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Large-Scale Production of Living Brain Cells Enables Entirely New Research
Large-Scale Production of Living Brain Cells Enables Entirely New Research
News   Jul 24, 2017

After performing a biopsy on the patient, the skin cells are transformed into brain cells that effectively imitate the disease and the age of the patient.

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Cow Antibodies Yield Important Clues For Developing A Broadly Effective AIDS Vaccine
Cow Antibodies Yield Important Clues For Developing A Broadly Effective AIDS Vaccine
News   Jul 21, 2017

The unexpected animal model is providing clues for important questions at a moment when new energy has infused HIV vaccine research.

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Innate Reaction of Hematopoietic Stem Cells to Severe Infections
Innate Reaction of Hematopoietic Stem Cells to Severe Infections
News   Jul 21, 2017

Researchers at the University of Zurich have shown for the first time that hematopoietic stem cells detect infectious agents themselves and begin to divide, without signals from growth factors.

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CRISPR Reveals New Targets for Promising  Cancer Drugs
CRISPR Reveals New Targets for Promising Cancer Drugs
News   Jul 20, 2017

Novel screening method identifies new drug targets that could potentially enhance the effectiveness of PD-1 checkpoint inhibitors, a promising new class of cancer immunotherapy.

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Potential Barcode Identified for a Form of Alcoholic Liver Disease
Potential Barcode Identified for a Form of Alcoholic Liver Disease
News   Jul 19, 2017

NIAAA-supported researchers have discovered that extracellular vesicles released by liver cells in a mouse model of alcoholic steatohepatitis contain a miRNA signature detectable in the blood.

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Understanding How the Intestine Regenerates
Understanding How the Intestine Regenerates
News   Jul 19, 2017

Harvard researchers find mature cells revert back to stem cells to boost tissue regeneration and repair in mouse intestines.

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Using Milk Protein to 3D-Imprint Muscle and Bone Cells
Using Milk Protein to 3D-Imprint Muscle and Bone Cells
News   Jul 19, 2017

Researchers from the University of Canterbury are replicating a 3D imprint of cells onto films made of milk protein. The films then gradually degrade, leaving the grown tissue behind.

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New Way Found to Boost Immunity in Fighting Cancer and Infections
New Way Found to Boost Immunity in Fighting Cancer and Infections
News   Jul 19, 2017

Researchers have identified a key new mechanism that regulates the ability of T-cells of the immune system to react against foreign antigens and cancer.

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Piglets Might Unlock Keys to IVF in Humans
Piglets Might Unlock Keys to IVF in Humans
News   Jul 19, 2017

During an attempt to improve how they grow stem cells, researchers discovered a method that uses a special liquid medium and improves the success of IVF in pigs.

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Synthetic Material to Support Stem Cells Developed
Synthetic Material to Support Stem Cells Developed
News   Jul 18, 2017

New substrates have been developed which can be used to raise stem cells for a wide variety of uses.

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