Genetics

iPS cells show therapeutic benefits for a rare muscle dystrophy

Muscular dystrophy describes a family of congenital diseases that cause the progressive loss of muscle tissue. Severity varies across the family, but for many there is little in the way of treatment. In its newest study, ...

Medical research

Perfecting collagen production in osteogenesis imperfecta

Most people can expect to break close to two bones in their lifetime, but those with osteogenesis imperfecta—also known as brittle bone disease—can break hundreds of bones before they even hit puberty. And while healthy ...

Surgery

Skin and bones repaired by bioprinting during surgery

Fixing traumatic injuries to the skin and bones of the face and skull is difficult because of the many layers of different types of tissues involved, but now, researchers have repaired such defects in a rat model using bioprinting ...

Oncology & Cancer

Research sheds new light on pancreatic cancer metastasis

With an overall survival rate of 9% for those diagnosed, pancreatic cancer remains exceedingly difficult to treat. However, the patient's primary tumor typically isn't what leads to death—it is the cancer's ability to evade ...

Oncology & Cancer

A gearbox for tumor cell identity changes

Cancer cells can experience stress. They have to contend with attacks by the immune system or with anti-cancer therapeutics. If they attempt to colonize other tissues, they have to break away from the extracellular matrix, ...

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