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Researchers regenerate heart cells in mice

Myocardial infarction, or MI, causes irreversible necrosis of heart muscle secondary to prolonged ischemia. Scar tissue begins to build almost immediately, leading to the loss of contractile myocardium, which is a frequent cause of chronic heart failure. However, a new...

source: By Lynn Hetzler
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Vaccines are an essential tool for preventing and treating serious infectious diseases such as polio, chicken pox and measles. But so far it has not been possible to develop vaccines capable of contributing to the treatment and prevention of chronic infectious diseases such...

source: University of Copenhagen The Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences via Science Daily

Although great strides have been made in the treatment of breast cancer, relapse is still a major issue that has defied investigation. A new study might pave the way to reducing relapse rates by identifying rogue cells earlier.

source: Medical News Today

After 20 years of trying, scientists have transformed mature cells into primordial blood cells that regenerate themselves and the components of blood. The work, described in Nature, offers hope to people with leukaemia and other blood disorders who need bone-marrow transplants...

source: Nature via Scientific American

An experimental method that combines gene therapy, stem cells and ultrasound has healed large bone breaks in lab animals, researchers have found. The technique is far from becoming a reality. But, it repaired large bone gaps in the mini-pigs scientists studied. The hope,...

source: HealthDay News

A team of investigators led by researchers at Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that the tumor mutation load, or TML, in a patient's cancer biopsy varied by age and the type of cancer, along with several other factors. Researchers...

source: Georgetown University Medical Center via ScienceDaily

Artificial ovaries grown in a lab might someday be available for women with infertility due to cancer treatments or other conditions, a study in mice suggests. Ovaries grown on 3-D printed structures were successfully implanted into sterilized mice that were then able to...

source: Reuters

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