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New Process to Differentiate Stem Cells into Nucleus Pulposus-Like Cells
New Process to Differentiate Stem Cells into Nucleus Pulposus-Like Cells
News   Apr 18, 2018

Researchers at Washington University have developed a new way to transform human induced pluripotent stem cells into nucleus pulposus cells, which are the chief component of intervertebral discs.

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Deficiency of Innate Immune Adaptor TRIF Linked to Neurodegeneration
Deficiency of Innate Immune Adaptor TRIF Linked to Neurodegeneration
News   Apr 18, 2018

Research has revealed that deficiency of the innate immune adaptor TRIF, which is essential for certain Toll-like receptor signaling cascades, significantly shortened survival time of ALS mice.

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Mechanism That Enables Avian Flu Viruses to Infect Humans Discovered
Mechanism That Enables Avian Flu Viruses to Infect Humans Discovered
News   Apr 18, 2018

A team of investigators has found a new mechanism that is critical to the ability of certain avian influenza A viruses to infect humans. The mechanism overcomes a defense that normally protects human cells from infection by avian influenza.

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Grafted Brain Organoids Provide Insight into Neurological Disorders
Grafted Brain Organoids Provide Insight into Neurological Disorders
News   Apr 18, 2018

Salk scientists improve the growth of three-dimensional brain models to better understand autism, dementia, schizophrenia.

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Understanding Inflammation From the Inside Out
Understanding Inflammation From the Inside Out
News   Apr 18, 2018

Researchers have developed a method that enables them to genetically modify immune cells, multiply them and visualize them in living organisms. The technique will better evaluate and study the the inflammatory process.

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How Bone Marrow Niches Keep Stem Cells Thriving
How Bone Marrow Niches Keep Stem Cells Thriving
News   Apr 18, 2018

Japanese researchers uncover cellular factor needed to maintain the environment that regulates hematopoietic stem cells.

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 Insights Into the Immune System’s Role Following Traumatic Brain Injury
Insights Into the Immune System’s Role Following Traumatic Brain Injury
News   Apr 17, 2018

In a new study, scientists watched in real-time as immune cells took on carefully timed jobs to fix the damaged lining of the brain, also known as meninges, in mice. These results may help provide clues to the discovery that the meninges in humans may heal following mild traumatic brain injury and why additional hits to the head can be so devastating.

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Horizon Enters into Partnership with Pirbright Institute to Improve Vaccine Yields
Horizon Enters into Partnership with Pirbright Institute to Improve Vaccine Yields
News   Apr 16, 2018

Extends Horizon’s biomanufacturing capabilities into vaccine manufacture. Research supported by a grant from the Canadian International Development Research Centre, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates foundation.

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Path Unlocked to use Cell's Nanoparticles as Biomarkers
Path Unlocked to use Cell's Nanoparticles as Biomarkers
News   Apr 13, 2018

Developing a method to identify individual cell messengers, called extracellular vesicles, means they can now be used to detect cancer and other disease and be engineered for regenerative medicine.

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"Superplatelets" Could Help Make Trauma More Survivable
"Superplatelets" Could Help Make Trauma More Survivable
News   Apr 13, 2018

A University of British Columbia bioengineer has developed a potential strategy for endowing platelets with extra powers so they can rise to the occasion and continue coagulation.

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