Medical research

Inhibiting TOR boosts regenerative potential of adult tissues

Adult stem cells replenish dying cells and regenerate damaged tissues throughout our lifetime. We lose many of those stem cells, along with their regenerative capacity, as we age. Working in flies and mice, researchers at ...

Medical research

When the nose doesn't know: Can loss of smell be repaired?

Researchers at Tufts University School of Medicine, led by Dr. James E. Schwob, are examining the behavior of adult stem cells within the context of aging and, specifically, the sense of smell. As part of the normal aging ...

Medical research

Scientists create a recipe to make human blood-brain-barrier

The blood-brain barrier is the brain's gatekeeper. A nearly impenetrable shield of cells, it keeps toxins and other agents that may be in circulating blood from gaining access to and harming the brain.

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Genotype may identify complication likelihood in sickle cell patients

Researchers have found a genotype that could help identify sickle cell disease (SCD) patients at greatest risk of common, yet severe, complications of SCD. The findings will be presented today at the American Physiological ...

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