Understanding the inception of embryonic development is important as it may help explain why some human pregnancies fail at an early stage, however, key events after the implantation of the … Continue Reading Researchers generate crucial life event in artificial mouse embryo.
Organ transplants save thousands of lives every year, however, there is an acute shortage of human donors. This shortage has led to attempts to develop animal organs capable of being … Continue Reading Genetic ‘dial’ to control body size in pigs identified.
The basic human body plan, the arrangement of organs in the body, is laid down during embryonic development. Insight into the formation of this plan informs researchers re normal development … Continue Reading New 3D atlas of human embryonic growth clears up many misconceptions on development.
Researchers successfully treat congenital disease in unborn mice via drug delivery to amniotic fluid.
Congenital disease, estimated to cause the death of 276,000 infants within the first month of life each year across the globe, also causes childhood illness and long-term disability. Prenatal screening … Continue Reading Researchers successfully treat congenital disease in unborn mice via drug delivery to amniotic fluid.
Research into bioengineering has led to important achievements in recent years, with a number of different tissue types being developed. In the area of skin tissue epithelial cells have been … Continue Reading Researcher successfully grow complex, implantable, skin tissue for the first time.
Malaria is one of the world’s leading health problems. More than 40 percent of the world’s population live in areas where there is a risk of contracting the disease. According … Continue Reading Researchers successfully genetically-engineer mosquitoes which can’t carry malaria.
Mammalian embryos start out as a small group of identical cells. Then at an early stage, some of these cells take up an internal position within the embryo. These internal … Continue Reading Researchers visualise mammalian embryo formation for the first time.
Mitochondrial diseases are maternally inherited genetic disorders that cause a wide spectrum of debilitating conditions and which currently have no cure. In a new opensource study published in the journal … Continue Reading Researchers successfully ‘edit’ mitochondrial DNA to prevent inherited disease in animal model.
Researchers at the University of Michigan and UC Davis have solved a genetic mystery that has afflicted three unrelated families, and possibly others, for generations. These families have been plagued … Continue Reading Researchers map rare mutation causing vitamin A deficiency and eye deformities.
Pre-eclampsia is a disease that affects 5 to 8 percent of pregnancies in America. Complications from this disease can lead to emergency cesarean sections early in pregnancies to save the … Continue Reading Researchers discover previously unknown transitional stem cell.
Researchers from the NYU Langone Medical Center and New York University have demonstrated that a specialized DNA-binding protein called CTCF is essential for the precise expression of genes that control … Continue Reading Researchers identify specialized protein crucial for normal neurodevelopment.
The signal molecule, retinoic acid, is a product of vitamin A which helps to instruct how different types of tissue are to be formed in the growing embryo. For the … Continue Reading Previously unknown effect of vitamin A on embryonic development identified.
The ability to reliably and safely make in the laboratory all of the different types of cells in human blood is one key step closer to reality. A group from … Continue Reading Wisconsin scientists find genetic recipe to turn stem cells to blood.