A new research project investigates the possibilities of using stem cells therapies against neurodegenerative diseases
Huntington’s Disease is a rare neurological disorder with no effective treatment, yet. But there is hope, at least for the future, coming from a number of research endeavours in Italy and Great Britain.
New biomarkers will follow disease progress and rapidly detect effects of a novel drug.
Prof. Alain Privat, Research Director at the French National Institute of Health and Medical Research (INSERM) and his team were the first to demonstrate the presence of stem cells in adult human spinal cords
Professor Walter Gehring’s discovery of the Pax-6 gene, is now widely regarded as the surprising confirmation of the single origin of an organ as perfect as this, which Darwin had passionately postulated but found especially hard to defend
New genetic discoveries explain how it is possible to build very different kinds of eyes with the same genes
Prof. Thomas Klockgether, head of the Department of Neurology, of the University Hospital Bonn describes how research progress is providing useful insight into the functioning of a rare hereditary disease: Ataxia
Nineteen years after the identification of mutations in the gene which cause cystic fibrosis, European researchers have identified fifteen potential repair molecules
A team of European researchers recently discovered how the regulation of progenitor cell proliferation and differentiation in highly regenerative tissues, such as skin and muscles, spins out of control
European researchers explore the possibility to repair a heart after a myocardial infarction by an infusion of progenitor cells and developing a vaccination against atherosclerosis
The Plurigenes project, involving 7 European labs plus a start-up, impressed scientists around the world by showing that normal skin cells can be reprogrammed to an embryonic state in mice
For a neurodegenerative disease that strikes later in life with neuronal dysfunction and subsequent cell death by showing a mind-boggling heterogeneity of subtypes, spinocerebellar ataxia had not been adequately tackled for a long time
Researchers and scientists foresee to improve radically the ability of adult stem cells to treat patients with serious diseases, thus increasing hope in people waiting for organ transplantation
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