Cell Labelling via Photobleaching: A precious ally for scientific research
May 24, 2016
(University of Montreal) A multidisciplinary team of researchers gives birth to a unique method that enables instant, specific labeling of individual cells, Cell Labelling via Photobleaching (CLaP). This method will become ...
Scientists create painless patch of insulin-producing beta cells to control diabetes
Mar 14, 2016
For decades, researchers have tried to duplicate the function of beta cells, the tiny insulin-producing entities that don't work properly in patients with diabetes. Insulin injections provide painful and often imperfect substitutes. ...
Pairing pain medicine with metal ions to battle cancer
Feb 17, 2016
Fighting chemoresistant cancer remains a huge challenge that scientists are tackling from as many angles as they can. One alternative approach involves pairing two groups of compounds—pain medicine and metal ions—that ...
Hydrogels can put stem cells to sleep
Feb 10, 2016
Unlike normal cells, stem cells are pluripotent—they can become any cell type, which makes them powerful potential treatments for diseases such as diabetes, leukemia and age-related blindness. However, maintaining this ...
Researcher's quest to understand cancer by unraveling the mysteries of cell division
Feb 03, 2016
There comes a defining moment for many scientists that divides their lives into before, and after. Neil Ganem remembers that moment. He was a PhD candidate at Dartmouth Medical School, with vague ideas of studying "some sort ...
Squeezing cells into stem cells
Jan 11, 2016
EPFL scientists have developed a new method that turns cells into stem cells by "squeezing" them. The method paves the way for large-scale production of stem cells for medical purposes.
New study shows inhibiting copper chaperones reduces tumor cell proliferation
Nov 20, 2015 report
(Phys.org)—Researchers from several institutions have found that copper trafficking chaperones are a good target for suppressing tumor growth without affecting healthy cells.
Researchers develop natural protein cage for improved cancer drug delivery
Oct 26, 2015
Washington State University researchers have developed a unique, tiny protein cage to deliver nasty chemotherapy chemicals directly to cancer cells. Direct delivery could improve treatment and lessen what can be horrendous ...
Brazilian wasp venom kills cancer cells by opening them up
Sep 01, 2015
The social wasp Polybia paulista protects itself against predators by producing venom known to contain a powerful cancer-fighting ingredient. A Biophysical Journal study published September 1 reveals exactly how the venom's ...
Researchers unveil DNA-guided 3-D printing of human tissue
Aug 31, 2015
A UCSF-led team has developed a technique to build tiny models of human tissues, called organoids, more precisely than ever before using a process that turns human cells into a biological equivalent of LEGO bricks. These ...