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Newswise: Cancer study may accidentally help researchers create usable blood stem cells

Cancer study may accidentally help researchers create usable blood stem cells

University of Colorado Cancer Center

University of Colorado Cancer Center study shows healthy form of the leukemia-causing gene MLL may push pluripotent stem cells (which have proven difficult to use in human patients) to become durable hematopoietic stem cells (which are usable in patients, but have until now been impossible to make).

Channels: All Journal News, Blood, Cancer, Cell Biology, Stem Cells, Grant Funded News,

Released:
16-Jan-2020 2:00 PM EST
Newswise: Zika Virus’ Key into Brain Cells ID’d, Leveraged to Block Infection and Kill Cancer Cells
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    16-Jan-2020 11:00 AM EST

Zika Virus’ Key into Brain Cells ID’d, Leveraged to Block Infection and Kill Cancer Cells

University of California San Diego Health

Two different UC San Diego research teams identified the same molecule — αvβ5 integrin — as Zika virus’ key to brain cell entry. They found ways to take advantage of the integrin to both block Zika virus from infecting cells and turn it into something good: a way to shrink brain cancer stem cells.

Channels: Cancer, Cell Biology, Children's Health, Healthcare, Infectious Diseases, OBGYN, Stem Cells, Vaccines, Zika Virus, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Cell (journal), All Journal News,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 3:35 PM EST
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Newswise: Blood Stem Cell Research

Blood Stem Cell Research

University of Delaware

A nanoparticle carrier system that could eliminate the need for bone marrow transplants, which are both expensive and difficult for patients to undergo. The University of Delaware's Emily Day, an assistant professor of biomedical engineering, is developing a platform that could treat stem cells directly without the need to remove them from the body.

Channels: AIDS and HIV, Biotech, Blood, Healthcare, Stem Cells,

Released:
15-Jan-2020 2:05 PM EST
Research Results
Newswise: Mutations in Donors’ Stem Cells May Cause Problems for Cancer Patients
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    15-Jan-2020 2:00 PM EST

Mutations in Donors’ Stem Cells May Cause Problems for Cancer Patients

Washington University in St. Louis

A new study from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis suggests that extremely rare, harmful genetic mutations present in healthy donors’ stem cells — though not causing health problems in the donors — may be passed on to cancer patients receiving stem cell transplants, potentially creating health problems for the recipients. Among the concerns are heart damage, graft-versus-host disease and possible new leukemias.

Channels: Blood, Cancer, Stem Cells, Transplantation, All Journal News,

Released:
14-Jan-2020 12:00 PM EST
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Newswise: First-Ever Genomic Study of Puberty Yields Insights into Development, Cancer, and Infertility

First-Ever Genomic Study of Puberty Yields Insights into Development, Cancer, and Infertility

Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah

In the first-ever genome-scale analysis of the puberty process in humans, researchers at Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) at the University of Utah (U of U) outline distinct and critical changes to stem cells in males during adolescence.

Channels: Cancer, Cell Biology, Children's Health, Stem Cells, Cell (journal), All Journal News,

Released:
9-Jan-2020 3:20 PM EST
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Newswise: John Theurer Cancer Center Announces Appointment of Five New Physicians

John Theurer Cancer Center Announces Appointment of Five New Physicians

Hackensack Meridian Health

Five new physicians have joined the medical staff at John Theurer Cancer Center at Hackensack University Cancer Center in New Jersey:

Channels: Cancer, Healthcare, In the Workplace, Stem Cells,

Released:
9-Jan-2020 2:45 PM EST
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LANL News: Scientists image heart RNA structure for the first time

Los Alamos National Laboratory

Scientists at Los Alamos and international partners have created the first 3-D images of a special type of RNA molecule that is critical for stem cell programming and known as the “dark matter” of the genome.

Channels: Aging, Artificial Intelligence, Cardiovascular Health, Genetics, Stem Cells, Technology, Nature (journal), All Journal News,

Released:
9-Jan-2020 1:30 PM EST
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    8-Jan-2020 1:00 PM EST

Backbone of Success

Harvard Medical School

After decades of effort, scientists use induced pluripotent stem cells to model human spine development Findings provide proof of existence of a segmentation clock in humans guiding spine formation Work sets stage for better understanding of musculoskeletal and metabolic disorders, including congenital scoliosis, muscular dystrophy and type 2 diabetes

Channels: Bone Health, Neuro, Stem Cells, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Nature (journal), All Journal News,

Released:
7-Jan-2020 5:15 PM EST
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