The sugar epidemic in America has reached deadly proportions with the average person’s intake of this substance now averaging more than 100 pounds annually. Sugar addiction has been linked to … Continue Reading Researchers discover & map a new gut-to-brain sugar pathway.
In the world of the microbe, many strange and yet to be discovered wonders exist with a multitude of applications waiting to be utilized. Biohybrid microrobots are an autonomous part … Continue Reading First living microbots engineered.
A newly discovered memory in our bones: Blood stem cells boost immunity by keeping a record of previous infections.
Stem cells contained within the human body can differentiate into many different types of cells, in some cases regenerating or repairing tissue. Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), commonly known as blood … Continue Reading A newly discovered memory in our bones: Blood stem cells boost immunity by keeping a record of previous infections.
Staggeringly, more than one million artificial pacemakers are implanted in patients across the globe annually due to abnormal heart rhythms. The devices are placed in the chest or abdomen, using … Continue Reading Biological pacemakers produced from human fat cells.
A devastating disease, childhood leukemia, the most prevalent type of cancer in children and teens, is a cancer of the body’s immune cells, also known as white blood cells. Abnormal … Continue Reading Human immune cells in-a-dish produced in world’s first.
In the female reproductive system ovarian follicles are the basic unit of the ovary, consisting of an immature egg, known as an oocyte, surrounded by granulosa cells. Besides being crucial … Continue Reading Mice born from eggs derived from the granulosa cells surrounding oocytes.
In the past chimeras, an unnatural amalgamation of two different species was the stuff of futuristic sci-fiction comics, today this promising genetic engineering technique is less scary as it becomes … Continue Reading First pig-monkey chimera engineered and born.
Nearly 12 million adults in the United States have been diagnosed with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, with roughly 180,000 patients dying annually with end-stage refractory lung diseases. The only option … Continue Reading Donor stem cells used to grow fully functioning lungs in live mice.
Many ethical, as well as supply issues, surround the use of human brain tissue in research, because of this stem cells are used to develop mini-brains or ‘organoids’, a pea-sized … Continue Reading Brain waves detected in lab-grown mini brains.
Stem cells are cells responsible for generating specialized cells in the body, with stem cell treatments currently being developed to regenerate and repair diseased or damaged tissues in patients. However, … Continue Reading Microbot can precisely culture and deliver stem cells.
Critically, the growth of children’s bones depends on growth plates situated close to the end of all long bones in the body. These plates are narrow discs of cartilage providing … Continue Reading New mechanism of bone growth uncovered.
In cancer, epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a process where tumors assume a mesenchymal cell phenotype to enhance metastasis, invasiveness, and elevated resistance to cell death. Now, researchers from the University … Continue Reading Breast cancer cells coaxed into turning into fat cells.
When reproducing some reptiles, amphibians, and fish can procreate with same-sex parents, however, it’s challenging for mammals to do the same even with the help of fertilization technology. Now, a … Continue Reading Researchers produce mouse pups with same-sex parents.
The human skeleton is an amalgam of diverse tissue types including bone, cartilage, and fat cells. Each tissue type in the skeleton is generated and maintained by the precise regulation … Continue Reading Researchers identify elusive human skeletal stem cells.
Tooth loss is a major public health issue affecting more than 158 million people worldwide. The current standard of care is to replace missing teeth with synthetic dental implants, and/or … Continue Reading Researchers successfully implant and innervate bioengineered teeth derived from postnatal cells.
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.