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Surgeons Create ‘New’ Knee Cartilage From Stem Cells In Hip

New knee operation that could prevent the development of arthritis Surgeons in Southampton have pioneered a new knee operation that could prevent the development of arthritis – and extend sporting careers. The procedure, which is currently being trialed at Southampton General Hospital, involves coating damaged cartilage with stem cells, taken from a patient’s own hip, and surgical glue. Known as [...]

Prolonged Fasting ‘Re-Boots’ Immune System

Results of a new study on mice and a phase 1 trial of humans suggest that prolonged cycles of fasting - for 2-4 days at a time - not only protect against toxic effects of chemotherapy, but also trigger stem cell regeneration of new immune cells and clearing out of old, damaged cells.

Life’s Imprint On DNA Now Mappable In Single Cell

New technique maps life's effects on our DNA: Powerful single-cell technique to study environmental effects on DNA Researchers in the UK have developed a powerful new technique that uses a single cell to map the epigenetic marks that life leaves on our DNA. The development is considered a breakthrough because it will allow scientists to better understand the [...]

Paving The Way For Virus-Like Nanodevices That Diagnose Disease And Make Drugs

Nanotechnology is a relatively new, but rapidly expanding field, where tiny devices and molecular-scale tools offer exciting possibilities for manipulating cells and their components.

Dose Of Measles Virus Destroys Woman’s Incurable Cancer

Doctors in the US were able to keep a woman with deadly multiple myeloma - an incurable bone marrow cancer - free of all signs of living cancer cells for over 6 months.

Lessening the Impact Of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s

Assistant professor of neurobiology & behavior Kim Green and colleagues discovered that the drugs, which can be delivered orally, eradicated microglia, the primary immune cells of the brain