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Arthritis Treatment

Potential Arthritis Treatment Prevents Cartilage Breakdown

Osteoarthritis, a disease that causes severe joint pain, affects more than 20 million people in the United States. Some drug treatments can help alleviate...
gene repair

By Solving a Mystery of Gene Repair, Scientists Uncover an Exception...

About 15 years ago, UNC Lineberger’s Dale Ramsden, PhD, was looking through a textbook with one of his students when they stumbled upon a scientific...
nanoscale

Improving Materials from the Nanoscale up

The 2018 MIT Materials Research Laboratory (MRL) Materials Day Symposium, highlighting advances in materials science and engineering, took place in Kresge Auditorium on Oct....
RUNX-deficient cancers

RUNX Proteins Act as Regulators in DNA Repair

A study by researchers from the Cancer Science Institute of Singapore (CSI Singapore) at the National University of Singapore has revealed that RUNX proteins...
Healing Stem Cells

This Matrix Delivers Healing Stem Cells to Injured Elderly Muscles

A car accident leaves an aging patient with severe muscle injuries that won’t heal. Treatment with muscle stem cells from a donor might restore...
DNA repair

Scientists Find the Secret to DNA Repair

The cell has its own paramedic team and emergency room to aid and repair damaged DNA, a new USC study reveals.The findings are timely,...
Metals and alloys

Doctoral Thesis: The Secret Behind Fractures and Cracks

“There are fractures and cracks in almost all materials, and the fractures can be found everywhere—probably also in the last plane you flew on....
cancer researchvideo

Two New Pathways Expand the Horizon for Cancer Research

Dramatically reshaping the scope of cancer research, the discovery was made by investigating a special class of genes known as noncoding RNA’s (ncRNA) found...
microbes

NIH Scientists Find Microbes on the Skin of Mice Promote Tissue...

Beneficial bacteria(link is external) on the skin of lab mice work with the animals’ immune systems to defend against disease-causing microbes and accelerate wound...
Chromatin

A New, Dynamic View of Chromatin Movements

The total length of DNA inside a cell is between 2-3 meters. In order to fit inside cells, DNA is wrapped around small protein...
lamprey

MBL Scientists Find Lamprey Genes That Aid Spinal Healing Are Present...

Many of the genes involved in the natural repair of the injured spinal cord of the lamprey are also active in the repair of...
DNA repair

Snapshot of DNA Repair

DNA is like the computer code of the body, and it must be preserved for our bodies to survive. Yet, as cells grow and...
West Nile virus

Memory Loss from West Nile Virus May Be Preventable

More than 10,000 people in the United States are living with memory loss and other persistent neurological problems that occur after West Nile virus...
heart disease

Pioneering New Technique Could Boost Understanding of Causes of Heart Disease

Researchers from the Universities of Exeter, Leeds and Cambridge have harnessed an innovative new method to gain a greater understanding of signalling stations within...
multiple sclerosis

Researchers Find Potential Path to Repair Nerves Damaged by Multiple Sclerosis

Findings A UCLA study found that gene expression in specific cells and in specific regions of the body can provide a more precise, neuroprotective approach...
spinal cord injury

Cellular Hitchhikers Aid Recovery from Spinal Cord Injury

The healing effects of stem cells in spinal cord injury can be aided by their ability to hitch intercellular rides to specific anti-inflammatory cells...
cancer

Targeting Cancer by Sabotaging the DNA Repair Seesaw

A protein that cancer cells rely on to stave off cell death also helps them regulate DNA repair, researchers at Winship Cancer Institute of...
stem cells

Low-Dose X-Ray Exposure Does Not Harm Human Stem Cells

“The 80-milligray dose is equivalent to the radiation exposure during a medical diagnostic imaging procedure such as a CT scan, which is routinely used in...
nervous system

Researchers Find Immune Cells Help Rebuild Damaged Nerves

Immune cells are normally associated with fighting infection, but in a new study scientists have discovered how they also help the nervous system clear...
arteries

Scientists Rewrite Our Understanding of How Arteries Mend

Scientists from The University of Manchester have discovered how the severity of trauma to arterial blood vessels governs how the body repairs itself.Dr Urmas...