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Cell therapy could replace need for kidney transplants

Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine (WFIRM) scientists are working on a promising approach for treatment of chronic kidney disease — regeneration of damaged tissues using therapeutic cells. By harnessing the unique properties of human amniotic fluid-derived stem cells, WFIRM scientists have demonstrated that the cells could potentially help recover organ function in a pre-clinical […]

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Simple urine test allows for rapid diagnosis of preeclampsia

Researchers with The Ohio State University College of Medicine, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and Nationwide Children’s Hospital have found that a simple urine test can rapidly detect one of the world’s deadliest pregnancy-related conditions, which could have a major impact on global health. In an effort to reduce illness and deaths among […]

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Secrets of early life revealed from less than half a teaspoon of blood: Pioneering technology could pave the way for improved newborn vaccines

A global team of scientists have mapped the developmental pathway of a newborn’s life for the first time. The research, published in Nature Communications, could transform our understanding of health and disease in babies. Co-led by the MRC Unit The Gambia at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, the new study included lifting […]

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Creating more potent cancer therapy using ‘theranostics’

A City of Hope scientist and his colleagues have developed a user-friendly approach to creating “theranostics” — therapy combined with diagnostics — that target specific tumors and diseases. Key to the process are molecules called metallocorroles, which serve as versatile platforms for the development of drugs and imaging agents. City of Hope’s John Termini, Ph.D., […]

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The delicate balance of treating growing but brittle bones

Turning off a bone receptor protein could potentially treat osteoporosis in children without affecting bone growth. Osteoporosis is a medical condition that causes bones to become fragile and brittle. It is a major health problem worldwide, mainly affecting adults. However, children can also rarely be affected as a result of other diseases or genetic disorders. […]