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Tags results for 'cells'

Endothelial Cells Can Repair and Regenerate Organs, Researchers Find

Posted in Medicine on 14th Oct, 2013 03:13 AM
by AlexMuller
Human organs may someday be healed with an injection of engineered endothelial cells that make up the structure of blood vessels.

Why are apes more genetically diverse than we are?

Posted in Science on 28th Oct, 2013 10:46 PM
by AlexMuller
New research points the finger at molecular parasites called transposons.

Space’s Microgravity Accelerates Biological Aging of Some Cells

Posted in Science on 3rd Nov, 2013 04:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists Say microgravity accelerates cardiovascular disease and the biological aging of endothelial cells, the cells that line the interior surface of blood vessels.

Study with totally blind people shows how light helps activate the brain

Posted in Science on 3rd Nov, 2013 04:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Light stimulates brain activity during a cognitive task even in some people who are totally blind.

How nanotechnology can advance regenerative medicine

Posted in Science on 6th Nov, 2013 02:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Nanotechnology may provide new strategies for regenerative medicine, including better tools to improve or restore damaged tissues.

Findings may lead to new tissue cryopreservation methods for grafts and organ transplantations

Posted in Medicine on 7th Nov, 2013 01:52 AM
by AlexMuller
New information could ultimately lead to approaches for preventing tissue injury during cryopreservation.

A Bio Patch that Can Regrow Bone

Posted in Medicine on 11th Nov, 2013 01:22 AM
by AlexMuller
A bio patch to regenerate missing or damaged bone by putting DNA into a nano sized particle that delivers bone producing instructions directly into cells.

Depression 'makes us biologically older'

Posted in Science on 13th Nov, 2013 12:57 AM
by AlexMuller
Depression can make us physically older by speeding up the ageing process in our cells, according to a study.

Aging cells share features with cancer

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2013 03:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Chemical modifications of DNA look similar in aging and cancerous cells.

First use of retrograde gene therapy on a human heart

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Dec, 2013 10:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Procedure delivers stem cells to the heart to repair damaged muscle and arteries.

Scientists convert human stem cells into functional lung cells

Posted in Medicine on 8th Dec, 2013 12:53 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have transformed human stem cells into functional lung cells, paving the way for ultimately creating bioengineered lungs using the patient's own cells.

A Pen That 3D Prints Bone Right Onto Patients

Posted in Medicine on 13th Dec, 2013 01:50 AM
by AlexMuller
The device could eventually let surgeons apply stem cells more directly.

Researchers grow human kidney using stem cells

Posted in Science on 18th Dec, 2013 02:48 AM
by AlexMuller
Only 25% of those on the wait list for a donor kidney will ever receive the lifesaving call.

Scientists 'print' new eye cells

Posted in Medicine on 19th Dec, 2013 01:09 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists say they have been able to successfully print new eye cells that could be used to treat sight loss.

Progress in Efforts to Develop Lab Grown Lungs: Functional Cells

Posted in Medicine on 29th Dec, 2013 01:37 AM
by AlexMuller
Since the development of induced pluripotent stem cells, scientists have managed to use the stem cells like seeds to grow a range of tissues and rudimentary organs.

'Sticky balls' may stop cancer spreading

Posted in Medicine on 8th Jan, 2014 02:36 AM
by AlexMuller
Cancer-killing "sticky balls" can destroy tumour cells in the blood and may prevent cancers spreading, early research suggests.

Heart attack 'leaves cellular trace'

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jan, 2014 05:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Patients who have a heart attack have unique cells floating in their blood, say US researchers.

Leukemia treatment given shot in the arm by artificial bone marrow development

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jan, 2014 01:05 AM
by AlexMuller
A breakthrough in the development of artificial bone marrow which expands the ability to reproduce stem cells in the lab.

Injected microparticles shown to greatly reduce heart attack damage

Posted in Medicine on 19th Jan, 2014 12:28 AM
by AlexMuller
An injection of polymer nanoparticles could save the lives of heart attack victims.

Stem cells could offer alternative treatment for patients with resistant tuberculosis

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jan, 2014 11:48 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of researchers has turned to stem cells in a quest to find an a more effective treatment for patients with resistant tuberculosis.

Stem cell knee injection shown to regenerate meniscus, reduce pain

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jan, 2014 11:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Results of a study supported the use of human mesenchymal stem cell for meniscal regeneration and the control of knee pain.

Cancer Cells Tamed By Trip To Outer Space

Posted in Medicine on 1st Feb, 2014 01:26 AM
by AlexMuller
Low-gravity experiments may point the way toward more effective treatments on Earth.

Chemical imaging brings cancer tissue analysis into the digital age

Posted in Medicine on 1st Feb, 2014 01:23 AM
by AlexMuller
Eliminates delay of weeks for interpretation by histology specialists.

Cells from eyes of dead 'may give sight to blind'

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Feb, 2014 01:54 AM
by AlexMuller
Cells taken from the donated eyes of dead people may be able to give sight to the blind, researchers suggest.

New treatment for baldness: growing hair with stem cells

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Feb, 2014 03:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have learned how to convert adult stem cells into hair follicle-generating cells called epithelial stem cells, which may lead to a better treatment for hair loss.

Growing brains in the lab

Posted in Medicine on 9th Feb, 2014 01:29 AM
by AlexMuller
Human embryonic stem cells can be induced to spontaneously form developing brain tissue.

Scientists Get Closer to Rejuvenating Aging Muscles

Posted in Medicine on 19th Feb, 2014 02:58 AM
by AlexMuller
As millions of aging Baby Boomers know, muscle tone and strength declines with advancing age, regardless of gym workouts.

Can stem cells heal broken hearts?

Posted in Medicine on 21st Feb, 2014 01:56 AM
by AlexMuller
The biggest ever stem cell trial involving heart attack patients has got under way in London. The study should show if treatment can cut death rates and repair damaged tissue.

Genetically modified T cells induced complete remissions in advanced leukemia patients

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Mar, 2014 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
88 percent achieved complete remissions after being treated with genetically modified versions of their own immune cells.

How to generate new neurons in brains, spinal cords of living adult mammals

Posted in Medicine on 4th Mar, 2014 11:30 PM
by AlexMuller
Medical researchers have created new nerve cells in the brains and spinal cords of living mammals.

Healthspan and Lifespan Extension can Finally Make it's Long Overdue Peace With the Media

Posted in Reviews on 6th Mar, 2014 03:09 AM
by AlexMuller
The more I read about him the more I am convinced: Craig Venter is an absolute beast of a scientist and a genius public relations mediator.

3D Printing of tissue with blood vessels: key breakthrough that will lead to creating full size artificial organs

Posted in Medicine on 8th Mar, 2014 01:32 AM
by AlexMuller
Harvard researchers say they have created tissue interlaced with blood vessels.

3D Printed Human Heart By 2023, Says Top Scientist

Posted in Hardware on 12th Mar, 2014 12:16 AM
by AlexMuller
A scientist named Stuart K. Williams is leading a team responsible for an extremely ambitious project; to print the human heart.

Microbes and Metabolites Fuel an Ambitious Aging Project

Posted in Medicine on 15th Mar, 2014 01:45 AM
by AlexMuller
Craig Venter’s new company wants to improve human longevity by creating the world’s largest, most comprehensive database of genetic and physiological information.

MIT researchers have discovered proteins involved in cancer metastasis

Posted in Science on 18th Mar, 2014 11:39 PM
by AlexMuller
About 90 percent of cancer deaths are caused by tumors that have spread from their original locations.

New drug makes brain cancer cells explode

Posted in Medicine on 20th Mar, 2014 11:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have managed to identify a compound that can literally blow up tumor cells belonging to the most aggressive form of brain cancer; glioblastoma multiforme.

Path to Growing Organs from Stem Cells by Proving Control of Embryonic Development in Fish

Posted in Science on 8th Apr, 2014 12:52 AM
by AlexMuller
A step toward being able to grow organs and tissues from stem cells.

3D printing a human heart using a patients own cells:

Posted in Medicine on 11th Apr, 2014 02:10 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists could soon build replacement organs using a patient’s own cells.

Artificial blood 'will be manufactured in factories'

Posted in Medicine on 15th Apr, 2014 02:11 AM
by AlexMuller
Wellcome Trust-funded stem cell research has produced red blood cells fit for transfusion into humans, paving the way for the mass production of blood

Stem-Cell Treatment for Blindness Moving Through Patient Testing

Posted in Medicine on 21st Apr, 2014 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Advanced Cell Technology is testing a stem-cell treatment for blindness that could preserve vision and potentially reverse vision loss.

Less myelin found in neocortex: the future of the brain?

Posted in Medicine on 25th Apr, 2014 03:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Less myelin in higher regions of the cerebral cortext may allow emergence of highly complex neuronal behaviors.

Human skin grown in lab 'can replace animal testing'

Posted in Science on 27th Apr, 2014 04:22 AM
by AlexMuller
Skin grown in the laboratory can replace animals in drug and cosmetics testing, UK scientists say.

Stem Cells from a Diabetes Patient Could Lead to New Treatments

Posted in Medicine on 28th Apr, 2014 10:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers hope stem cells could one day treat chronic conditions like diabetes and Parkinson’s disease.

A new 'off' switch for neurons

Posted in Science on 29th Apr, 2014 09:12 PM
by AlexMuller
"This will greatly enhance work in large-brained organisms like rats and primates."

3D printing organs, complete with blood vessels, takes a big step forward

Posted in Medicine on 7th May, 2014 10:03 PM
by AlexMuller
Major unresolved challenges can be lost among reports of exciting breakthroughs in the field known as regenerative medicine.

First stem cell trial for stroke shows lasting benefits

Posted in Science on 9th May, 2014 11:01 PM
by AlexMuller
People who received the world's first stem cell treatment for strokes have shown measurable reductions in disability and handicap a year after the injection into their damaged brains.

3D printing making progress on building tissue with blood vessels to enable large printed organs

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jun, 2014 12:22 AM
by AlexMuller
A strategy for vascularization of hydrogel constructs that combine advances in 3D printing technology and biomaterials.

Scientists Selectively Erase And Restore Memories

Posted in Medicine on 7th Jun, 2014 02:38 AM
by AlexMuller
In a groundbreaking study, researchers erased and then reactivated memories by stimulating neurons in the brains of genetically engineered rats with a series of light pulses.

Fasting may help the immune system rebuild itself

Posted in Science on 9th Jun, 2014 05:54 PM
by AlexMuller
In a new study, fasting could actually be good for you, at least if you suffer from problems with your immune system.

Researchers create miniature human retina in a dish

Posted in Science on 12th Jun, 2014 12:59 AM
by AlexMuller
Johns Hopkins researchers have created a miniature human retina in a dish that can sense light.

Mini lab grown human hearts could hold cure for heart disease

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jun, 2014 11:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Tiny hearts that are only one millimeter in diameter could hold the key to curing heart disease.

Bio-printing transplantable tissues and organs is now a step closer

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Jul, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists from the Universities of Sydney, Harvard, Stanford, and MIT have bio-printed artificial vascular networks mimicking the body’s circulatory system.

New way to regrow human corneas using adult derived stem cells

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jul, 2014 06:37 PM
by AlexMuller
Findings by Harvard-affiliated researchers could overcome major cause of blindness.

Researchers regrow human corneas in mice

Posted in Science on 8th Jul, 2014 01:44 AM
by AlexMuller
A team of Boston medical researchers has identified a way to trigger regrowth of human corneal tissue using stem cells.

'Biological pacemaker' tested in the lab

Posted in Medicine on 18th Jul, 2014 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Grow-your-own pacemakers are a step closer to reality, after pioneering experiments in pigs.

Physicists reveal random nature of metastasis

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jul, 2014 04:59 AM
by AlexMuller
The spreading of a cancerous tumour from one part of the body to another may occur through pure chance instead of key genetic mutations, a new study has shown.

Human Longevity Inc will try to defeat all of the diseases of aging to make 100 the new 60

Posted in Business on 21st Jul, 2014 11:57 PM
by AlexMuller
The new company doesn’t aim to extend human life so much as to help keep people healthy as they get older.

New Era of rapid Brain Imaging allows understanding of interactions at the cellular level across the brain

Posted in Science on 24th Jul, 2014 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Detailed high resolution brain imaging has been made one hundred times faster.

Human Longevity Company hires Google Chief Data Scientist to help enable life extension

Posted in Business on 1st Aug, 2014 02:44 AM
by AlexMuller
Venter's team will sequence tens of thousands of genomes every year.

'See-through' bodies technique developed

Posted in Science on 1st Aug, 2014 03:04 AM
by AlexMuller
A way to turn an entire body transparent has been developed by scientists studying rodents.

There are Cells Inside Teeth That Can Turn Back Into Stem Cells

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Aug, 2014 12:58 AM
by AlexMuller
Inside each of our hard, calcified teeth is a small population of living stem cells that can differentiate into many types of tissue.

Stem cell stroke therapy shows promise after first human trial

Posted in Medicine on 8th Aug, 2014 09:11 PM
by AlexMuller
London researchers have revealed that stroke patients in a pilot study all showed improvements after stem cell therapy.

Lab grown neurons give scientists a real-time glimpse into how the brain works

Posted in Science on 17th Aug, 2014 02:50 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists are now growing brain tissue in petri dishes to study neurons up close and personal.

Experimental rat brain fighter pilot yields insights into how the brain works

Posted in Science on 6th Sep, 2014 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
The experiment delivers an elusive live glimpse of neurons in action; it’s difficult to observe brains on the cellular level in living animals.

First Ever Human Trial Of An Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Treatment Set To Begin

Posted in Medicine on 12th Sep, 2014 12:48 AM
by AlexMuller
The treatment will make use of a biology breakthrough that occurred just eight years ago.

A Breakthrough in the Quest to Regenerate Bones

Posted in Medicine on 8th Oct, 2014 12:43 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have successfully formed “bone-like structures” in mice using a new stem cell-based technique, which they believe could be transferred to humans.

Cure for Type 1 diabetes imminent after Harvard stem-cell breakthrough

Posted in Medicine on 11th Oct, 2014 02:28 AM
by AlexMuller
Harvard University has produced the vast quantities of insulin-producing cells needed for transplants.

Stem cell therapy allows blind to see again

Posted in Medicine on 15th Oct, 2014 09:55 PM
by AlexMuller
A major milestone in the development of the field of regenerative medicine.

Paralysed man walks again after cell transplant in medical first

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Oct, 2014 01:24 AM
by AlexMuller
A paralysed man has been able to walk again after a pioneering therapy that involved transplanting cells from his nasal cavity into his spinal cord.

Growing a blood vessel in a week

Posted in Medicine on 25th Oct, 2014 11:08 PM
by AlexMuller
Creating new tissues from stem cells has taken a giant leap forward. Three tablespoons of blood are all that is needed to grow a brand new blood vessel in just seven days.

Scientists convert human skin cells into brain cells

Posted in Medicine on 28th Oct, 2014 12:12 AM
by AlexMuller
By exposing skin cells to a particular combination of cell programming molecules, scientists managed to convert them into brain cells that behave like native cells.

Scientists grow miniature human stomachs from stem cells

Posted in Medicine on 30th Oct, 2014 10:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Miniature stomachs, gastric organoids, will help in study of ulcers and could be used in future to repair patients' stomachs.

Scientists trigger self-destruct switch in lung cancer cells

Posted in Medicine on 1st Nov, 2014 08:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Cancer Research UK scientists have found a drug combination that can trigger the self-destruct process in lung cancer cells - paving the way for new treatments.

Which New Technology Will Win the Race to Repair and Replace Our Organs?

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Nov, 2014 10:00 PM
by AlexMuller
An extraordinary competition is underway, one that could be more impactful to the human species than any other technological rivalry.

Parkinson's stem cell 'breakthrough'

Posted in Medicine on 8th Nov, 2014 12:40 AM
by AlexMuller
Stem cells can be used to heal the damage in the brain caused by Parkinson's disease, according to scientists in Sweden.

The origins of multicellular life

Posted in Science on 10th Nov, 2014 11:23 PM
by AlexMuller
The biological world around us is dominated by multicellular plants and animals. All of these intricate forms have evolved from far simpler, single celled ancestors.

Tiny 3D Printed Livers From Organovo Go On Sale

Posted in Medicine on 19th Nov, 2014 10:27 PM
by AlexMuller
The idea is that companies can use the printed tissue to test whether experimental drugs are safe for human livers.

Magnetic nanoparticles stimulate cells to regenerate bone

Posted in Medicine on 25th Nov, 2014 11:54 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers in bone tissue regeneration believe they have made a significant breakthrough for sufferers of bone trauma, disease or defects such as osteoporosis.

Wireless brain sensor could unchain neuroscience from cables

Posted in Science on 5th Dec, 2014 10:36 PM
by AlexMuller
The technology is designed to enable neuroscience research that cannot be accomplished with current sensors that tether subjects with cabled connections.

Paul Allen Gives $100 Million for New Institute for Cell Science with Major Focus on Stem Cells

Posted in Science on 15th Dec, 2014 11:13 PM
by AlexMuller
For the worlds of biology and cell biology including the stem cell field more specifically, the holidays came early with some fantastic news.

Stem cells: First therapy approved by EU

Posted in Science on 19th Dec, 2014 10:11 PM
by AlexMuller
A stem cell therapy has been approved for widespread medical use in the EU for the first time.

Gene therapy boosts mice survival from heart attacks

Posted in Medicine on 19th Dec, 2014 10:27 PM
by AlexMuller
The enzyme telomerase repairs cells damaged by aging, and has been used successfully in therapies to lengthen the life of mice. It could be used to cure aging related illnesses.

Color-coding brain cells

Posted in Science on 25th Dec, 2014 02:38 AM
by AlexMuller
Neuroscientists have developed a method called “multicolor RGB tracking” to improve our understanding of how the brain works by color-marking brain cells to be tracked over time.

Optogenetics captures synaptic transmission in live mammalian brain for the first time

Posted in Science on 27th Dec, 2014 08:51 PM
by AlexMuller
This could significantly expand our knowledge of connectivity between various types of neurons as a more realistic alternative to in vitro studies.

New approach could lead cancer cells down path of destruction

Posted in Science on 2nd Jan, 2015 08:52 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have uncovered a new method that has the potential to greatly enhance the effectiveness of existing cancer treatments.

Small Molecule Successfully Targets Telomerase to Destroy Cancer Cells

Posted in Medicine on 10th Jan, 2015 10:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Treatment with 6-thio-dG resulted in rapid cell death for the vast majority of the cancer cell lines tested.

New trick found which allows for cells to stay organized

Posted in Medicine on 17th Jan, 2015 11:33 PM
by AlexMuller
In addition to membranes, cells have another way to keep their contents and activities separate.

Telomere extension turns back some aspects of aging in cultured human cells

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jan, 2015 08:02 PM
by AlexMuller
A procedure can efficiently increase the length of human telomeres, the protective caps on chromosomes that are linked to aging.

Bioengineers Have Developed a Tool for Reprogramming Genetic Code

Posted in Science on 1st Feb, 2015 06:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a way to program DNA in such a way that genes can be turned on or off in living cells.

Guardant Health takes another $50M for 'liquid biopsy' cancer test

Posted in Science on 3rd Feb, 2015 01:58 PM
by AlexMuller
A blood test that can detect changes in the genetic structure of cancer cells over time. The test has become known as a 'liquid biopsy' because it requires no tissue excision.

Fluorescent dyes can 'light up' brain cancer cells for surgery

Posted in Medicine on 5th Feb, 2015 04:51 PM
by AlexMuller
Fluorescent dyes attracted to cancer cells differentiate brain tumors from normal brain tissue, and may help surgeons accurately localize and completely remove tumors.

A Pill That Mimics the Immune System

Posted in Science on 9th Feb, 2015 09:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Synthetic antibodies that can be orally ingested to fight cancer and autoimmune diseases may replace cumbersome intravenous therapeutics.

Microscopic gold tubes can both detect and destroy cancer cells

Posted in Science on 17th Feb, 2015 05:51 PM
by AlexMuller
There's no doubt that doctors would prefer to treat cancer as soon as they spot it, and it looks like nanotechnology might give them that chance.

Lung Cancer 'Breathalyzers' to Boost Early Detection

Posted in Hardware on 19th Feb, 2015 06:26 PM
by AlexMuller
There is a large push for earlier diagnosis of diseases, like cancer and Alzheimer’s. Often, by the time symptoms show up, the disease much more difficult to treat.

Magnetic material's unusual heating effect could fry cancer cells at the perfect temperature

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Feb, 2015 11:55 PM
by AlexMuller
The heating power occurs at the right temperature to enable it to be used as a form of hyperthermia treatment of cancer.

A potential breakthrough in using electrical pulses to treat deadly glioblastoma brain tumors

Posted in Medicine on 24th Feb, 2015 12:04 AM
by AlexMuller
Experiments are leading toward effective treatments for humans with glioblastoma, the most common and deadly malignant brain tumor.

Growing New Neurons May Help Us Adapt Better

Posted in Medicine on 25th Feb, 2015 11:52 PM
by AlexMuller
The discovery that the human brain continues to produce new neurons in adulthood challenges a major dogma in the field of neuroscience.

Breakthrough in understanding how cancer cells metastasize

Posted in Medicine on 27th Feb, 2015 11:56 PM
by AlexMuller
A protein commonly found in human cells could be an important switch that activates cancer cell metastasis, according to a new study.

Understanding the brain through growing brain organoids

Posted in Science on 1st Mar, 2015 07:52 PM
by AlexMuller
A new method for growing human brain cells could unlock the mysteries of dementia, mental illness, and other neurological disorders.

Stem Cells from Wisdom Teeth Can Be Transformed into Corneal Cells

Posted in Medicine on 5th Mar, 2015 09:37 PM
by AlexMuller
The cornea is the transparent window on the front of the eye that allows the light to enter.

Cancer-fighting nanoparticles carry medicine to tumors in the lungs

Posted in Medicine on 6th Mar, 2015 06:24 PM
by AlexMuller
A new nanoparticle is capable of carrying cancer-fighting drugs to a tumor site in the lungs before releasing them.

Shape of eye's 'light pipes' is key to colour sorting

Posted in Medicine on 7th Mar, 2015 07:58 PM
by AlexMuller
Physicists have pinned down precisely how pipe-shaped cells in our retina filter the incoming colors.

The technology inside a satellite may soon scan your skin for cancer

Posted in Medicine on 9th Mar, 2015 08:22 PM
by AlexMuller
The hardware within this satellite may, in a few years, form the core of a new medical device that doctors can use to scan human skin for disease.

Why do cells rush to heal a wound? Mysteries of wound healing unlocked

Posted in Medicine on 15th Mar, 2015 05:18 PM
by AlexMuller
Research has discovered how cells know to heal a wound, opening the door to new treatments for diabetes, heart disease and cancer.

Modified microscope allows for high-speed, high-res imaging of live neurons

Posted in Medicine on 17th Mar, 2015 11:50 AM
by AlexMuller
The device images without signs of cellular damage and has a spatial resolution up to 100 times better than a standard light microscope.

Ted 2015: Bacteria programmed to find tumours

Posted in Medicine on 18th Mar, 2015 04:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Bacteria programmed to spot tumors in the liver have been shown off at the TED (Technology, Entertainment and Design) conference in Vancouver.

Scientists discover how to change human leukemia cells into harmless immune cells

Posted in Medicine on 19th Mar, 2015 07:45 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers found a method that can force dangerous leukemia cells to mature into harmless immune cells.

Researchers may have solved origin-of-life conundrum

Posted in Science on 19th Mar, 2015 08:56 PM
by AlexMuller
The crash of meteors on early Earth likely generated hydrogen cyanide, which could have kick-started the production of molecules needed to make the first cells.

It May Be Possible To Prevent HIV Even Without a Vaccine

Posted in Medicine on 29th Mar, 2015 06:48 PM
by AlexMuller
A genetic engineering technique that efficiently transforms cells to become HIV-resistant.

A 'Google Maps' for the body

Posted in Medicine on 1st Apr, 2015 03:13 PM
by AlexMuller
Using Google algorithms its possible to zoom in and out from the scale of the whole joint down to the cellular level 'just as you would with Google Maps'.

3D-Printed Kidney Tissue Form Organovo Is Here

Posted in Hardware on 2nd Apr, 2015 03:24 PM
by AlexMuller
In Boston, the biomedical company Organovo showed off its technique for 3D printing human kidney tissue.

Biologists Map the Habits of Cancer Cells

Posted in Medicine on 10th Apr, 2015 03:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Using an approach that merges engineering and medicine, a team has compiled some of the most sophisticated data yet on the signaling networks directing highly invasive cancer cells.

Carbon nanotubes can move molecules in and out of cell membranes

Posted in Hardware on 11th Apr, 2015 10:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have been able to make membranes permeable by inserting carbon nanotubes that work like little tunnels.

In the Future, Spider Silk May Help Grow Your Replacement Heart

Posted in Science on 12th Apr, 2015 07:51 PM
by AlexMuller
One challenge has been finding a scaffold material to grow organ tissues on, something that’s non-toxic, will not impede cell growth, and will not, itself, be rejected by the body.

New Sickle Cell Gene Therapy Approaches

Posted in Science on 13th Apr, 2015 04:25 PM
by AlexMuller
As a patient prepares to become the first in history to receive his own genetically engineered stem cells for sickle cell disease, scientists are already improving the approach.

Cancer treatments would be even more effective with 3D tissue modelling

Posted in Science on 16th Apr, 2015 04:19 PM
by AlexMuller
In order to understand where to target tumors and what drugs to use on them, researchers often create simulations of these tumors in the lab.

How to get the entire immune system to attack cancer

Posted in Science on 19th Apr, 2015 05:50 PM
by AlexMuller
Stimulating both major branches of the immune system halts tumor growth more effectively.

Protein converts pancreatic cancer cells back into healthy cells

Posted in Science on 21st Apr, 2015 03:12 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists working in the area of pancreatic cancer research have uncovered a technique that sees cancerous cells transform back into normal healthy cells.

Ultra-high-res nondestructive 3D imaging of cells with ultrasound

Posted in Science on 21st Apr, 2015 03:20 PM
by AlexMuller
A team of researchers reports the first known nondestructive 3D scan of a single biological cell using a form of 'picosecond' ultrasound.

How to identify which cancer drugs work best for each patient

Posted in Hardware on 24th Apr, 2015 01:01 AM
by AlexMuller
An implantable device could allow doctors to test cancer drugs in patients before prescribing chemotherapy.

Mitochondria editing tried in mice

Posted in Science on 26th Apr, 2015 11:07 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a technique to edit out bits of mitochondrial DNA that could otherwise pass on incurable diseases, a study in mice shows.

Scientists discover a key driver of human aging:

Posted in Science on 1st May, 2015 05:36 PM
by AlexMuller
This discovery may lead to slowing or reversing the aging process.

New Type of Stem Cell Could Make It Easier to Grow Human Organs

Posted in Science on 8th May, 2015 11:06 PM
by AlexMuller
The 'region-specific' pluripotent cells are easier to grow in vitro and graft into an embryo when injected into the right spot.

A big step toward mapping the human brain

Posted in Science on 17th May, 2015 06:09 PM
by AlexMuller
The Allen Institute for Brain Science, a key player in the BRAIN Initiative, has launched a database of neuronal cell types as a first step toward understanding the brain.

Hydrogels boost ability of stem cells to restore eyesight and heal brains

Posted in Science on 17th May, 2015 06:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Stem cell-derived photoreceptor cells were injected into the retina, leading to improved eyesight.

Pfizer partnering with Ido Bachelet on DNA nanorobots

Posted in Medicine on 17th May, 2015 06:29 PM
by AlexMuller
If Bachelet's approach proves successful, and is backed by more research in the coming years, the team’s work could signal a transformation moment in cancer treatment.

Human cells from the blood turned into brain cells

Posted in Medicine on 22nd May, 2015 11:18 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have discovered how to turn human blood cells into brain cells, opening the doors to better understanding disease in the body.

Telomere extension turns back aging clock in cultured human cells

Posted in Medicine on 25th May, 2015 05:56 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers delivered a modified RNA that encodes a telomere extending protein to human cells. Cell proliferation was dramatically increased, yielding large numbers.

Scientists turn blood into nerve cells in pursuit of better pain relief

Posted in Science on 26th May, 2015 04:04 PM
by AlexMuller
A new study details a technique that turns blood cells into different nerve cells, promising to improve our understanding of why things itch or burn.

Sleeping cancer cells can 'wake up' decades later

Posted in Medicine on 28th May, 2015 06:09 PM
by AlexMuller
Blood cancer cells can avoid being killed by lying dormant, sometimes for decades.

Scientists recover 'lost' memories using brain stimulation by blue light

Posted in Medicine on 31st May, 2015 10:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Amnesia is a fixable result of retrieval impairment, not damage.

Tiny particles mimic the body's pancreas cells to combat type 1 diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 10th Jun, 2015 07:43 PM
by AlexMuller
Using tiny particles to mimic the form and function of the pancreatic cells is showing promise in halting the onset of diabetes.

A 3D human 'organoid' brain in a dish

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jun, 2015 12:08 AM
by AlexMuller
Growing a miniature brain from cell scrapings could help diagnose brain disorders in the future.

Nanoparticles target and kill cancer stem cells that drive tumor growth

Posted in Medicine on 16th Jun, 2015 12:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Many cancer patients survive treatment only to have a recurrence. Recurrences are likely due to cancer stem cells that can be tough to kill with conventional drugs.

Stem cell use during lung transplantation may expand donor pool

Posted in Medicine on 24th Jun, 2015 12:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Pairing a donated organ with a potential recipient is a critical task requiring a near-perfect match.

NHS to give volunteers 'synthetic blood' made in laboratory within 2 years

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jun, 2015 02:00 AM
by AlexMuller
A long-awaited clinical trial of artificial red blood cells will occur before 2017, NHS scientists said. The blood is made from stem cells.

Pancreatic cancer blood test breakthrough

Posted in Science on 28th Jun, 2015 12:03 AM
by AlexMuller
Scientists believe they are close to a blood test for pancreatic cancer; one of the hardest tumours to detect and treat.

Some updates in the quest for a cure for aging

Posted in Business on 30th Jun, 2015 01:02 AM
by AlexMuller
Google isn't the only company putting millions of dollars into ending the effects of aging.

Enriched blood cells preserve cognition in mice with features of Alzheimer's disease

Posted in Medicine on 8th Jul, 2015 09:45 PM
by AlexMuller
The study showed measurable benefits in mice, a step toward further testing of these powerful strategies in humans.

Cell structure discovery advances understanding of cancer development

Posted in Medicine on 11th Jul, 2015 11:18 PM
by AlexMuller
A structure called 'the mesh' has been identified which helps to hold together cells. This discovery changes understanding of the cell's scaffolding.

Ultrasound cuts healing time of chronic wounds by 30 percent

Posted in Medicine on 14th Jul, 2015 12:25 AM
by AlexMuller
Applying the vibrations of an ultrasound served to stimulate a certain pathway that substitutes for the regular fibroblast migration route and recruits the cells to the wound bed.

Researchers create model of early human heart development from stem cells

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jul, 2015 10:48 PM
by AlexMuller
Growing beating cardiac tissue from stem cells to create a system that could serve as a model for early heart development.

Growing micro-brains from skin cells sheds light on Autism

Posted in Science on 16th Jul, 2015 11:00 PM
by AlexMuller
The 'brain organoids' revealed that a genetic mutation causes the brain to overproduce inhibitory neurons, which dampens how signals are transmitted within the brain.

Harnessing the survival powers of cancer cells could wipe out heart disease

Posted in Medicine on 30th Jul, 2015 11:15 PM
by AlexMuller
Genes that cancers use to proliferate could be repurposed. Researchers believe this could lead to a new treatment for people with heart disease.

3D brain map reveals connections between cells in nano-scale

Posted in Science on 1st Aug, 2015 12:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Researchers hope uprecedented images will allow study of abnormal connections in neurological disorders and a better understanding of the brain.

Scientists Turn Skin Cells into Brain Cells, Using Alzheimer's Patients

Posted in Science on 8th Aug, 2015 09:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Scientists have turned human skin cells into neurons. They hope that their technique could one day help rejuvenate failing tissues in the brains of Alzheimer's patients.

How aging damages and cripples the immune system

Posted in Medicine on 9th Aug, 2015 10:25 PM
by AlexMuller
Aging cripples the production of new immune cells, decreasing the immune system’s response to vaccines and putting the elderly at risk of infection.

A metabolic master switch underlying human obesity

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Aug, 2015 07:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have unveiled a new pathway that controls human metabolism by prompting our adipocytes, or fat cells, to store fat or burn it away.

'Tissue Velcro' Could Patch Damaged Organs

Posted in Medicine on 30th Aug, 2015 05:11 PM
by AlexMuller
In the not-too-distant future, patients with damaged hearts or livers might receive tissue patches grown in a lab.

Gene Therapy May Be Our Newest, and Most Effective, Weapon Against Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted in Science on 8th Sep, 2015 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
Despite dedicating enormous amounts of time, money and effort to finding an effective cure, almost all new drugs have failed clinical trials.

Implant 'traps' spreading cancer cells

Posted in Medicine on 9th Sep, 2015 11:48 PM
by AlexMuller
A small sponge-like implant that can mop up cancer cells as they move through the body has been developed by US researchers.

Can resveratrol really stave off Alzheimer’s disease?

Posted in Science on 12th Sep, 2015 11:19 PM
by AlexMuller
Extremely calorie-restricted diets greatly reduce age-related diseases in animals. The hope is that resveratrol activates sirtuins to get the same benefits.

Chatty cellular machines take synthetic biology to next level

Posted in Science on 15th Sep, 2015 04:26 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers are working on a new class of cellular machines that 'talk' to each other, and behave in sophisticated ways. Synthetic biology is going multicellular.

Controlling brain cells with ultrasound

Posted in Science on 16th Sep, 2015 09:16 AM
by AlexMuller
Sonogenetics may be able to selectively activate brain, heart, muscle, and other cells using ultrasonic waves, similar to optogenetics.

Starving cells of sugar could be the key to future cancer treatments

Posted in Medicine on 27th Sep, 2015 08:38 PM
by AlexMuller
Cancer cells are cells that cheat death; rather than growing old and dying, as healthy cells do, they continue to grow and divide.

Stem cell trial aims to cure blindness

Posted in Medicine on 29th Sep, 2015 09:24 PM
by AlexMuller
Surgeons in London have carried out a pioneering human embryonic stem cell operation in an ongoing trial to find a cure for blindness for many patients.

Self-assembling material that grows and changes shape could lead to artificial arteries

Posted in Medicine on 29th Sep, 2015 09:41 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have developed a way of assembling organic molecules into complex tubular tissue-like structures.

Drugs disguised as blood cells could target cancer

Posted in Science on 1st Oct, 2015 12:10 AM
by AlexMuller
It’s notoriously difficult to direct cancer drugs to only the cells you want to target; they often kill many healthy cells in the process.

Transformation of human astroglial cells into neurons for brain repair

Posted in Medicine on 19th Oct, 2015 10:39 PM
by AlexMuller
May lead to drugs that restore brain function after traumatic injuries, stroke, or diseases such as Alzheimer's.

Scientists find way to make leukemia cells kill each other

Posted in Medicine on 21st Oct, 2015 12:51 AM
by AlexMuller
The surprise finding could lead to a powerful new therapy for leukemia and possibly other cancers.

Long-term aerobic exercise can prevent age-related brain deterioration

Posted in Medicine on 1st Nov, 2015 03:34 PM
by AlexMuller
Brains of mice shows that structural deterioration associated with old age can be prevented by aerobic exercise starting in mid-life.

'Designer cells' reverse one-year-old's leukaemia

Posted in Medicine on 6th Nov, 2015 01:19 PM
by AlexMuller
'The technology is moving very fast, the ability to target very specific regions of the genome have suddenly become much more efficient'

3D-printed microchannels deliver oxygen, nutrients from artery to tissue implant

Posted in Hardware on 10th Nov, 2015 11:47 PM
by AlexMuller
Solves one of the biggest challenges in regenerative medicine: keeping implant tissues alive during growth in a lab.

First-Ever Working Vocal Cords Grown in a Lab

Posted in Science on 19th Nov, 2015 06:14 PM
by AlexMuller
The first-ever working vocal cords able to produce realistic sound have been grown from scratch in a lab, giving hope to people who have lost their voice.

Injectable, intelligent gel targets cancer at the source

Posted in Science on 21st Nov, 2015 12:21 AM
by AlexMuller
A T cell-loaded biogel that can be injected directly into the tumor for a targeted, less laborious approach to immunotherapy.

Signaling molecule helps neurons find their way in the developing brain

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Nov, 2015 11:22 PM
by AlexMuller
A molecule secreted in the spinal cord helps guide axons during a critical stage of central nervous system development in the embryo.

Alzheimer's: newly identified molecular mechanism could lead to treatment

Posted in Medicine on 27th Nov, 2015 09:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have found how brain cell connections are destroyed in early stages of the disease.

Retinal nerve cells grown in the lab which could lead to cell transplants for blind people

Posted in Medicine on 4th Dec, 2015 05:28 PM
by AlexMuller
A method to turn human stem cells into retinal ganglion cells, cells that transmit visual signals to the brain, has been discovered.

'Nanobombs' that blow up cancer cells

Posted in Medicine on 9th Dec, 2015 06:53 PM
by AlexMuller
Nanoparticles that contain a chemical used in baking bread that make cancer cells swell and burst when exposed to near-infrared laser light.

Turning Red Blood Cells into Versatile Drug Carriers

Posted in Science on 10th Dec, 2015 07:26 PM
by AlexMuller
A startup aims to treat hard-to-treat diseases with genetically modified blood cells.

New mass spectral imaging maps cell composition in 3D at over 100x resolution

Posted in Medicine on 16th Dec, 2015 10:10 PM
by AlexMuller
This may allow for analysis of new medications, identify sources of pathogens, or investigate ways to overcome antibiotic resistance.

Scientists discover how cancer cells escape blood vessels

Posted in Medicine on 17th Dec, 2015 04:18 PM
by AlexMuller
A finding that could help them develop drugs that inhibit this process and prevent cancers from metastasizing.

Company Claims To Have Developed 3D Printed Liver Tissue

Posted in Medicine on 27th Dec, 2015 07:43 PM
by AlexMuller
According to Pandorum Technologies, the company behind the technology, these 3D printed liver tissues are made of human cells and will allow for inexpensive medical research.

Cartilage growing to rebuild body parts 'within three years'

Posted in Medicine on 30th Dec, 2015 09:17 PM
by AlexMuller
Patients needing surgery to reconstruct body parts such as noses and ears could soon have treatment using cartilage which has been grown in a lab.

Researchers kill drug-resistant lung cancer with 50 times less chemo

Posted in Medicine on 20th Jan, 2016 10:15 AM
by AlexMuller
Paclitaxel just got more effective. Researchers packaged the drug in containers derived from a patient’s immune system, protecting it from being destroyed as it reaches the tumor.

Controversial Transmittable Alzheimers Theory Is Starting to Look Plausible

Posted in Medicine on 27th Jan, 2016 01:40 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers discovered that disorders such as Alzheimer’s may be transmissible through certain medical procedures.

Clearing out damaged cells in mice extends lifespan by up to 35 percent

Posted in Medicine on 4th Feb, 2016 07:20 PM
by AlexMuller
Researchers have improved the healthy lifespan of mice though the removal of senescent cells from their bodies.

Mitochondria can trigger cell aging, researchers discover

Posted in Medicine on 7th Feb, 2016 11:06 PM
by AlexMuller
Mitochondria are major triggers for aging, and eliminating them upon the induction of senescence prevents senescence in the aging mouse liver.

Ordinary skin cells turned into brain tumor predators

Posted in Medicine on 25th Feb, 2016 10:52 AM
by AlexMuller
Glioblastomas are the most common and fatal form of brain cancer, carrying a survival rate beyond two years of just 30 percent.

Major steps toward a bioengineered heart for transplantation

Posted in Medicine on 21st Mar, 2016 10:30 AM
by AlexMuller
Using a patient’s own cells may overcome problems associated with receiving a heart donated by another person.

3D 'mini-retinas' grown from mouse and human stem cells

Posted in Science on 4th Apr, 2016 12:39 PM
by AlexMuller
Stem cell technologies have the potential to develop therapies for the treatment of diseases such as age-related blindness.

Scientists develop 'game changing' stem cell repair system

Posted in Science on 5th Apr, 2016 11:24 AM
by AlexMuller
The repair system, similar to the method used by salamanders to regenerate limbs, has the potential to transform treatment approaches to regenerative medicine.

Scientists Discover How to Grow Life-Saving Blood Stem Cells

Posted in Science on 1st May, 2016 08:14 PM
by AlexMuller
A protein called Musashi-2 discovered by scientists can regulate the function and development of important blood stem cells.

Scientists turn skin cells into heart and brain cells using only drugs; no stem cells required

Posted in Medicine on 2nd May, 2016 03:36 PM
by AlexMuller
Closer to the natural regeneration that happens in animals like newts and salamanders and no medical-safety and embryo concerns.

Stem cell created blood will be scaled up by 2020 to solve blood shortages

Posted in Medicine on 23rd Jun, 2016 11:24 AM
by AlexMuller
Megakaryon has a joint research with Harvard to develop blood outside of the body. Success would eliminate the blood shortages.

'Civil war' in immune system can fight disease

Posted in Medicine on 3rd Jul, 2016 07:29 PM
by AlexMuller
The immune system can be trained to attack itself to reverse a devastating autoimmune disease.

Stem cell injections reduce scarring during bypass surgery and possibly increase survival of patients

Posted in Medicine on 26th Jul, 2016 05:03 PM
by AlexMuller
There was a 30% improvement in heart function, 40% reduction in scar size, and 70% improvement in quality of life.

Possible sequence of arrival for meaningful antiaging therapies

Posted in Medicine on 2nd Dec, 2016 04:09 PM
by AlexMuller
The full antiaging toolkit of the next few decades will consist of a range of treatments, each targeting a different type of molecular damage.

New ultrasound microscopy technique is first to image inside live cells

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Dec, 2016 12:31 PM
by AlexMuller
A technique that uses sound rather than light to see inside live cells, with potential application in stem-cell transplants and cancer diagnosis.

Synthetic stem cells offer benefits of natural stem cells without the risks

Posted in Medicine on 15th Jan, 2017 10:39 AM
by AlexMuller
Can be applied to multiple stem cell types and to repair of various organ systems.

Removal of Aging Cells Could Extend Human Life

Posted in Medicine on 13th Jun, 2017 12:49 PM
by Alex Muller
A new study, affiliated with UNIST confirms that targeting SnCs could treat age-related degenerative joint disease.

Children who sleep less may age faster at a cellular level

Posted in Science on 5th Jul, 2017 04:45 PM
by Alex Muller
Lack of sleep doesn’t just turn children into a grumpy handful, it may also accelerate their cellular ageing, a process that could have long-term health effects.

First implants derived from stem cells to 'cure' type 1 diabetes

Posted in Medicine on 8th Aug, 2017 04:02 PM
by Alex Muller
About 10 per cent of the 422 million people who have diabetes worldwide have type 1 diabetes.

Stem cell infusions improved health in frail elderly

Posted in Medicine on 24th Oct, 2017 09:25 PM
by Alex Muller
A clinical trial conducted in Miami found that elderly patients breathed easier and walked longer distances after receiving a single infusion of stem cells.

Towards the Transformation of Scar Tissue to Muscle in the Aged Heart

Posted in Medicine on 28th Oct, 2017 06:55 AM
by Alex Muller
The ability to transform one cell type directly into another has been demonstrated for many combinations of types in the laboratory.

Breakthrough Gel for growing large quantities of neural stem cells

Posted in Science on 7th Nov, 2017 09:28 AM
by Alex Muller
There is a solution to the dual challenges of growing and preserving neural stem cells in a state where they are still able to mature into many different cell types.

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