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Latest Health News and Medical News posted throughout the day, every day.

March 31, 2015

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Australian researchers have found that so-called 'triple-negative breast cancers'1 are two distinct diseases that likely originate from different cell types.
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An injection of a patient's bone marrow stem cells during rotator cuff surgery significantly improved healing and tendon durability, according to a study presented today at the 2015 Annual Meeting...

March 30, 2015

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Scientists at the University of Copenhagen have captured thousands of progenitor cells of the pancreas on video as they made decisions to divide and expand the organ or to specialize into the...

March 29, 2015

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Researchers have identified a gene that drives an aggressive form of “triple-negative” breast cancer, raising hope that targeting the gene could lead to new forms of treatment.

March 26, 2015

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Stem cells can generate any type of cell in the body, but they are inactive most of the time--and for good reason.

March 25, 2015

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Human lung organoids will help scientists learn more about lung diseases, test new drugsScientists, led by the University of Michigan Medical School, coax stem cells to form mini lungs, 3-D...

March 23, 2015

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Researchers at Texas A&M AgriLife Research have developed a new technology to determine sensitivity or resistance to rabies virus.
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Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified a new molecular pathway critical to aging, and confirmed that the process can be manipulated to help make old blood like new...
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Pnky, a noncoding RNA found in brain stem cells, may have a broad range of clinical applicationsA research team at UC San Francisco has discovered an RNA molecule called Pnky that can be...

March 21, 2015

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A new stem cell-based treatment for type 2 diabetes has proved effective in mice, improving glucose metabolism, insulin sensitivity and leading to rapid weight loss.

March 20, 2015

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Using stem cells derived from patients' skin cells, scientists have made organoids of airway lung tissue that should be more reliable than mice for cystic fibrosis research.
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Scientists at the University of Cambridge have successfully created 'mini-lungs' using stem cells derived from skin cells of patients with cystic fibrosis, and have shown that these can be used to...

March 19, 2015

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As sometimes happens in science, a chance observation in the lab led scientists to find a way to make dangerous leukemia cells mature into harmless macrophages.

March 18, 2015

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Researchers have identified genes that may be involved in determining whether an individual is sensitive or resistant to rabies virus infection.
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Colon cancer is a heavily studied disease -- and for good reason. It is one of the leading causes of cancer-related deaths worldwide, and its numbers are on the rise, from 500,000 deaths in 1990 to...
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Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have discovered that when a certain aggressive leukemia is causing havoc in the body, the solution may be to force the cancer cells to grow...

March 17, 2015

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Researchers have made a discovery that could see patients with kidney disease no longer having to resort to dialysis or kidney transplants.
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Anyone in the field of cell reprogramming recognizes Oct3/4, Sox2, Klf4, and c-Myc, or "OSKM", as the Yamanaka factors that led to the first iPS cells.
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In a new study, published in Cell Reports, researchers at Uppsala University describe a novel mechanism by which lymphatic vessels form during embryonic development.
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Combining investigational therapy with gene variant may reduce dangers from debilitating brain plaquesResearchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have identified a...