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Hedgehog signaling proteins keep cancer stem cells alive

Added: 20.01.2018 16:05 | 0 views | 0 comments

Scientists have discovered that the survival of cancer stem cells is dependent on the 'Hedgehog signaling pathway'. Targeting this pathway had previously shown no effect on the growth of colorectal cancer. Now, scientists have demonstrated that using different drugs to target a specific aspect of the pathway may yield better treatment outcomes for patients.

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Scientists Create First Stem Cells Using CRISPR Technology

Added: 20.01.2018 14:35 | 0 views | 0 comments

In a scientific first, a research team led by Gladstone Institutes scientists turned mouse skin cells into so-called induced pluripotent stem cells by activating a specific gene using CRISPR technology. The results appear in the journal Cell Stem Cell. Pluripotent stem cells can be turned into virtually any cell type in the body. As a [...]


New method to stop cells dividing could help fight cancer

Added: 19.01.2018 21:02 | 0 views | 0 comments

Researchers have used a new strategy to shut down specific enzymes to stop cells from dividing. The method can be used as a strategy to fight cancer.

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Researchers create first stem cells using CRISPR genome activation

Added: 19.01.2018 20:16 | 1 views | 0 comments

In a scientific first, researchers have turned skin cells from mice into stem cells by activating a specific gene in the cells using CRISPR technology. The innovative approach offers a potentially simpler technique to produce the valuable cell type and provides important insights into the cellular reprogramming process.


Swollen eye is setback for blindness treatment using stem cells

Added: 17.01.2018 17:08 | 2 views | 0 comments

A man in a flagship stem cell trial for age-related macular degeneration has swelling in his eye, but the cause is probably surgery – not stem cells

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22-Year-Old Gymnast Deathly Allergic To Everything, Including Her Hair And Tears, Because Of Rare Condition

Added: 13.01.2018 18:37 | 5 views | 0 comments

Imagine not being able to eat or drink anything without the fear that it could kill you. That's the reality that 22-year-old gymnast Natasha Coates, of Nottingham, England, has to live with every day. Coates has a condition called Mast Cell Activation Syndrome which means that she's allergic to everything including her hair and tears.
According to The Mastocytosis Society, mast cells are immune system cells that have a lot of functions but they are primarily responsible for protecting the body from infection. When you have Mast Cell Activation Syndrome, these cells don't work properly. So they can release too many histamines when trying to safeguard the body from a potential infection or they can release these chemicals when there's no need to. This triggers spontaneous reactions that can be devastating.


Scientists make cells that enable the sense of touch

Added: 12.01.2018 20:09 | 1 views | 0 comments

Researchers have, for the first time, coaxed human stem cells to become sensory interneurons -- the cells that give us our sense of touch. The new protocol could be a step toward stem cell-based therapies to restore sensation in paralyzed people who have lost feeling in parts of their body.

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