Cholesterol Drug Heals Sensory Neurons in Mice
Researchers have identified a drug that helps sensory neurons in the central nervous system heal after a spinal cord injury.
Functional Spermatid-Like Cells Generated From Primate Stem Cells
A new study published in Fertility and Sterility Science is the first to show that functional sperm cells can be made in a dish using primate embryonic stem cells.
Finding Cancer at the Nanometre Scale
Researchers have developed a novel biopsy method using lab-on-a-chip technology that they believe can detect cancer before a tumor is even formed.
Cell Fitness Used To Predict COVID-19 Outcomes
Cell fitness has been identified as a way of predicting health outcomes in COVID-19 patients, according to a University of Queensland study.
Junk DNA Plays Critical Role in Mammalian Development
Nearly half of our DNA has been written off as junk, but research over the last decade has shown that some of this genetic "dark matter" does have a function. Biologists continue to debate, however, whether these regulatory sequences of DNA are essential. A new study has explored the function of transposons, a component of junk DNA, and shows that at least one family plays a critical role in viability in mice.
Our Immune System Starts the Day Before We Do
Circadian clocks regulate most physiological processes of living beings over a rhythm of about 24 hours. Scientists have shown that the activation of the immune system is modulated according to the time of day. These results suggest that the time of day should possibly be taken into account when administering vaccines or therapeutics to increase their effectiveness.
Building Stronger Anti-Cancer Therapies With Stem Cells
A new study shows how iPS cell technology can produce some of the most potent anti-cancer immune cells for adoptive cell therapies.
A Regenerative Reset for Aging
Regenerative medicine could slow the clock on degenerative diseases that often ravage the golden years, a Mayo Clinic study finds.
Children Born With Deadly Immune Condition Still Healthy 10 Years After Gene Therapy
The effects of a therapy developed to treat children born with a rare and deadly immune system disorder appear to be long-lasting as 90% of patients who received the treatment eight to 11 years ago are still disease-free.