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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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A Cellular Immune Surveillance Mechanism that Detects Cancer Early
A Cellular Immune Surveillance Mechanism that Detects Cancer Early
News   Jul 27, 2017

Fresh insights into how cells detect damage to their DNA – a hallmark of cancer – could help explain how the body keeps disease in check.

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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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A Rogue Gene is Causing Seizures in Babies. Here’s How MSU Wants to Stop it
A Rogue Gene is Causing Seizures in Babies. Here’s How MSU Wants to Stop it
News   Jul 27, 2017

The researchers are closer to understanding the source of the seizures, a gene known as GNAO1 and the transformations it can take on, and potentially stopping its devastating effects by uncovering key differences in the way it functions.

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Programming Cells with Computer-like Logic
Programming Cells with Computer-like Logic
News   Jul 27, 2017

Novel RNA nano-devices in living cells can sense and analyze multiple complex signals for future synthetic diagnostics and therapeutics.

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GWAS Reveals Genes Associated with Lean Body Mass
GWAS Reveals Genes Associated with Lean Body Mass
News   Jul 27, 2017

Findings could lead to future therapies to preserve muscle mass as we age.

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FDA Grants Full Approval to Blinatumomab for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
FDA Grants Full Approval to Blinatumomab for Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia
News   Jul 27, 2017

TheFDA has changed its accelerated approval of blinatumomab (Blincyto®) for some patients with acute lymphoblastic leukemia to a full approval and expanded the approved indications for its use.

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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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