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Shifts in the Microbiome Impact Tissue Repair and Regeneration

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Researchers at the Stowers Institute have established a definitive link between the makeup of the microbiome, the host immune response, and an organism’s ability to heal itself.

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Autism, Cell Signaling, Development

Case Western Reserve University Scientists Uncover Common Cell Signaling Pathway Awry in Some Types of Autism

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The researchers discovered that cells derived from autistic donors grew faster than those from control subjects and activated their genes in distinct patterns.

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Cancer, Leukemia, Stem Cells, Hematology, Aging, Secondary Acute Myeloid Leukemia, sAML

Researchers Find a New Way to Identify and Target Malignant Aging in Leukemia

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Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and Moores Cancer Center have identified RNA-based biomarkers that distinguish between normal, aging hematopoietic stem cells and leukemia stem cells associated with secondary acute myeloid leukemia (sAML), a particularly problematic disease that typically afflicts older patients who have often already experienced a bout with cancer.

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Altering Stem Cell Perception of Tissue Stiffness May Help Treat Musculoskeletal Disorders

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A new biomaterial can be used to study how and when stem cells sense the mechanics of their surrounding environment. With further development, this biomaterial could be used to control when immature stem cells differentiate into more specialized cells for regenerative and tissue-engineering-based therapies.

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Cancer, Cell Biology

New Research Reveals Cancers Need a 'Perfect Storm' of Conditions to Develop

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SCIENTISTS have demonstrated for the first time the 'perfect storm' of conditions that cells need to start forming cancer, helping to explain why some organs are more susceptible to developing the disease, according to a new study published in Cell today (Thursday).

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Biochemistry and Cell Biology, Biology, development and reproductive biology

Breakthrough in Understanding of Brain Development: Immune Cell Involvement Revealed

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Okazaki, Japan - Microglia are cells that combat various brain diseases and injuries by swallowing foreign or disruptive objects and releasing molecules that activate repair mechanisms. Recent findings have suggested these brain cells are also active under normal conditions, where they can contribute to maturation and sculpting of neuronal circuits. Researchers centered at the National Institute for Physiological Sciences (NIPS) have now revealed new mechanisms by which microglia sculpt neural circuits. They show that microglia directly contact neurons to induce the formation of new neuron projections that eventually will connect with other neurons and thereby increase and/or strengthen brain connectivity. These new findings could deepen understanding of how developmental disorders such as autism and schizophrenia may occur.

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Biology, Fisheries and aquaculture, marine and freshwater biology, Zoology, veterinary science

Well-wrapped feces allow lobsters to eat jellyfish stingers without injury

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Lobsters eat jellyfish without harm from the venomous stingers due to a series of physical adaptations. Researchers from Hiroshima University examined lobster feces to discover that lobsters surround their servings of jellyfish in protective membranes that prevent the stingers from injecting their venom. The results are vial for aquaculture efforts to sustainably farm lobsters for diners around the world.

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Dna Chip, Cell Biology, anti-cancer drug, cancer diagnostic, simulated cell, Beta Lapachone, Dna Damage, Dna Repair, Biophysics

Physicist’s DNA Chip Offers Big Possibilities in Cell, Cancer Studies

A University of Texas at Dallas physicist has developed a novel technology that not only sheds light on basic cell biology, but also could aid in the development of more effective cancer treatments or early diagnosis of disease.

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Diagnostics, Metabolism, Cell Biology, Psychiatry

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Vitamin A, Structural Biology

Electron Microscopy Reveals How Vitamin A Enters the Cell

Using a new, lightning-fast camera paired with an electron microscope, Columbia University Medical Center scientists have captured images of one of the smallest proteins in our cells to be “seen” with a microscope.

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Learning, Memory, Drosophila, Calcium, Mitochondria, Neuroscience, Cognition

Scripps Florida Scientists Shed New Light on the Role of Calcium in Learning and Memory

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In a new study, scientists from the Florida campus of The Scripps Research Institute offer new insights how calcium in mitochondria—the powerhouse of all cells—can impact the development of the brain and adult cognition.

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Obesity, Type 2 Diabetes, Brown Fat, beige fat, Metabolism

Calorie-Burning ‘Good’ Fat Can Be Protected, Says Study

Preventing cells of beige fat — a calorie-burning tissue that can help to ward off obesity and diabetes — from digesting their own mitochondria traps them in a beneficial, energy-burning state. In mice, this successfully protected against obesity and pre-diabetic symptoms, raising hopes for future applications in human patients.

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Iannis Aifantis, Nyu Langone, Leukemia, Hematopoiesis, Hematopoietic Stem Cell, Bone Marrow, med12, mediator commplex, Howard Hughes

Study Shows Protein Complex Essential to Creating Healthy Blood Cells

A group of proteins best known for helping to activate all mammalian genes has been found to play a particularly commanding role in the natural development of specialized stem cells into healthy blood cells, a process known as hematopoiesis.

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St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, Stem Cells, Oncology, Origins of Cancer, Prom1, cancer models, marker molecule, cancer proliferation

Stem Cell Propagation Fuels Cancer Risk in Different Organs

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Experiments reveal the crucial contribution of stem cells to the origins of cancer in different organs.

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Cancer, Thymus, Bone Marrow, T Cell

Researchers Identify Possible Pathway to Reboot Immune System After Bone-Marrow Transplants

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New research has shown how a cell surface molecule, Lymphotoxin β receptor, controls entry of T-cells into the thymus; and as such presents an opportunity to understanding why cancer patients who undergo bone-marrow transplant are slow to recover their immune system.

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Cancer, nanovaccine, Immunotherapy, Tumor, NIBIB, National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Nanovaccine Could Enhance Cancer Immunotherapy, Reduce Side Effects

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Researchers have created a nanovaccine that could make a current approach to cancer immunotherapy more effective while also reducing side effects.

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Funneling Fundamental Particles, Neutrino Experiments, Physicists Discover 'Apparent Departure From the Laws of Thermodynamics', and More in the Physics News Source Sponsored by AIP

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Hexokinase, peptidoglycan, F. Widjaja Foundation Inflammatory Bowel and Immunobiology Research Institute, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, David Underhill

Scientists Uncover the Way a Common Cell Enzyme Alerts the Body to Invading Bacteria

Biomedical investigators at Cedars-Sinai have identified an enzyme found in all human cells that alerts the body to invading bacteria and jump-starts the immune system. In their study, published in the peer-reviewed medical journal Cell, the investigators provide clues to unraveling some of the mysteries surrounding the human immune system, which defends the body against harmful microbes such as bacteria.

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microcephaly , zika, zika virus

In Some Genetic Cases of Microcephaly, Stem Cells Fail to Launch

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In a very severe, genetic form of microcephaly, stem cells in the brain fail to divide, according to a new Columbia University Medical Center study that may provide important clues to understanding how the Zika virus affects the developing brain.

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Aging, Aging and Disease, Biology, Evolution, genetics and aging, Minorities, Medicine And Health

Resolving the 'Hispanic Paradox'

A new paper co-authored by a UC Santa Barbara researcher reveals that Latinos age at a slower rate than other ethnic groups. The findings, published in the current issue of Genome Biology, may one day help scientists understand how to slow the aging process for everyone.







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