Medical research

A solid vaccine for liquid tumors

Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) is a deadly blood cancer that originates in the bone marrow and kills most of its victims within five years. Chemotherapy has been the standard AML treatment for over 40 years, and while it often ...

Medical research

Artificial muscle sheets transform stem cells into bone

Specifically programmed materials can, under specific conditions, encourage stem cells to transform into bone cells—as revealed by a German research team under the leadership of the Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre ...

Oncology & Cancer

Closer to identifying leukemic stem cells

Acute myeloid leukemia is the most common type of leukemia in adults. It is characterized by the pathological expansion of immature cells (myeloblasts) that invade the bone marrow and expand into the blood, affecting the ...

Genetics

CRISPR provides hope of sickle cell cure

Thanks to the 'cut and paste' gene editing technique CRISPR, scientists are homing in on a cure for sickle cell disease—a genetic blood disorder—while other research is looking at how to expand the potential of CRISPR-based ...

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