Medical research

Promising opportunities for treating skin fibrosis

Collagen, the main component of the skin's extracellular matrix, can cause a pathological condition if it is in excess. Applying an electric field to the skin affects collagen pathways, temporarily reducing collagen production ...

Inflammatory disorders

Analyzing kidney stones using geology and cancer screening techniques

Up to 15% of people will experience kidney stones, and for 50% of those that do, they will recur. It is therefore important to understand as much as possible about how kidney stones form to improve both prevention and treatment. ...

Oncology & Cancer

First 3D-bioprinting of entire active tumor

Researchers at Tel Aviv University have printed an entire active and viable glioblastoma tumor using a 3D printer. The 3D-bioprinted tumor includes a complex system of blood vessel-like tubes through which blood cells and ...

Medications

Cytotoxic drugs can increase cancer cell resistance

Cancer cells sometimes develop resistance to the cytotoxic drugs used in chemotherapy. Figuring out why the treatment isn't working and why it may even defeat its own purpose is therefore important to understand.

Sports medicine & Kinesiology

Multiple immune reactions when transplanting cartilage into monkeys

Immune rejection is one of the biggest obstacles to cell therapy. To solve this problem, researchers have been investigating iPS cells that have been gene edited so that they can evade the immune system. While this concept ...

Immunology

Connective tissue protein fights bacterial infection

A connective tissue protein known to support the framework of organs also encourages immune responses that fight bacterial infections, while restraining responses that can be deadly in the condition called sepsis, a new study ...

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