Improving biomaterials design for bone regeneration

Improving biomaterials design for bone regeneration
In a new study, researchers are investigating the types of material used in bone reconstruction to see which one works best.

Researchers explore promising treatment for MRSA ‘superbug’

Researchers explore promising treatment for MRSA 'superbug'
A new study has found the antimicrobial properties of certain stem cell proteins could offer a potential treatment to reduce infection in skin wounds.

Brain molecule helps ‘wake up’ cells that could help tackle MS and similar diseases

Brain molecule helps 'wake up' cells that could help tackle MS and similar diseases
An immunological molecule called fractalkine can boost the production of brain cells that produce myelin, a key factor in diseases such as multiple sclerosis, according to recent research.

Fountain of youth for aging stem cells in bone marrow

Fountain of youth for aging stem cells in bone marrow
Epigenetic changes in old age increase risk of osteoporosis and bone fractures.

Study shows protein that reverses aging of skeletal muscle

Study shows protein that reverses aging of skeletal muscle
A research team has shown that a protein named for the mythical land of youth in Irish folklore is effective at reversing aging in skeletal muscle cells.

Scientists make sperm from mouse pluripotent stem cells that lead to healthy, fertile offspring

Scientists make sperm from mouse pluripotent stem cells that lead to healthy, fertile offspring
For species that rely on sexual reproduction, including mice and men, offspring can only happen if sperm from the male fertilize eggs from the female. Even artificial fertilization techniques depend on donors for both of these cells. However, a new study shows that mouse pluripotent stem cells can differentiate into functional sperm. These sperm were successfully used to produce healthy, fertile offspring...

Minor cell population plays major role in triggering a silent subset of inherited MDS cases

Minor cell population plays major role in triggering a silent subset of inherited MDS cases
Cancer research experts report on discovering a rare population of cells that help create a polluted bone marrow environment that in turn allows other mutated cells to trigger MDS.

Stem-like T cells could aid immunotherapy in cancer treatment

Stem-like T cells could aid immunotherapy in cancer treatment
Researchers show stem-like T cells within certain lymph nodes could be natural cancer fighters.

New brain model provides patient-specific Alzheimer’s insights, predictions of cognitive decline

New brain model provides patient-specific Alzheimer’s insights, predictions of cognitive decline
A study has established a new resource for exploring and understanding Alzheimer’s disease (AD) on an individualized level.

Fighting brain cancer at its root

Fighting brain cancer at its root
Researchers identify proteins that drive cancer stem cells. Targeting and suppressing a particular protein called galectin1 could provide a more effective treatment for glioblastoma, in combination with radiation therapy.