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Arteriosclerosis Found To Look Like an Autoimmune Disease

Arteriosclerosis has been found to bear great similarities to autoimmune diseases, suggesting that treatment methods for autoimmune diseases might also be effective in preventing and treating cardiovascular diseases.
Translucent cells undergoing mitosis.

Starving Cancer Cells of Amino Acid Could Aid Immune Response

According to research, starving cancer cells of arginine could make tumors more vulnerable to the body’s natural immune response.
Confocal microscopy image of Ebola virus budding off from host cells and of autophagy.

Human Cells Hamper Ebola Virus’ Exit Strategy To Protect Us

Researchers have identified a cellular pathway that keeps Ebola virus from exiting human cells, with implications for developing new antivirals.
Model of the human kidney.

Blocking an Immune-Regulating Protein Enables Damaged Kidney Cells To Regenerate

In a world first, scientists at Duke-NUS Medical School, the National Heart Centre Singapore (NHCS) and colleagues in Germany have shown that regenerative therapy to restore impaired kidney function may soon be a possibility.
A microscope image of brain cells in proximity to tau tangles and amyloid plaques during Alzheimer's disease progression.

Brain Cell Changes in Alzheimer’s Disease Mapped by Researchers

Researchers have been able to reveal how brain cells change in relation to key proteins during Alzheimer's disease progression, using a new mapping technique.
An image of a rat brain, where human-derived brain organoids have been transplanted.

Transplanted Human Brain Cells Respond to Visual Stimuli in Rat Brains

A new study by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania has found that human-derived brain organoids can integrate into the visual cortex of rat brains. After three months, the organoids demonstrate electrical responses to visual stimuli. The research is published in Cell Stem Cell.
3D render of red blood cells.

Could We Slow Aging by Rejuvenating Old Blood Stem Cells?

New research has suggested that rejuvenating an older person’s blood stem cells may now be within reach.
A purple rendering of a cell floats against a blue background.

Cancer Trigger May Resemble Gene Switch in Early Embryos

The molecular switch responsible for "turning on" genes in early embryos has been identified in new research, and many of the trigger suspects are cancer-associated genes.
A person's ear, wearing a hearing aid.

Cochlear Organoids Could Provide Solution to Hearing Loss

Organoids that mimic the physiology and function of the cochlea have been developed, opening doors to a better understanding of – and potential treatments for – hearing loss.
Graphical representation of the human small and large intestines.

High-Resolution Cellular Map of Crohn’s Disease Created

The atlas is the largest study of single cells from Crohn’s patients to date, and contains the gene expression profiles of more than 700,000 cells from 71 healthy individuals and patients in varying states of inflammation.