Medical research

Brain, muscle cells found lurking in kidney organoids grown in lab

Scientists hoping to develop better treatments for kidney disease have turned their attention to growing clusters of kidney cells in the lab. One day, so-called organoids—grown from human stem cells—may help repair damaged ...

Immunology

Unmasking rogue cells in the immune system

The immune system is a formidable defense against microbial intruders, identifying and eliminating threats through an extremely intricate and adaptable network of specialized cells. However, a system of such deep complexity ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer cells coordinate to form roving clusters

Two-way communication between cancer cells appears to be key to their becoming motile, clustering and spreading through metastasis, according to Rice University scientists.

Immunology

A trigger that likely unleashes autoimmune disease

Australian researchers believe they have discovered a group of cells that trigger autoimmune disease, as well as the molecular 'trigger guard' that normally holds them in check.

Medical research

Genetic switch controls body's tissue repair system

It is a sad fact that old age brings diseases. Many may not be life-threatening, but they make life less fun. One such condition is sarcopenia, which causes the loss of muscle mass and strength, and it is the reason why some ...

Oncology & Cancer

Wip1 could be new target for cancer treatment

Researchers have uncovered mutations in the phosphatase Wip1 that enable cancer cells to foil the tumor suppressor p53, according to a study in The Journal of Cell Biology. The results could provide a new target for the treatment ...

Oncology & Cancer

Researchers connect new genetic signature to leukemia

(Medical Xpress)—University of Rochester Medical Center scientists believe they are the first to identify genes that underlie the growth of primitive leukemia stem cell, and then to use the new genetic signature to identify ...

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