Medical research

'Human cell atlas' maps 1 million cell types in 33 organs

An international research effort has unveiled the most extensive reference map yet of individual cells within the human body, knowledge that could revolutionize the study of health and disease.

Medical research

P53 protein plays a key role in tissue repair, study finds

New research led by the University of Bristol has found the protein p53 plays a key role in epithelial migration and tissue repair. The findings could improve our understanding of the processes used by cells to repair tissues, ...

Oncology & Cancer

In breast cancer, the best defense is a strong offense

Your immune system is constantly patrolling your body to keep you healthy. Sometimes, immune cells are also called into action to address a potential problem. Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) Associate Professor Camila ...

Oncology & Cancer

Tissue physics plays a key role in tumor growth

Cancer is a difficult disease to treat and to study, and can be caused by a range of genetic mutations. For instance, the mutated RAS gene causes a loss of structure in so-called epithelial tissue, a tissue type that lines ...

Oncology & Cancer

Engineers grow pancreatic 'organoids' that mimic the real thing

MIT engineers, in collaboration with scientists at Cancer Research UK Manchester Institute, have developed a new way to grow tiny replicas of the pancreas, using either healthy or cancerous pancreatic cells. Their new models ...

Oncology & Cancer

Better choice of contraceptives can prevent breast cancer

Hormonal contraceptives, e.g. the pill, the patch, and the vaginal ring, contain synthetic hormones that prevent pregnancy by either stopping ovulation, changing the cervical mucus to stop sperm from passing through the cervix ...

Medical research

Transforming lung cells critical for pulmonary fibrosis

The failure of lung epithelial cells to complete transition from a stem cell-like state into a fully differentiated state causes lung fibrosis, according to a Northwestern Medicine study published in Proceedings of the National ...

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