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Muscles on-a-Chip Provide Insight Into Cardiac Stem Cell Therapies

Stem cell-derived heart muscle cells may fail to effectively replace damaged cardiac tissue because they don’t contract strongly enough, according to a study in The Journal of Cell Biology. The study, “Coupling Primary and Stem Cell-Derived...
3-Feb-2016 9:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

Potential New Approaches to Treating Eye Diseases

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Potential new approaches to treating eye diseases such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) are described in a new study published in the February Journal of Experimental Medicine. Hongkang Xi, Menno van Lookeren Campagne, and colleagues...
4-Feb-2016 12:00 AM EST Add to Favorites

A Supplement for Myelin Regeneration

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The vitamin D receptor (VDR) promotes the differentiation of oligodendrocyte progenitor cells (OPCs) and boosts myelin sheath regeneration, according to a study in The Journal of Cell Biology. The research suggests potential new ways to treat...
1-Dec-2015 9:30 PM EST Add to Favorites

Inducing Metabolic Catastrophe in Cancer Cells

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Researchers at Harvard Medical School describe a way to force cancer cells to destroy a key metabolic enzyme they need to survive.
26-Aug-2015 1:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

miR-7 Suppresses Stomach Cancer

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Researchers reveal that the microRNA miR-7 suppresses stomach cancer by inhibiting a key signaling pathway, and that this protective mechanism is compromised by the cancer-causing bacterium H. pylori. Finding drugs capable of inducing miR-7...
6-Aug-2015 2:05 PM EDT Add to Favorites

Jodi Nunnari Named Editor-in-Chief of The Journal of Cell Biology

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Jodi Nunnari becomes the first woman to serve as editor-in-chief of The Journal of Cell Biology. A professor and chair of the Department of Molecular & Cellular Biology at the University of California, Davis, Nunnari succeeds the late Alan Hall, who...
3-Aug-2015 9:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Malaria’s Key to the Liver Uncovered

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Scientists uncover a port of liver entry for malaria parasites, and if these results hold up in humans, drugs that target this entry protein might help prevent the spread of disease.
22-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

Lingering Lymphocytes Lash Out Against Leishmania

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Immune cells that hang around after parasitic skin infection help ward off secondary attack. These skin squatters may prove to be the key to successful anti-parasite vaccines.
22-Jul-2015 11:05 AM EDT Add to Favorites

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