For decades scientists around the world have attempted to regenerate primary liver cells known as hepatocytes because of their numerous biomedical applications, including hepatitis research, drug metabolism and toxicity studies, ...
Medical research Feb 25, 2013 | 5 / 5 (5) | 0 |
In research that could one day improve the success of stem cell transplants and chemotherapy, scientists have found that distinct niches exist in bone marrow to nurture different types of blood stem cells.
Medical research Feb 24, 2013 | 3 / 5 (1) | 0 |
ICREA professor Raúl Méndez publishes a study in Nature describing how the CPBE1 protein "takes the brakes off" the production of proteins associated with the cell switch from being healthy to tumorous. ...
Cancer Feb 24, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0
(Medical Xpress)—Despite years of research, the genetic factors behind many human diseases and characteristics remain unknown. The inability to find the complete genetic causes of family traits such as ...
Genetics Feb 22, 2013 | 4.8 / 5 (6) | 1 |
Secrets of human speech uncovered: Study shows brain exerts symphony-like control of vocal tract during act of speaking
A team of researchers at UC San Francisco has uncovered the neurological basis of speech motor control, the complex coordinated activity of tiny brain regions that controls our lips, jaw, tongue and larynx as we speak.
Neuroscience Feb 20, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Stem cells of the aging bone marrow recycle their own molecules to survive and keep replenishing the blood and immune systems as the body ages, researchers at UC San Francisco (UCSF) have discovered.
Medical research Feb 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Researchers detect characteristic constructional features in a family of sensors that process signals in the human body and control physiological processes.
Medical research Feb 14, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers have discovered how the tongue detects high concentrations of salt, the first step in a salt-avoiding behavior common to most mammals. The findings could serve as a springboard for the development of taste modulators ...
Health Feb 13, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 1 |
We take it for granted that our chromosomes won't stick together, yet this kind of cellular disaster would happen constantly were it not for a protein called TRF2. Now, scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) ...
Medical research Feb 06, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Researchers at the University of Minnesota have uncovered a human enzyme responsible for causing DNA mutations found in the majority of breast cancers. The discovery of this enzyme – called APOBEC3B – may change the way ...
Cancer Feb 06, 2013 | 4.5 / 5 (2) | 1 |
One of the most enduring myths that has slipped into public consciousness has been debunked by a sports science professor at the University of Abertay Dundee.
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(Medical Xpress)—A multi-disciplined team of researchers from the United States and The Netherlands has found that introducing a certain type of peptide into mice cells induces autophagy, which in turn helps in fighting ...
Medical research Jan 31, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
Sorting out stroking sensations: Biologists find individual neurons in the skin that react to massage
The skin is a human being's largest sensory organ, helping to distinguish between a pleasant contact, like a caress, and a negative sensation, like a pinch or a burn. Previous studies have shown that these ...
Neuroscience Jan 30, 2013 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Researchers use skin cells from patients with an inherited heart condition to recreate the adult-onset disease in a laboratory dish—producing the first maturation-based disease model for testing new therapies.
Medical research Jan 27, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Controversial research into the H5N1 virus, more commonly known as bird flu, is set to recommence, after it was delayed in 2011 following a request from the US government.
Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes Jan 24, 2013 | not rated yet | 0