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Can magnetic stem cells improve cartilage repair?

Cells equipped with superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIOs) can be directed to a specific location by an external magnetic field, which is beneficial for tissue repair. Researchers have now taken the important ...

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Turbo chip for drug development

In spite of increasing demand, the number of newly developed drugs decreased continuously in the past decades. The search for new active substances, their production, characterization, and screening for biological effectiveness ...

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A critical factor for wound healing

The p53 family of transcription factors (p63 and p73) plays critical roles in keratinocyte (skin cell) function.

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Crunching the numbers of cancer metastasis

In metastasis, cancer cells break away from the original tumor and take root in another region of the body by entering the blood stream. In order to spread, metastatic cells cross over the endothelium—a barrier of endothelial ...

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How to protect your DNA for big health benefits

(HealthDay)—You might think that stress affects you only emotionally or that a lack of sleep simply leaves you feeling cranky. But these are among the many lifestyle factors that can lead to health problems because of changes ...

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Digital twin for personalized therapies

Virtual doppelgangers could one day revolutionize medicine: Empa researchers are developing a digital twin, which should facilitate the development of personalized therapies. The goal is for these avatars to demonstrate how ...

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Alzheimer's drug trial targets by-product of gum disease

The pharmaceutical company, Cortexyme, Inc. has outlined a trial of potential Alzheimer's drug that targets toxic substances released by P. gingivalis, a bacteria linked to gum disease.

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Antimicrobial protein implicated in Parkinson's disease

An immune system protein that usually protects the body from pathogens is abnormally produced in the brain during Parkinson's disease, scientists from Sanford Burnham Prebys report. The discovery, published in Free Radical ...

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