Sep 23, 2016------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Why Tardigrades Are So Indestructible
Tardigrades, or “water bears,” are microscopic animals capable of withstanding some of the most severe environmental conditions — such as being "dead" for 30 years, and then restored to life! Research from Japan has now created the most accurate picture yet of the tardigrade genome — and why it matters to humans.
Sep 22, 2016------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Mouse bone marrow cells reduce recurrent miscarriage
Progenitor cells are like stem cells, but differentiated by a first step into one specific cell type. Research now finds the progenitor cells in bone marrow — which replace worn out cells — may help placental blood vessel growth and reduce abnormal placental development such as in pre-eclampsia.
Sep 21, 2016------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
How maternal genes give control to embryonic genes
After fertilization, embryo development must shift from maternal proteins to early embryo or zygote proteins. This is called the maternal-to-zygotic transition (MZT), a step still not fully understood. Existing technology isn't sensitive enough to pick up everything happening in a zygote. But, a new technique now exists to map epigenetic DNA changes.
Sep 20, 2016------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Stem cells may halt Multiple Sclerosis symptoms
Use of chemotherapy followed by autologous haematopoietic stem cell transplantation (aHSCT) has fully stopped clinical relapses and development of new brain lesions in 23 of 24 patients with multiple sclerosis (MS) — for a prolonged period without needing ongoing medication. But there is risk.
Sep 19, 2016------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Gene linked to infertility in male mice
Research from the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom shows how the disruption of a gene in development, is linked to abnomal sperm and infertility in male mice.