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Supercharging Stem Cells to Create New Therapies

Researchers at the University of Adelaide have discovered a new method for culturing stem cells which sees the highly therapeutic cells grow faster and stronger.

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New Understanding of Retinoblastoma Proteins' Role in Cell Death and Cancer Progression

A review article published on the journal Oncotarget focusing on RB role in apoptosis provides a comprehensive overview on the role of RB proteins in the coordinated control of cell decisions.

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Platelet-like Particles Boost Clotting, Slow Bleeding

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NIBIB-supported researchers have created tiny gel particles that can perform the same essential functions as platelets. The particles could one day be used to control excessive bleeding following traumatic injury or in individuals with impaired clotting due to an inherited condition or as a result of certain medications or chemotherapy.

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Athlete Safety, Smart Concrete, and the Dangers of Sugary Drinks; Top Stories for 30 June 2015

Other topics include; grape seed oil to reduce obesity, gender differences in chronic pain, workplace wellness, healthcare in rural Africa after Ebola, cancer treatment, and finding a cure for MERS.

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SCOTUS Experts, New Species in Antarctica, Genetics, Cancer, and More Top Stories 25 June 2015

Other topics include weight loss, medical marijuana, smart traffic lights, diabetes, heart disease, and more.

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Medical Marijuana, Autoimmune Disorders, Diabetes, SCOTUS experts - Top Stories 24 June 2015

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Blue Light Sets the Beat in Biological Pacemaker

Using optogenetics, researchers have established a new approach for pacing the heart and synchronizing its mechanical activity without a conventional electrical pacemaker. Could help avoid many drawbacks of electrical pacemakers.

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Staying Cool: Saharan Silver Ants

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Researchers have discovered two strategies that enable Saharan silver ants to stay cool in one of the world’s hottest environments. They are the first to demonstrate that the ants use a coat of uniquely shaped hairs to control electromagnetic waves over an extremely broad range from the solar spectrum to the thermal radiation spectrum and that different physical mechanisms are used in different spectral bands to realize the same biological function of reducing body temperature.

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Bioengineered Patch, Molecular “Booster” Could Improve Stem Cells Ability Treat Heart Failure

Despite the intense activity and high hopes that surround the use of stem cells to reverse heart disease, scientists still face multiple roadblocks before the treatment will be ready for clinical prime time. Researchers are now finding ways to maximize the healing potential of stem cells by helping them overcome the inhospitable conditions of a damaged heart – bringing the promise of stem cell therapy for heart disease one step closer to reality.