Harvard researchers have unveiled the first stem cell models of human spine development, setting the stage for better understanding of musculoskeletal and metabolic disorders, including congenital scoliosis, muscular dystrophy, and Type 2 diabetes.
Jan. 8, 2020 • ~6 min
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A new study from the Blavatnik Institute finds that intense exercise and fasting activate hormones that boost cells’ capacity to dispose of defective proteins, which clog up the cell, interfere with its functions, and, over time, precipitate diseases including neurodegenerative conditions such as ALS and Alzheimer’s.
Feb. 21, 2019 • ~9 min
Tags: exercise harvard-medical-school health-medicine hms alfred-goldberg als alzheimers blavatnik-institute fasting hormones human-cells mouse-cells muscular-dystrophy nih toxic-proteins
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