LA JOLLA, CA (US), August 2018 — Using just a microscope, Italian surgeon Francesco Durante was struck by the similarities between cells in the most malignant cancers and the embryonic cells of the organ in which the cancer originated.
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HANNOVER, (DE), August 2018 — Hereditary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (herPAP) is a rare disease characterized by the slow build-up of lipo-protein material in the lungs due to the failure of highly specialized cells called macrophages, which usually eat away this material from
SHAHREKORD, (IR), August 2018 — A better understanding of the role secreted inflammatory cytokines play in the tumor microenvironment that results in the differentiation of effector T cells into exhausted T cells points to possible approaches to improve the antitumor activity of
KANSAS CITY, MO (US), August 2018 —Researchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research and collaborators have identified a way to expand blood-forming, adult stem cells from human umbilical cord blood (hUCB).
CHAMPAIGN, IL (US), August 2018 — After a primary tumor is treated, cancer stem cells may still lurk in the body, ready to metastasize and cause a recurrence of the cancer in a form that’s more aggressive and resistant to treatment.
DUARTE, CA (US), August 2018 — A new stem cell model has been developed to assess possible treatments for a rare nervous system disorder that is in the same disease group as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
ADELAIDE, SA (AU), August 2018 — The fight against cystic fibrosis (CF) has taken a major step forward, with pioneering research by University of Adelaide scientists showing that cells causing the debilitating genetic disorder could be successfully replaced with
GUELPH, ONT (CA) July 2018 — Researchers have discovered the type of stem cell that enables geckos to create new brain cells, providing evidence that the lizards may also be able to regenerate parts of the brain after injury.
COLOGNE, (DE) July 2018 - Researchers made an important step toward understanding the mechanisms that cause the neurodegenerative disorder Huntington's disease when they identified a system blocking the accumulation of toxin protein aggregates, which
CHAPEL HILL, NC (US) July 2018 - A small population of brain cells deep in a memory-making region of the brain controls the production of new neurons and may have a role in common brain disorders, according to a study from scientists at the University of North Carolina (UNC)