Smart molecule can seek-and-destroy glioblastoma

A new molecule, which patients could take orally, both attacks glioblastoma and destroys its defenses, which keeps the brain cancer from repairing itself.

Fabienne Landry-McGill | Jan. 14, 2020 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains cancer glioblastomas stem-cells

Diabetes drug could treat recurrent miscarriage

A diabetes drug shows promise for treating recurrent miscarriages. The medication, sitagliptin, increases the number of stem cells in the uterus.

Peter Thorley-Warwick | Jan. 9, 2020 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine medications miscarriage pregnancy stem-cells

Hydrogel controls inflammation to speed healing

A set of injectable hydrogels can spur or stave off the body's inflammation response to speed up the healing process, a new study shows.

Mike Williams-Rice | Dec. 30, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: featured health-and-medicine cancer drug-delivery hydrogels stem-cells wounds

Plant ‘conductor genes’ guide growing root systems

Plants have a "conductor gene" that masterminds the growth of root systems to make sure the whole system develops correctly.

Mick Kulikowski-NC State | Dec. 10, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology genes plants roots stem-cells

Do these genes link dietary fat and colon cancer?

Two genes that appear to help intestinal stem cells burn dietary fat may play a role in colon cancer, according to new research.

Todd Bates-Rutgers | Nov. 25, 2019 | futurity
~2 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer colon-cancer dietary-fat food genes intestines stem-cells

Biosensor for stem cells could lead to Alzheimer’s therapies

A new biosensor technology may help pave the way for using stem cells to treat neurological diseases like Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Todd Bates-Rutgers | Nov. 12, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine alzheimers-disease graphene nanotechnology parkinsons-disease sensors stem-cells

Some deadly skin cancers may start in hair follicles

Certain dangerous kinds of skin cancer may start in hair follicles, research with mice indicates. And worse, the chance of cancer may always be there.

Greg Williams-NYU | Nov. 4, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine cancer hair pigment skin-cancer stem-cells

Embryo stem cells get marching orders via ‘waves’

New research may debunk a long-held idea about the differentiation of embryonic stem cells that Alan Turing put forward 65 years ago.

Mike Williams-Rice | Oct. 28, 2019 | futurity
~6 mins   

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Patterned dish reveals new info about early embryo

A new system lets researchers study all of the major cell types of ectoderm, a single sheet of cells formed during embryo development.

Mike Williams-Rice | Oct. 21, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology cells embryos stem-cells

Brain cell transplants survive without anti-rejection drugs

Exploiting a feature of the immune system could open the door for stem cell transplants to repair the brain without the need for lifelong medication.

Johns Hopkins University | Oct. 4, 2019 | futurity
~7 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine brains immune-systems stem-cells transplants

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