Medical research

Brain-like organoids grown in a dish provide window into autism

Whatever you do, don't call them "mini-brains," say University of Utah Health scientists. Regardless, the seed-sized organoids—which are grown in the lab from human cells—provide insights into the brain and uncover differences ...

Neuroscience

Team discovers second stem cell type in mouse brain

In the brain of adult mammals, neural stem cells ensure that new nerve cells (neurons), are constantly formed. This process, known as adult neurogenesis, helps mice maintain their sense of smell. A research team led by Dr. ...

Neuroscience

Brain organoids replicate key events in human brain development

Organoids are carefully grown collections of cells in a dish, designed to mimic organ structures and composition better than conventional cell cultures and give researchers a unique view into how organs such as the brain ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cell therapy could improve bone marrow transplant safety

UCLA researchers report a step forward in the development of an "off-the-shelf" cell therapy that could reduce the severity of graft-versus-host disease in people receiving donor bone marrow transplants for the treatment ...

Cardiology

Treating, preventing heart attacks with human tissue models

A heart attack, or myocardial infarction, is one of the leading causes of mortality worldwide, resulting in 18 million deaths per year. These numbers are expected to increase in coming years because of cardiovascular complications ...

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