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Extensive lit review performed on harnessing stem cells to generate biological pacemakers.

Irreversible degeneration of the cardiac conduction system is a common disease with high rates of mortality. While electronic pacemakers provide effective treatment, alternative approaches are needed with long-term implanted hardware … Continue Reading Extensive lit review performed on harnessing stem cells to generate biological pacemakers.

Human stem cell-derived kidneys connect to blood vessels when transplanted into mice.

In the field of iPS cell-based regenerative medicine, advanced research with clinical applications for many organs and tissues, such as the retina, has steadily progressed. However, growing a kidney from … Continue Reading Human stem cell-derived kidneys connect to blood vessels when transplanted into mice.

Researchers identify precision medicine for the development of healthy heart muscle.

The heart is arguably the hardest working muscle in the human body and without its incessant, regular beating the body’s organs would be starved of life-giving nutrients.  Yet how the … Continue Reading Researchers identify precision medicine for the development of healthy heart muscle.

Researchers identify mechanism to control enzyme crucial for boosting immunity.

A new study from researchers at the IRCM sheds light on a mechanism affecting AID, a crucial enzyme for the immune response. The scientific breakthrough could eventually improve the way … Continue Reading Researchers identify mechanism to control enzyme crucial for boosting immunity.

Researchers use A3 adenosine receptors to activate ‘off signals’ for chronic pain.

In a new study from Saint Louis University, researchers discovered that drugs targeting the A3 adenosine receptor can turn off pain signals in the spinal cord to provide relief from … Continue Reading Researchers use A3 adenosine receptors to activate ‘off signals’ for chronic pain.

Cannabinoid CB2 receptors suppress neuropathic pain with no signs of physical dependence in study.

Medical marijuana is proliferating across the country due to the ability of cannabis ingestion to treat important clinical problems such as chronic pain. However, negative side effects and the development … Continue Reading Cannabinoid CB2 receptors suppress neuropathic pain with no signs of physical dependence in study.

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