Medical research

May 6, 2022
'Stressed' cells offer clues to eliminating build-up of toxic proteins in dementia thumbnail

‘Stressed’ cells offer clues to eliminating build-up of toxic proteins in dementia

It’s often said that a little stress can be good for you. Now scientists have shown that the same may be true for cells, uncovering a […]
March 19, 2022
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A dimmer switch for human brain cell growth

Human neurons derived from urine allow students in the Ernst lab to model neurodevelopmental disease such as FOXG1 syndrome. This image shows a large cluster of […]
November 9, 2021
Biological studies often misinterpret sex-based data, analysis finds thumbnail

Biological studies often misinterpret sex-based data, analysis finds

Credit: CC0 Public Domain An analysis of published studies from a range of biological specialties shows that when data are reported by sex, critical statistical analyses […]
October 28, 2021
Researchers identify core genetic networks driving human embryonic stem cell behavior thumbnail

Researchers identify core genetic networks driving human embryonic stem cell behavior

Credit: CC0 Public Domain At the earliest stages of human embryonic development, a small collection of cells known as human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) orchestrates growth […]
August 17, 2021
How the COVIDome online portal can rapidly accelerate coronavirus research worldwide thumbnail

How the COVIDome online portal can rapidly accelerate coronavirus research worldwide

COVIDome Explorer Graphical Abstract. Credit: CU Anschutz Medical Campus To further accelerate COVID-19 research on a global scale, investigators from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus have […]
August 2, 2021
Key stem cell dormancy mechanism discovered thumbnail

Key stem cell dormancy mechanism discovered

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Princess Margaret Cancer Centre researchers have made new findings which provide a broader understanding of how dormant hematopoietic stem cells are activated […]
July 6, 2021
New signaling pathway could shed light on damage repair during brain injury thumbnail

New signaling pathway could shed light on damage repair during brain injury

Fruit fly neurons. Credit: Torsten Bossing, University of Plymouth Most human cells are able to repair damage by dividing at wounds. But mature nerve cells (neurons) […]
May 28, 2021
Stem cell drugs surprise researchers, could lead to better drugs in the future thumbnail

Stem cell drugs surprise researchers, could lead to better drugs in the future

Credit: CC0 Public Domain Your immune system is always busy fighting incoming threats. It consists of a system of cells, and when there is a shortage […]
March 20, 2021
Gene therapy using 'zinc fingers' may help treat Alzheimer's disease, animal study shows thumbnail

Gene therapy using ‘zinc fingers’ may help treat Alzheimer’s disease, animal study shows

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Researchers have used a genetic engineering strategy to dramatically reduce levels of tau—a key protein that accumulates and becomes tangled in the […]
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