Non-healing tissue from diabetic foot ulcers reprogrammed as pluripotent stem cells
1 hour ago
Researchers at Tufts University School of Dental Medicine and the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences at Tufts, led by Jonathan Garlick, have established for the first time that skin cells from diabetic foot ulcers ...
New method to grow and transplant muscle stem cells holds promise for treatment of MD
3 hours ago
Satellite cells are stem cells found in skeletal muscles. While transplantation of such muscle stem cells can be a potent therapy for degenerative muscle diseases such as Duchenne muscular dystrophy, these cells tend to lose ...
Food's transit time is a key factor in digestive health
7 hours ago
The time it takes for ingested food to travel through the human gut – also called transit time – affects the amount of harmful degradation products produced along the way. This means that transit time is a key factor ...
Relapse of leukemia after bone marrow transplantation—cytomegalovirus infection has no protective effect
7 hours ago
Recent studies on a small number of patients with leukemia treated with bone marrow transplantation have suggested that the presence of the common cytomegalovirus (CMV) in patients or their donors may protect against relapse ...
Special properties of pneumococci affect their ability to cause meningitis
8 hours ago
Structures on the surface of pneumococci determine the ability of these bacteria to enter the brain and cause severe infections, according to a paper published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation by researchers at Karolinska ...
Stem cell therapy as a potential treatment for severe burns patients
17 hours ago
Scientists have discovered a new way to potentially treat muscle regeneration in patients with severe burns according to a study published today in The Journal of Physiology.
Scientists decode how anthrax toxin proteins might help treat cancerous tumors
22 hours ago
Scientists from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), the National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research (NIDCR), and the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), all parts of ...
Fifty-four mouse testis-enriched genes are not needed for male fertility
23 hours ago
Infertility affects about 15 percent of couples around the world. A couple's fertility depends on both the female's and male's ability to reproduce, which relies on thousands of genes working properly. In the male mouse, ...
Researchers find link between gut bacteria and MS
Jun 27, 2016
If asked to list problems that bad gut bacteria can cause, most would likely name digestive issues: constipation, excessive gas, or diarrhea.
Scientists transform lower-body cells into facial cartilage
Jun 27, 2016
Caltech scientists have converted cells of the lower-body region into facial tissue that makes cartilage, in new experiments using bird embryos. The researchers discovered a "gene circuit," composed of just three genes, that ...