Würzburg (DE), September 2018 — Myocardial infarction, commonly known as a heart attack, is still one of the main causes of death. According to Germany’s Federal Statistical Office, more than 49,00 people there died of its consequences.
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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells.
MINNEAPOLIS, MN (US), September 2018 — Engineers and medical researchers at the University of Minnesota have teamed up to create a groundbreaking 3D-printed device that could someday help patients with long-term spinal cord injuries regain some function.
LA JOLLA, CA (US), September 2018 — Plastic surgery to treat large cutaneous ulcers, including those seen in people with severe burns, bedsores or chronic diseases such as diabetes, may someday be a thing of the past.
PHILADELPHIA, PA (US), September 2018 — Nearly half of children suffer some injury to a tooth during childhood. When that trauma affects an immature permanent tooth it can hinder blood supply and root development, resulting in what is essentially a “dead” tooth.
IRVINE, CA (US), September 2018 — Researchers from the University of California, Irvine have identified intrinsic cell properties that influence the fate of neural stem cells, affecting what type of brain cell they will form: neurons, astrocytes or oligodendrocytes.
BEIJING (PRC), September 2018 — Researchers have discovered how a molecule can help prevent certain types of brain tumors by recognizing and “disarming” harmful proteins that cause them.
HINXTON, (UK), September 2018 — Adult humans have many more blood-creating stem cells in their bone marrow than previously thought, ranging between 50,000 and 200,000 stem cells.
CHAPEL HILL, NC (US), September 2018 — The latest in a series of laboratory breakthroughs could lead to a more effective way to treat the most common brain cancer in children.
LA JOLLA, CA (US), September 2018 —A team at the Salk Institute has identified a master switch that appears to control the dynamic behavior of tumor cells that makes some aggressive cancers so difficult to treat.