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Lab Grown Human Colons Change Study of GI Disease

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Scientists used human pluripotent stem cells to generate human embryonic colons in a laboratory that function much like natural human tissues when transplanted into mice, according to research published June 22 in Cell Stem Cell. The study is...
19-Jun-2017 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Bioengineered Human Livers Mimic Natural Development

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An international team of researchers bioengineering human liver tissues uncovered previously unknown networks of genetic-molecular crosstalk that control the organ’s developmental processes – greatly advancing efforts to generate healthy and...
12-Jun-2017 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

One Gene Closer to Regenerative Therapy for Muscular Disorders

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A detour on the road to regenerative medicine for people with muscular disorders is figuring out how to coax muscle stem cells to fuse together and form functioning skeletal muscle tissues. A study published June 1 by Nature Communications reports...
31-May-2017 12:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Experimental Therapy for Immune Diseases Hits Achilles Heel of Activated T cells

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Immune diseases like multiple sclerosis and hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis unleash destructive waves of inflammation on the body, causing death or a lifetime of illness and physical impairment. With safe and effective treatments in short supply,...
22-May-2017 9:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Year-Round Flu Vaccinations Promote Healthier Infants in Subtropics

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Vaccinating pregnant mothers year-round against flu in the resource-challenged region of subtropical Nepal reduced infant flu virus infection rates by an average of 30 percent, increased birth weights by 15 percent and resulted in babies having less...
15-May-2017 6:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Study Suggests Genetic Reason for Impaired Skilled Movements

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Scientists report in Neuron the lost function of two genes prevents infant laboratory mice from developing motor skills as they mature into adults. Researchers also suggest in their study that people with certain motor development disabilities be...
27-Apr-2017 10:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

HIPPO’s Molecular Balancing Act Helps Nerves Not Short Circuit

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Scientists report in Nature Communications it may be possible to therapeutically fine tune a constantly shifting balance of molecular signals to ensure the body’s peripheral nerves are insulated and functioning normally. In a study published April...
25-Apr-2017 11:00 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Experimental Drug Targets Nucleus of Allergen-Sensitized Cells

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Transcription factors, the tiny proteins that switch genes on or off in the nucleus of cells, are considered unreachable molecular targets for drugs attempting to treat medical conditions. Overcoming this challenge, researchers discovered a small...
17-Apr-2017 12:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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