BOSTON, MA (US), November 2018 — Epigenetic therapies — targeting enzymes that alter what genes are turned on or off in a cell — are of growing interest in the cancer field as a way of making a cancer less aggressive or less malignant.
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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells.
TEL AVIV, (ISR), November 2018 — Researchers in Israel have discovered that breast tumors can boost their growth by recruiting stromal cells originally formed in the bone marrow.
STANFORD, CA (US), November 2018 — A novel immunotherapy appears safe for use in patients with a type of blood cancer called non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to a phase 1 multicenter clinical trial led by a researcher at the Stanford University School of Medicine.
ST. LOUIS, MO (US), November 2018 — Scientists hoping to develop better treatments for kidney disease have turned their attention to growing clusters of kidney cells in the lab.
DENVER, CO (US), November 2018 — Think of energy metabolism like a party popper: Ripping something apart releases a bang. Most of your cells rip apart sugar to release the "bang" of energy.
STOCKHOLM (SE), November 2018 — Researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified a protein that determines the identity and invasive properties of breast cancer cells.
HAMBURG (DE), November 2018 — Researchers have developed a way to grow human heart tissue that can serve as a model for the upper chambers of the heart (the atria).
NEWARK, NJ (US), November 2018 — Rutgers scientists have created a tiny, biodegradable scaffold to transplant stem cells and deliver drugs, which may help treat Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, aging brain degeneration, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries.
ANN ARBOR, MI (US), November 2018 — Skeletal stem cells are valuable because it’s thought they can heal many types of bone injury, but they’re difficult to find because researchers don’t know exactly what they look like or where they live.