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Spleen may be source of versatile stem cells

...ive stem cells in thespleen that are important for healing several types of damage orinjury," says Denise Fau...lly unnecessary organmay actually provide critical healing cells," says Faustman, anassociate professor of Medicine at Harvard Medical School.She adds, "This d...

Dinosaur DNA? New Patent Covers Degraded DNA recovery

... the information to produce high performance wound healing and tissue regeneration products, and the CEO of DermaPlus, a science-based skin care company. Dr. Ensley is a Fellow of the American Academy of Microbiology and holds an Adjunct Professorship at the University of Arizona. ...

New research indicates a 'troubled' greenhouse is brewing

...eosols (ancient soils) and is writing a book about healing the global greenhouse. His textbook, "Soils of the Past: An Introduction to Paleopedology," is widely used on college and university campuses. At the UO since 1981, his research is funded by the National Science Foundation. ...

UCLA launches $20 million stem cell institute to investigate HIV, cancer and neurological disorders

...y aspects of the roles that stem cells may play in healing neurological disorders, including stroke, spinal cord injury, brain tumors, multiple sclerosis and genetic diseases. Future studies will include investigation of stem cell biology and development, as well as therapeutic based research using adult and...

Buying Time Through Hibernation on Demand

...xygen deprivation would include accelerating wound healing in patients, such as diabetics, whose ability to d...death subsides when a clot forms, which allows the healing process to begin. Exposing a diabetic's clot-resistant wound to an oxygen-free environment would spe...

U-M team recovers ancient whale in Egyptian desert

...xygen deprivation would include accelerating wound healing in patients, such as diabetics, whose ability to d...death subsides when a clot forms, which allows the healing process to begin. Exposing a diabetic's clot-resistant wound to an oxygen-free environment would spe...

Doctors closer to using gene analysis to help trauma patients

...nts over time to describe the molecular profile of healing in response to burns and traumatic injury, researchers say. ...

Master gene controls healing of skin in fruit flies and mammals

...a finding that could lead to new insights into the healing of wounds and treatment of cancer. The UCSD biolo...er cells activate genes normally involved in wound healing in order to kick start processes such as cell division and cell migration." Mace, a former graduate...

Breakthrough isolating embryo-quality stem cells from blood

...n blood are applied to the wound to kick-start the healing process. ...

Molecular messengers perform a crucial role in the ability of injured nerve cells to heal themselves

... then manufactures proteins that are vital for the healing of the injured axon. The problem is that the messengers must transmit their phosphorus message over a great distance along the axon, and in the course of this arduous journey can easily lose their phosphorus en route. Dr. Michael Fainzilber and grad...

Why do aneurysms form? New studies suggest leading role for white blood cells

...l and, for some reason, the immune system's normal healing response doesn't work. Something eats away at smooth muscle cells in the wall of the aorta until it starts to fall apart." Researchers have found that AAAs appear to be associated with high levels of enzymes that are capable of doing that eating. Bu...

UF researchers kill resistant bugs one bandage at a time

...se into the air and into the wound, which can slow healing and increases the chance germs will develop resistance. "These technologies are especially timely given the threats that are facing the American public, such as antibiotic-resistant bugs occurring in hospitals across the world," said Christopher Bat...

UQ researcher tracking key to healing the brain

...ng those stem cells may soon unlock the secrets to healing the brain as well. First he has to find out what they actually do - something that has been notoriously hard to do in the past. Dr Rietze is a finalist in the UQ Foundation Research Excellence Awards, to be announced tomorrow as a highlight of UQ R...

Nanotubes inspire new technique for healing broken bones

... the ability of the scaffold to assist the natural healing process. Artificial bone scaffolds have been made from a wide variety of materials, such as polymers or peptide fibers, but they have a number of drawbacks, including low strength and the potential for rejection in the body. "Compared with these sca...

Experimental shingles vaccine proves effective in nationwide study

...cult to treat. Antiviral medications can speed the healing of shingles and reduce the severity of nerve damage caused by the disease, but only if these medications are used within 72 hours of the first sign of a shingles rash. Thus, it is important for people to recognize the symptoms of shingles and get to ...

UNC scientists discover new role for protein as fundamental inhibitor of cell movement

... development, new blood vessel formation and wound healing to occur in humans. Increased tumor cell migration also is one of the hallmarks of highly aggressive, rapidly spreading cancer tumors. The study appears in the August issue of The Journal of Cell Biology. The study indicates that CIB1 inhibits cell...

Bone marrow stem cells may heal hearts even years after heart attacks

...already been damaged. Earlier studies demonstrated healing of heart muscle and improved heart function following injections of stem cells directly into the heart muscle or infusions of stem cells into key heart arteries soon after a heart attack. This study is the first to report the results of stem cell in...

Gene therapy works in mice to prevent blindness that strikes boys

...strates that even if disease has begun, there is a healing that takes place. That raises hope for suffering patients that we may be able to offer something that can improve the quality of their lives." ...

Swimming with dolphins can alleviate depression

...interaction with dolphins may explain the mammals' healing properties, they suggest. Three months after the study, participants in both groups also reported lasting improvement and did not require treatment. This suggests that in patients with mild or moderate depression, using drugs or conventional psychot...

Einstein scientists discover how protein crucial for motion is synthesised at the right place in the cell

...cellular motility that governs nerve growth, wound healing and cancer metastasis. Their study appears in the November 24 issue of the journal Nature. Led by Drs. Robert Singer and Dr Stefan Huettelmaier, the research team focused on migrating fibroblast cells important in wound healing. To move towards a wo...

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