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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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Scientists from the University of Zurich have succeeded for the first time in tracking individual stem cells and their neuronal progeny over months within the intact adult brain. This study sheds light on how new neurons are produced throughout life.

source: University of Zurich via Medical Xpress

Four years after the United States pledged to help the world fight infectious-disease epidemics such as Ebola, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is dramatically downsizing its epidemic prevention activities in 39 out of...

source: The Washington Post

A new blood test seems to perform as well as, if not better than, traditional blood cultures at detecting a type of fungal yeast infection that commonly strikes hospital patients, according to an analysis led by the University...

source: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine via Infection Control Today

A new report from the National Center for Health Statistics of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention shows that rates of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV-1) and herpes simplex virus type 2 (HSV-2) decreased over a 16-year period. Prevalence of both HSV-1 (cold...

source: Outbreak News Today

A member of a protein family that has previously been thought to play a tumor-suppressive role in breast cancer may in fact be key to the maintenance of self-renewing cancer stem cells that drive one of the most aggressive form...

source: Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

Cleveland Clinic researchers have published findings in Nature Communications on a new stem cell pathway that allows a highly aggressive form of breast cancer — triple-negative breast cancer — to thrive. Hormone therapy for breast cancer blocks cancer cells...

source: Cleveland Clinic via ScienceDaily


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