Stem cells collected from fat may have use in anti-aging treatments

Stem cells collected from fat may have use in anti-aging treatments
Adult stem cells collected directly from human fat are more stable than other cells — such as fibroblasts from the skin — and have the potential for use in anti-aging treatments, according to researchers.

A nanofiber matrix for healing

A nanofiber matrix for healing
A new nanofiber-on-microfiber matrix could help produce more and better quality stem cells for disease treatment and regenerative therapies.

Study describes drug that could prevent infertility in cancer patients

Study describes drug that could prevent infertility in cancer patients
A new study shows promising evidence that a medication previously used to prevent infections in cancer patients can also keep them from becoming infertile. Losing fertility is a frequent problem among cancer patients, as treatments for the disease often halt sperm production.

Drug could prevent infertility in cancer patients

Drug could prevent infertility in cancer patients
A new study shows promising evidence that a medication previously used to prevent infections in cancer patients can also keep them from becoming infertile. Losing fertility is a frequent problem among cancer patients, as treatments for the disease often halt sperm production.

A silver bullet against MRSA: Silver ion-coated medical devices could fight MRSA while creating new bone

A silver bullet against MRSA: Silver ion-coated medical devices could fight MRSA while creating new bone
The rise of MRSA infections is limiting the treatment options for physicians and surgeons. Now, an international team of researchers has used silver ion-coated scaffolds, or biomaterials that are created to hold stem cells, which slow the spread of or kill MRSA while regenerating new bone. Scientists feel that the biodegradable and biocompatible scaffolds could be the first step in the fight against...

Revolutionary approach for treating glioblastoma works with human cells

Revolutionary approach for treating glioblastoma works with human cells
Researchers describe how human stem cells, made from human skin cells, can hunt down and kill human brain cancer, a critical and monumental step toward clinical trials — and real treatment.

Researchers explore essential cell behavior with crystal sensor

Researchers explore essential cell behavior with crystal sensor
Adhesion is a crucial process throughout the cell’s lifespan, from division and differentiation to migration and death. But tracking these events is difficult — whether occurring among cells in the body or the when cells adhere to the surface of a dish in the lab. Most methods rely on expressing fluorescent dyes in the cells, but the fluorescence can be hard to calibrate and exposes cells...

How protein production gets distorted in skin cancer

How protein production gets distorted in skin cancer
Researchers have shown that a shift in translation, the process by which cells produce proteins from RNA, may promote skin cancer. The discovery could potentially aid the development of new treatments.

New stem cell technique shows promise for bone repair

New stem cell technique shows promise for bone repair
A new study has introduced a new treatment for skeletal system injuries, using stem cells from human bone marrow and a carbon material with photocatalytic properties.

New treatment recommendations for a high-risk pediatric leukemia

New treatment recommendations for a high-risk pediatric leukemia
Medical researchers have identified genetic alterations that can be used to guide treatment of pediatric acute megakaryoblastic leukemia, which has a dismal prognosis.