Lung disease causes more than 200,000 deaths annually in the United States. Although the lung is generally considered slow to respond to disease and injury, it does undergo regenerative processes, … Continue Reading Researchers develop tissue-engineered model of human lung and trachea.
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are among the major stem cells used for cell therapy and regenerative medicine. In-vivo cell-tracking by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is crucial for regenerative medicine, allowing … Continue Reading Biomimetic method produces large numbers of MRI-trackable mesenchymal stem cells.
The immune system not only responds to infections and other potentially problematic abnormalities in the body, it also contains a built-in brake in the form of regulatory T cells. These … Continue Reading Researchers identify a previously unknown regulator of the immune system.
Diabetic neuropathy is a condition in which perpetually high blood sugar causes nerve damage, resulting in a myriad of symptoms such as numbness, reduced ability to detect painful stimuli, muscle … Continue Reading Stem cell injections improve diabetic neuropathy in animal models.
By uncovering the mechanism by which fibrous tissue cells in the lung multiply, researchers at The Children’s Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA), Keck School of Medicine, Nanjing Drum Tower Hospital, Instituto Nacional de … Continue Reading Researchers map and control pulmonary fibrosis signalling pathway in preclinical trials.
A small protein named GILZ appears to protect against the bone loss that often accompanies arthritis and its treatment, researchers from the Georgia Regents University report. Arthritis as well as … Continue Reading Protein appears to protect against bone loss in arthritis.
Cancer cells are gluttons. Researchers have long known that they monopolize large amounts of sugar. More recently, it became clear that some tumour cells are also characterized by a series … Continue Reading Study maps tumours’ need for sugar for mobility.