Medical research

Cell division induces tissue ordering

Nature's ingenious systems: A layer of cells called endothelial cells lines the interior of blood vessels. When blood flows through the vessels, such cells only divide to replace dead cells. However, if there ...

Dec 08, 2014
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Scientists closing in on an new type of vaccine

When we acquire diarrhea on a vacation, it is often caused by a bacterial infection. Now a Danish research team is working on a new type of vaccine design targeting the disease causing bacterium - if it works it may very ...

Dec 11, 2014
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Stem cells faulty in Duchenne muscular dystrophy

Like human patients, mice with a form of Duchenne muscular dystrophy undergo progressive muscle degeneration and accumulate connective tissue as they age. Now, researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have ...

Dec 17, 2014
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Ciliopathies lie behind many human diseases

In recent years, cilia, microscopic, tentacle-like extensions from biological cells, have risen from relative obscurity and are now considered important to the understanding of many human afflictions. In a December BioScience articl ...

Dec 01, 2014
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