Pancreatic cells transplant is a chance for patients with type 1 diabetes

iStock_000024327831SmallThe research that has recently been published shows that islet transplantation in patients with type 1 diabetes may prevent sugar drops that are dangerous to health. The results of the work of the scientists are considered a breakthrough in the fight against this chronic disease.

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There is a new generation of serotonergic neurons from human multipotential stem cells

iStock_000019071669XSmallSu-Chun Zhang from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a pioneer in the processing of stem cells into neurons, together with other scientists developed specialized nerve cells that produce serotonin (a neurotransmitter in the brain). The study was published in the Nature Biotechnology. Read full text »

There is a new generation of serotonergic neurons from human multipotential stem cells

Brain Specimen and StethoscopeSu-Chun Zhang from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a pioneer in the processing of stem cells into neurons, together with other scientists developed specialized nerve cells that produce serotonin (a neurotransmitter in the brain). The study was published in the Nature Biotechnology. Read full text »

A step forward in peripheral nerve regeneration

Researchers from University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences gave a new insight into peripheral nerve regeneration methods after injury. According to their recent findings published in Journal of Clinical Investigation, stem cells derived from human skeletal muscle promote regeneration of damaged nerve and restore muscle function in animal model. This breakthrough brings a new hope form many patients suffering from peripheral neuropathies. Read full text »

Cells of smell – a chance for the paralyzed to recover

iStock_000016507590XSmallThe diagnosis ” damaged spinal cord ” is a kind of sentence for several hundred of Poles every year. Most of damage or interruption of the spinal cord occur as a result of road accidents, unfortunate jumping into the water or brutal beatings. Current prognoses of healing and return to complete fitness were not optimistic. Despite of researchers’ efforts and possibilities of modern medicine the solution to the problem has not been found yet. The damage of central nervous system cells was supposed to be irreversible. Read full text »

How glioblastoma cells avoid targeted therapy?

iStock_000019071669XSmallThe team of scientists from The Department of Pathology at the University of California discovered the way in which brain cancer cells slip out drugs effect and thereby induce resistance to treatment. This mechanism depends on reducing the number of gene mutations targeted by drugs. When the therapy is finished, growth – inducing mutation is developed. The results of this study were published in Science magazine. Read full text »

Vaginal microbiome in health and disease

Over the past several years the number of publications dedicated to vaginal microbiome has significantly increased what indicates its important role in health and in disease. Understanding the factors that influence the qualitative and quantitative composition of the normal flora of the vagina and the interaction between bacteria and host may be used in the future to influence health condition by monitoring and manipulating its microbiome. Read full text »

More effective vaccines due to the discovery of a new white blood cells class

Scientists from Singapore Immunology Network (SigN) in cooperation with Newcastle University have discovered a new class of white blood cells which activate the response of immunological system to alien antigens. It has a chance to be a breakthrough in creation of vaccines against many dangerous diseases such as hospital acquired pneumonia, hepatitis B or tumours.

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Deafness – stem cells may save hearing

The use of stem cells transformed into progenitor cells in laboratories of University in Sheffield has caused a significant improvement of hearing in experimental animals. Read full text »

Stem cells as a breakthrough in stroke treatment?

Professor Keith Muir from Glasgow University claims that stem cells are a real chance for treatment of patients after a stroke. For years he and his team have been conducting research on usage of this method in practice. According to BBC he is currently trying to administer stem cells to the patients. The results turned out to be surprisingly good. Read full text »