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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
NOTE: There is no cure or treatment for alopecia universalis, an uncommon autoimmune disease that causes loss of hair over the entire scalp and body.
Research sheds light on the neural structure that controls our sleep, eating habits, hormones and more.
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.
Orexins are a type of protein used by nerve cells to communicate with each other, and have been found to regulate a number of behaviors
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.
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