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Mini-brains Reveal Insights into Human Brain Development
Mini-brains Reveal Insights into Human Brain Development
News   Jul 28, 2017

Yale scientists have coaxed early stage stem cells to create and fuse two types of organoids from different brain regions to show how the developing brain maintains proper balance of excitatory and inhibitory neurons.

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Retinal Cells Regenerated in Mice
Retinal Cells Regenerated in Mice
News   Jul 28, 2017

Vision researchers have now regenerated functioning retinal cells in the eyes of adult mammals

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The Role of Secretory Authophagy in Intestinal Defense
The Role of Secretory Authophagy in Intestinal Defense
News   Jul 28, 2017

Researchers from UT Southwestern have determined that secretory autophagy plays a role in intestinal defense, and suggest why mutations in this system are associated with Crohn's disease.

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Understanding the Cellular Systems that Hold Back the Spread of Cancer
Understanding the Cellular Systems that Hold Back the Spread of Cancer
News   Jul 27, 2017

Scientists have uncovered how cells are kept in the right place as the body develops, which may shed light on what causes invasive cancer cells to migrate.

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Could This Be a "Silver Bullet" for Preventing and Treating Colon Cancer?
Could This Be a "Silver Bullet" for Preventing and Treating Colon Cancer?
News   Jul 27, 2017

A team of scientists targeted the gene CtBP with a drug known as HIPP (2-hydroxy-imino phenylpyruvic acid) and were able to reduce the development of pre-cancerous polyps by half.

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CRISPR Used to Prevent Development of Angiogenesis of the Retina
CRISPR Used to Prevent Development of Angiogenesis of the Retina
News   Jul 27, 2017

Powerful new technology may lead to novel therapies to prevent vision loss, blindness in those with diseases of the retina.

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Hypothalamic Stem Cells Control Speed of Ageing
Hypothalamic Stem Cells Control Speed of Ageing
News   Jul 27, 2017

Researchers have found that stem cells in the brain’s hypothalamus govern how fast aging occurs in the body, which could lead to new strategies for warding off age-related diseases and extending lifespan.

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Human Pluripotent Stem Cells Successfully 3D Printed
Human Pluripotent Stem Cells Successfully 3D Printed
News   Jul 26, 2017

A breakthrough in the 3D-printing of human pluripotent stem cells means scientists are one step closer to being able to 3D print human organs and tissues for transplantation therapy.

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LifeArc Becomes Technology Transfer Partner to London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
LifeArc Becomes Technology Transfer Partner to London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
News   Jul 26, 2017

LifeArc, the medical research charity, has partnered with London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine to provide a range of services in technology transfers.

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The Role of Lung Cell Turnover in Influenza Pneumonia
The Role of Lung Cell Turnover in Influenza Pneumonia
News   Jul 26, 2017

Research led by University of Cincinnati scientists is investigating how influenza spreads through the lungs by focusing on how resistant or susceptible cells lining the airway are to viral infection.

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