May 5, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
New tool is a roadmap of cell development
Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center created a new tool to map the many possible ways a cell can develop. Using the mathematics of topology, they now have a detailed roadmap of how stem cells become specialized into tissues.
May 4, 2017-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Enzyme could help fight against mid-life obesity
A team from the National Institutes of Health has identified an enzyme working against us in the continuous battle over mid-life obesity and loss of fitness. The discovery in mice could change current ideas of why people gain weight as they age. It might also influence pregnancy attempts for mid-life women.
May 3, 2017-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Stem cells help identify causes for Angelman's
Researchers used stem cells from patients with Angelman syndrome to identify what cellular defects cause this rare neurogenetic disorder. This important step aids ongoing research looking for a possible cure and treatments now.
May 2, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
How the HUWE1 protein impacts intelligence
Brains need just the right balance of "on" and "calm down" signals to produce intellect. Now, scientists show how the HUWE1 protein helps balance that nerve cell inter-communication.
May 1, 2017------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Human umbilical blood rejuvenates old mice brains
Human umbilical cord blood can rejuvenate learning and memory in older mice, according to a study at the Stanford University School of Medicine. TIMP2 is a protein abundant in cord blood, but decreases with advancing age. Cord blood injected into older mice improved their memory performace.