Medical research

Identifying the cellular origin of fibrosis

Researchers from Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) have identified what they believe to be the cells responsible for fibrosis, the buildup of scar tissue. Fibrotic diseases, such as chronic kidney disease and failure, lung ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

Two potential therapies for preventing myofibroblast differentiation

Multiple types of cells are needed for patients to recover from surgery or to restore life to tissues that have lost circulation. University of Georgia researchers have identified how the cells involved in the final stage ...

Cardiology

Scientists to study role-switching cells in heart failure

The National Institutes of Health has awarded more than $2 million to a team of scientists from Washington University in St. Louis and InvivoSciences, a biotechnology startup with WUSTL roots, to construct artificial tissue ...

Oncology & Cancer

Some stem cells can trigger tumors

(Medical Xpress) -- Stem cells often used in reconstructive surgery following mastectomies and other cancer-removal treatments may pose a danger: Cornell biomedical scientists have discovered that these cells, in contact ...

Other

Maine girl bouncing back after 6-organ transplant

(AP) -- A 9-year-old Maine girl is home from a Boston hospital healthy, active and with high hopes - and a new stomach, liver, spleen, small intestine, pancreas, and part of an esophagus to replace the ones that were being ...

Medical research

Bear bile chemical could help keep hearts in rhythm

A synthesised compound which is also found in bear bile could help prevent disturbances in the heart's normal rhythm, according to research published today in the journal Hepatology by a team from Imperial College London.

Oncology & Cancer

Huge pelvi-abdominal malignant inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor

A research team from Taiwan reported an unusual case of pelvic-abdominal inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) with malignant transformation in a 14-year-old boy presenting with abdominal pain and 9 kg body weight loss ...

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Myofibroblast

A Myofibroblast is a cell that is in between a fibroblast and a smooth muscle cell in differentiation.

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