Factors behind embryonic stem cell state

Embryonic stem cells (ESC) have the ability to self-renew, and, being pluripotent have the potential to create almost any cell type in the body. The embryonic stem cell state is established and maintained by multiple

New potential therapeutic target for pancreatic cancer discovered: Study demonstrates role of protein syndecan-1 in regulation of KRAS gene

Cancer cells demand enormous amounts of molecular “food” to survive and grow, and a study published March 27 online in Nature by researchers at The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center may have identified

Guardians of the synapse: Scientists identify a new role for nerve-supporting cells: Schwann cells protect nerves against blood clotting factors that cause degeneration

Salk researchers have found, for the first time, that a blood-clotting protein can, unexpectedly, degrade nerves — and how nerve-supporting glial cells, including Schwann cells, provide protection. The findings, published March 14, 2019, in the

Researchers 3D bio-print a model that could lead to improved anticancer drugs and treatments: Researchers create the first 3D in vitro model capable of isolating specific metastatic cells

University of Minnesota researchers have developed a way to study cancer cells which could lead to new and improved treatment. They have developed a new way to study these cells in a 3D in vitro

How a fungus can cripple the immune system: Research team clarifies the mechanism of gliotoxin, a mycotoxin from the fungus Aspergillus fumigatus

It is everywhere — and it is extremely dangerous for people with a weakened immune system. The fungus Aspergillus fumigatus occurs virtually everywhere on Earth, as a dark grey, wrinkled cushion on damp walls or