Medical research

Uncovering secrets of bone marrow cells and how they differentiate

Bone marrow contains biological factories, which pump out billions of new blood cells daily. The non-blood cells that maintain this production also have the potential to produce bone, fat and cartilage. This output all starts ...

Neuroscience

The mechanism behind the pluripotency-differentiation transition

Induced pluripotent stem cells can turn into any type of cell in the body or remain in their original form. In the current edition of Molecular Cell, scientists from the Helmholtz Zentrum München describe how cells decide ...

Medical research

Process makes stem-cell-derived heart cells light up

A faster, more cost-efficient, and more accurate method of examining the effectiveness of human pluripotent stem-cell-derived cardiac muscle cells has been discovered, according to researchers from Penn State.

Inflammatory disorders

Cellular changes lead to chronic allergic inflammation in the sinus

Chronic rhinosinusitis is distinct from your average case of seasonal allergies. It causes the sinuses to become inflamed and swollen for months to years at a time, leading to difficulty breathing and other symptoms that ...

Medical research

Space-like gravity weakens biochemical signals in muscle formation

Astronauts go through many physiological changes during their time in spaceflight, including lower muscle mass and slower muscle development. Similar symptoms can occur in the muscles of people on Earth's surface, too. In ...

Oncology & Cancer

Cancer stem cells—allies of the tumor, enemies of the patient

The scientists of the UEx Molecular Biology of Cancer Research Group seek to uncover the physiological mechanisms of cancer stem cells, which are responsible for the progression of the tumour. Thus, they are working on identifying ...

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