Biomedical technology

Leveraging outer space to advance stem cell science and medicine

The secret to producing large batches of stem cells more efficiently may lie in the near-zero gravity conditions of space. Scientists at Cedars-Sinai have found that microgravity has the potential to contribute to life-saving ...

Diabetes

Scientists map skin cells that contribute to diabetic foot ulcers

Diabetic foot ulcerations—open sores or wounds that refuse to heal—are a devastating complication affecting more than 15 percent of people with diabetes and resulting in more than 70,000 lower extremity amputations per ...

Biomedical technology

Researchers target cells for tissue engineering

U.S. Naval Research Laboratory researchers in the Chemistry Division apply their knowledge of biology in conjunction with materials to improve understanding of how cells and tissues organize and apply new methods to affect ...

Neuroscience

Microglial methylation "landscape" in human brain

In the central nervous system, microglial cells play critical roles in development, aging, brain homeostasis, and pathology. Recent studies have shown variation in the gene-expression profile and phenotype of microglia across ...