Cancer researchers discover how immune cells avoid killing themselves

Posted in Highlights from UCL, Medicine, Science on 2nd Dec, 2019
by Alex Muller

Researchers at Australia’s Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre and the University College London (UCL) have now found that they create a tough shield around themselves, and this discovery could lead to new cancer therapies.

New discovery could put the brakes on metastatic cancer

Posted in Medicine on 22nd Jun, 2018
by Alex Muller

University of Alberta medical researchers find 11 genes responsible for the spread of cancer.

'Reprogrammed' Stem Cells Approved to Mend Human Hearts

Posted in Medicine on 1st Jun, 2018
by Alex Muller

Three patients in Japan will receive the experimental therapy in the next year.

Injectable gel helps heart muscle regenerate after heart attack

Posted in Medicine on 4th Dec, 2017
by Alex Muller

A new approach to restart cardiomyocyte replication after a heart attack: an injectable gel that slowly releases short gene sequences known as microRNAs into the heart muscle.

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

Posted in Medicine on 28th Oct, 2017
by Alex Muller

The ability to transform one cell type directly into another has been demonstrated for many combinations of types in the laboratory.