same group of researchers have found that the cause of somatic cell conversion into pluripotent stem cells is the ribosome, a protein synthesizing cellular organelle.

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Researchers create first stem cells using CRISPR genome activation

Added: 18.02.2018 18:59 | 7 views | 0 comments

In a scientific first, researchers have turned skin cells from mice into stem cells by activating a specific gene in the cells using CRISPR technology. The innovative approach offers a potentially simpler technique to produce the valuable cell type and provides important insights into the cellular reprogramming process.

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In scientific first, researchers grow hairy skin in a dish

Added: 18.02.2018 18:59 | 5 views | 0 comments

Researchers have successfully developed a method to grow hairy skin from mouse pluripotent stem cells -- a discovery that could lead to new approaches to model disease and new therapies for the treatment of skin disorders and cancers.

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