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cytokine cell

Understanding inflammatory cytokine secretion

Professor Paige Lacy, PhD, at the University of Alberta, delves into inflammatory cytokine release and its function to aid the body’s natural responses.
blood transfusion

Research, innovation and health inequalities of blood transfusion

Open Access Government investigates the rudiments of blood transfusion, focussing on research in the field and health inequalities.
PC-3 human prostate cancer cells

Cancer research: The only way to avoid a cancer epidemic

Dr Lynn Turner, Director of Research at Worldwide Cancer Research, states that cancer research is the only way to avoid a cancer epidemic.
unlocking dark matter

Unlocking dark matter in our genome to fuel immune responses

Dr Helen M Rowe at the Centre for Immunobiology at the Queen Mary University of London looks towards unlocking dark matter for the potential to boost immune responses in humans.
genome remodelling

Unlocking dark matter for genome remodelling

Dr Helen Rowe, Senior Lecturer in Epigenetics, outlines the significance of research into dark matter and genome remodelling

Third known case of HIV remission after stem cell transplant

After receiving a cord blood stem cell transplant to treat acute myeloid leukaemia a woman with diagnosed HIV has had no detectable levels of HIV for 14 months

Secrets of the immune system could help unlock future MS treatments

Researchers have identified why certain cells in the body, known as Th17 cells can go rogue and promote the onset of MS
oculocutaneous albinism

New stem cell model of albinism to study related eye conditions

First patient-derived stem cell model for studying eye conditions related to oculocutaneous albinism developed by the National Eye Institute Lead author of the report, Doctor Aman George from the National Eye Institute (NEI) stated that “this ‘disease-in-a-dish’ system will help us understand how the absence of pigment in albinism leads...
exposure nanoparticles

The long-term effects of exposure to nanoparticles

In toxicology & health science focus, Ken Tachibana, Sanyo-Onoda City University in Japan, walks through the long-term effects of exposure to nanoparticles
stem cells

Stem cell therapy to treat brittle bone disease

Pascale V Guillot from Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health, provides further analysis of stem cell therapy for brittle bone disease
miRNAs in brain cancer therapy

miRNAs in brain cancer therapy – Mighty things from small beginnings grow

Dr Hernando Lopez-Bertoni at the Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins School of medicine, discusses the development of miRNAs in brain cancer therapy
treat osteogenesis imperfecta

Stem cell & gene therapy to treat osteogenesis imperfecta: hype or hope

Pascale V Guillot from University College London, Elizabeth Garrett Anderson Institute for Women’s Health, explains stem cell and gene therapy to treat osteogenesis imperfecta, but is this hype or hope?
regenerative cell therapeutics

The future of regenerative cell therapeutics

Tobias Deuse, Cardiac Surgeon and Scientist at University of California San Francisco, reveals to us the future of regenerative cell therapeutics.
cured of HIV, living with HIV

‘London patient’ becomes second person permanently cured of HIV

The 'London patient' joins the 'Berlin patient' as the second person in history to be cured of HIV, which is achieved via transplant of rare HIV-resistant stem cells.
adult brain, vascular therapies

Vascular therapies for mental health disorders

Here, Dr Anju Vasudevan, discusses two distinct vascular therapies in the prenatal, postnatal, and adult brain to combat mental illness.
umbilical cord

Umbilical cord stem cells have the potential to treat COVID-19

Studies suggest that the use of mesenchymal stem cells collected from umbilical cord blood and tissue are a safe and effective way to alleviate symptoms of coronavirus and promote fast recovery.

April 2020 North America Analysis

In this North America April 2020 edition, David Goff at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, details the support for heart and vascular health research.
Metabolism and Diabetes

Understanding the Canadian Institutions of Health Research and Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes

In this article, our thoughts are directed towards understanding the Canadian Institutions of Health Research (CIHR) and The Institute of Nutrition, Metabolism and Diabetes (INMD).
human gene research, gene editing

China: New regulations for human gene research

Here, Jaqueline Zhao and Tim Jackson discuss the new regulations coming into force for China in 2019, after the gene-editing scandal which created international headlines.
child with cerebral palsy

Smart Cells release 21st Stem Cell Samples to treat a child with Cerebral Palsy

The latest release of Stem Cell Samples from Smart Cells was used to treat a child with Cerebral Palsy at Duke University Hospital, in the United States.

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