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Taming Random Gene Changes As Our Bodies Start to Form

Scientists exploring how to tame random gene fluctuations as the embryos that become our bodies start to form have identified a control switch in the vertebrate segmentation clock of developing zebrafish. The researchers report in Cell Reports their...
10-May-2018 8:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Tissue Engineered Human Pancreas Cells Successfully Treat Diabetic Mice

Researchers tissue-engineered human pancreatic islets in a laboratory that develop a circulatory system, secrete hormones like insulin and successfully treat sudden-onset type 1 diabetes in transplanted mice. In a study published by Cell Reports,...
2-May-2018 11:30 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Liver Fix Thyself

By studying a rare liver disease called Alagille syndrome, scientists discovered the mechanism behind a form of tissue regeneration that may someday reduce the need for organ transplants. Researchers report in Nature that when disease or injury...
30-Apr-2018 11:50 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Scientists Map Key Brain-to-Spinal Cord Nerve Connections for Voluntary Movement

Researchers mapped critical brain-to-spinal cord nerve connections that drive voluntary movement in forelimbs, a development that scientists say allows them to start looking for specific repair strategies. The study is an important step toward one...
25-Apr-2018 1:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Study Reports Possible Novel Method for Stopping Untreatable Pediatric Brain Cancer

Researchers used an experimental molecular therapy in preclinical laboratory tests to effectively treat several types of deadly pediatric brain cancer and now propose advancing the treatment to clinical testing in children. Scientists report in the...
17-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

‘Mono’ Virus Linked to Seven Serious Diseases

A study by scientists at Cincinnati Children’s reports that the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV)—best known for causing mononucleosis—also increases the risks for some people of developing seven other major diseases. Published in Nature Genetics,...
12-Apr-2018 12:00 PM EDT Add to Favorites


Blocking Matrix-Forming Protein Might Prevent Heart Failure

Scientists used an experimental targeted molecular therapy to block a matrix-forming protein in heart cells damaged by heart attack, reducing levels of scarred muscle tissue and saving mouse models from heart failure. Researchers at the Cincinnati...
13-Apr-2018 10:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites


Study Identifies New Molecular Target for Treating Deadly Lung Disease IPF

Scientists searching for a therapy to stop the deadly and mostly untreatable lung disease, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), found a new molecular target that slows or stops the illness in preclinical laboratory tests. Researchers at Cincinnati...
9-Apr-2018 1:30 PM EDT Add to Favorites

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