Apr 7, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Stem cells from pee?
A way to generate stem cells has been found using pee! Stem cells isolated from human urine appear to be more stable than skin stem cells, and cells from urine can also generate countless other cell lines. Urine collection is a non-invasive way to get stem cells from Down syndrome and other vulnerable patient populations, and may become a new and sound way to study human disease.
Apr 6, 2017-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Mouse dad's diet affects his pups' mental health
Evidence is accumulating, at least in animals, that infant development is affected not only by a mother's diet and lifestyle, but also by a father's diet prior to conception.
Apr 5, 2017-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Earliest embryonic stem cells identified
Researchers have identified cell surface markers specific to the very earliest stem cells in a human embryo. These cells are believed to have the greatest potential in replacing damaged tissue. But until now, early stem cells have been difficult to distinguish from classic embryonic stem cells.
Apr 4, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Why female fertility declines with age
Female infertility in aging mothers may be due to a defect in chromosome sharing during cell division — before eggs are fertilized. Women's eggs lie dormant in ovaries until release of one egg per menstrual cycle. But, fertility declines significantly in women around the age of 35.
Apr 3, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Older mothers are better mothers
Children of older moms tend to have fewer behavioral, social and emotional difficulties with their children. This may be because older moms, who are well aware of their declining fertility and the risks posed by either pregnancy or birth, are much more attendant on.