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RNA Molecules: Scientists Prevent Heart Failure in Mice

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[28/09/2012] Cardiac stress, for example a heart attack or high blood pressure, frequently leads to pathological heart growth and subsequently to heart failure. Two tiny RNA molecules play a key role in this detrimental development in mice, as researchers have now discovered.RNA Molecules: Scientists Prevent Heart Failure in Mice - Read more

Transplantation: Half of Kidney Recipients Are Minorities

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[20/09/2012] The largest United States multicenter study of living kidney transplant donor chains showed that 46 percent of recipients are minorities, a finding that allays previous fears that these groups would be disadvantaged by expansion of the donor pool through this type of exchange process.Transplantation: Half of Kidney Recipients Are Minorities - Read more

Stem Cells: Moving Toward Regeneration

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[03/09/2012] Stowers scientists show how pluripotent stem cells mobilize in wounded planarian worms, to better understand stem cell behaviour in regeneration and disease. Stem Cells: Moving Toward Regeneration - Read more

Project Artificial Heart: ”An absolutely reliable function has to be guaranteed over a long period of time“

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[08/08/2012] It is the dream of those who are on the waiting list for a donor heart: an artificial heart that can be immediately implanted as needed and thus saves lives. ReinHeart is the name of the artificial heart system that is currently being developed at the Institute for Applied Medical Technology at RWTH Aachen University (AME). Project Artificial Heart: ”An absolutely reliable function has to be guaranteed over a long period of time“ - Read more

Beating Heart: Trafficking of Immune Cells

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[16/07/2012] Now, working in mice, surgeons and scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, have captured the first images of a beating heart at a resolution so detailed they can track individual immune cells swarming into the heart muscle, causing inflammation.Beating Heart: Trafficking of Immune Cells - Read more

Retina Transplantation: Manipulating Recipient Retinal Microenvironment

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[13/07/2012] A research team in the United Kingdom has found that insulin-like growth factor (IGF1) impacts cell transplantation of photoreceptor precursors by manipulating the retinal recipient microenvironment, enabling better migration and integration of the cells into the adult mouse retina. Retina Transplantation: Manipulating Recipient Retinal Microenvironment - Read more

Inflammation: How Infection Can Lead to Cancer

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[13/06/2012] One of the biggest risk factors for liver, colon or stomach cancer is chronic inflammation of those organs, often caused by viral or bacterial infections. A new study from Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) offers the most comprehensive look yet at how such infections provoke tissues into becoming cancerous.Inflammation: How Infection Can Lead to Cancer - Read more

Prenatal Medicine - Safely Through Pregnancy

Providing the best conditions for the unborn life - that is the goal of prenatal medicine. However, a lot of questions have to be considered, because a diagnosis does not always offer an opportunity for therapy.Prenatal Medicine - Safely Through Pregnancy - Read more

Nerve Fibres: Glial Cells Pass on Metabolites to Neurons

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[11/05/2012] Klaus Armin and his research group from the Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine in Göttingen, Germany, have now discovered possible mechanisms by which these glial cells in the brain can support their associated axons and keep them alive in the long term.Nerve Fibres: Glial Cells Pass on Metabolites to Neurons - Read more

Fibrosis: Scarring Cells Revert to Inactive State as Liver Heals

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[09/05/2012] An international team of scientists, led by researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine, show that significant numbers of myofibroblasts – cells that produce the fibrous scarring in chronic liver injury – revert to an inactive phenotype as the liver heals.Fibrosis: Scarring Cells Revert to Inactive State as Liver Heals - Read more