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October 27, 2022
Body: Patient-derived parathyroid organoids (PTOs) could pave the way for future physiology studies and drug-screening applications, as shown in a new study.
October 27, 2022
Body: Using a new stem-cell based model made from skin cells, scientists found the first direct evidence that Stargardt-related ABCA4 gene mutations affect a layer of cells in the eye called the retinal pigment epithelium (RPE). The discovery points to a new understanding of Stargardt disease progression and suggests a therapeutic strategy for the disease, which currently lacks treatment.
October 20, 2022
Body: First induced pluripotent stem cell model of PTSD offers insights into underlying genetics and opportunities for new therapies.
October 3, 2022
Body: Findings could improve prevention and treatment of inflammatory bowel diseases.
September 29, 2022
Body: Medical researchers have discovered how to create more accurate, consistent brain organoids to develop treatments for neurological disorders.
September 29, 2022
Body: Stem cells overflow with potential. Their ability to become other cell types is crucial to our bodies, both during development and throughout life. But this potential can be our very downfall if it goes wrong, turning some of our most useful cells into malignant cancers.
September 22, 2022
Body: A common, spontaneous mutation in blood stem cells, which has been linked to higher risks of blood cancer and cardiovascular disease, may promote these diseases by altering the stem cells' programming of gene activity and the mix of blood cells they produce, according to a new study.
September 21, 2022
Body: Chronic, insufficient sleep can negatively affect immune cells, which may lead to inflammatory disorders and cardiovascular disease, according to a new study. More specifically, consistently losing an hour and a half of sleep a night potentially increases the risk. The study also shows catching up on sleep doesn't reverse possible negative effects on cellular level.
September 13, 2022
Body: Making stem cells from a patient's adult cells -- rather than human embryos -- is one of the holy grails in modern medicine treatments. New research brings us two steps closer.
September 13, 2022
Body: Scientists are using in vitro skeletal muscle engineering to gain a better understanding of the complex genetic and environmental factors underlying diabetes, putting lab-grown, healthy skeletal muscle tissues in a state resembling diabetes or growing skeletal muscle from diabetic patients' muscle stem cells. Researchers describe how skeletal muscle engineering has advanced significantly during the past few decades and recent developments that make it easier to explore diabetes in humans and have led to more personalized medicine.