News tagged with fibroblasts
(Medical Xpress)—A new study in the US and Germany has added to our understanding of the human cytomegalovirus (HCMV) and how it manipulates the cells it infects.
Medical research Nov 23, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (5) | 1 |
Unraveling the mechanism that ovarian cancer cells use to change normal cells around them into cells that promote tumor growth has identified several new targets for treatment of this deadly disease.
Cancer Nov 21, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Scientists at Duke University Medical Center have shown the ability to turn scar tissue that forms after a heart attack into heart muscle cells using a new process that eliminates the need for stem cell transplant.
Cardiology Apr 26, 2012 | 4.9 / 5 (10) | 2 |
(Medical Xpress) -- In a new report published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a team of researchers reveal a new miniature artificial human liver that can be implanted into mice to bet ...
Medical research Jul 12, 2011 | 2.5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The most common cause of failure after glaucoma surgery is scarring at the surgical site, so researchers are actively looking for ways to minimize or prevent scar formation. Previous work had suggested that vascular endothelial ...
Ophthalmology May 17, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
The field of cell therapy, which aims to form new cells in the body in order to cure disease, has taken another important step in the development towards new treatments. A new report from researchers at Lund University in ...
Neuroscience Mar 26, 2013 | 5 / 5 (3) | 0 |
UCLA researchers, in a finding that runs counter to conventional wisdom, have discovered for the first time that a gene thought to express a protein in all cells that come under stress is instead expressed only in specific ...
Medical research Jan 29, 2013 | not rated yet | 0 |
Repression of a single protein in ordinary fibroblasts is sufficient to directly convert the cells – abundantly found in connective tissues – into functional neurons. The findings, which could have far-reaching ...
Medical research Jan 10, 2013 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Scientists have identified a molecular 'flag' in women with breast cancer who do not respond or have become resistant to the hormone drug tamoxifen.
Cancer Oct 31, 2012 | 4 / 5 (1) | 0 |
The treatment, which consists of skin cells (keratinocytes and fibroblasts) suspended in a mixture of different types of proteins associated with blood clotting, was tested on a group of 228 patients suffering from venous ...
Medical research Aug 02, 2012 | 4.8 / 5 (5) | 0 |
The body has a built-in system known as autophagy, or 'self-eating,' that controls how cells live or die. Deregulation of autophagy is linked to the development of human diseases, including neural degeneration and cancer.
Medical research Aug 01, 2012 | 5 / 5 (1) | 0 |
Stem cells from patients with a rare form of muscular dystrophy have been successfully transplanted into mice affected by the same form of dystrophy, according to a new study published today in Science Tr ...
Medical research Jun 27, 2012 | 5 / 5 (2) | 0 |
Once considered merely a passive link between proteins that matter, Grb2 - pronounced "grab2" - actually lives up to its nickname with its controlling grip on an important cell signaling pathway, scientists at The University ...
Medical research Jun 22, 2012 | 4 / 5 (2) | 0 |
The latest research developments to reprogram scar tissue resulting from myocardial infarction (MI) into viable heart muscle cells, were presented at the Frontiers in CardioVascular Biology (FCVB) 2012 meeting, held 30 March ...
Cardiology Apr 01, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
Fibroblasts, cells that play a role in the structural framework of tissues, play an apparent role in melanoma tumor growth. Fibroblasts also contribute to melanoma drug resistance and may also facilitate the "flare" response ...
Cancer Jan 05, 2012 | not rated yet | 0 |
A fibroblast is a type of cell that synthesizes the extracellular matrix and collagen, the structural framework (stroma) for animal tissues, and plays a critical role in wound healing. Fibroblasts are the most common cells of connective tissue in animals.
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