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December 14, 2012--------News Archive

Congenital Heart Defects Could Have Their Origin During Very Early Pregnancy
The origins of congenital heart defects could be traced right back to the first stages of embryonic development

Stem Cell “Sticky Spots” Recreated by Scientists
Randomly distributed sticky spots which are integral to the development of stem cells by maximising adhesion and acting as internal scaffolding have been artificially recreated by experts for the first time

New Study Sheds Light on How Cells Transport Materials Along Crowded Intercellular 'Highways'
The study by physicists provides new insights into a cellular system whose failure can lead to neurodegenerative diseases and cancer

December 13, 2012--------News Archive

Stem Cell Banks Envisioned for Regenerative Medicine
Stem cell “banks” could serve as a valuable resource for emerging treatments in the field of regenerative medicine according to a panel of international experts who gathered at UCSF for a stem cell conference

Drug Resistant Leukemia Stem Cells May be Source of Genetic Chaos
Researchers have found that a source of mounting genomic chaos, or instability, common to chronic myeloid leukemia (CML) may lie in a pool of leukemia stem cells that are immune to treatment with potent targeted anticancer drugs

Biocompatible Patch to Heal Infants With Congenital Heart Defects
A painstaking effort to create a biocompatible patch to heal infant hearts is paying off at Rice University and Texas Children's Hospital

December 12, 2012--------News Archive

Postpartum Women Less Stressed by Threats Unrelated to Baby
Following the birth of a child, new mothers may have an altered perception of stresses around them, showing less interest in threats unrelated to the baby

What Causes Hot Flushes During Menopause?
Hot flushes are not 'in the head,' but new research suggests they may start there; a region in the brain has been identified that may trigger the uncomfortable surges of heat most women experience in the first few years of menopause

Stem Cell Research Provides Hope for Infertile Cancer Survivors
Radiation and chemotherapy can pack a powerful punch against all kinds of cancers. Those who survive, however, are often left with bad news - their treatments have rendered them infertile

December 11, 2012--------News Archive

Formula, Not Breast Milk, Toxic to In-Vitro Cells
Free fatty acids created in the digestion of infant formula cause cell death that may contribute to necrotizing enterocolitis, a severe intestinal condition often fatal, occuring most commonly in premature infants

Overweight Pregnant Women Not Getting Proper Weight-Gain Advice
Overweight women are not receiving proper advice on healthy weight gains or appropriate exercise levels during their pregnancies, according to Penn State College of Medicine researchers

From Fish to Man: Research Reveals How Fins Became Legs
Vertebrates' transition to living on land represented a major event in the history of life on earth – and reveals the role of the gene Hoxd13 in the determination of body parts

December 10, 2012--------News Archive

Secrets of Gentle Touch Revealed
In fruit flies, UCSF researchers uncover the molecular basis of our most mysterious physical sense

Oxygen Deprivation Before Birth and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
Children who had in-utero oxygen deprevation to the brain, were significantly more likely to develop attention deficit hyperactivity disorder later in life as compared to unexposed children

Engineered Immune Cells Produce Complete Response in Aggressive Pediatric Leukemia
Oncologist achieves potent anticancer effect with engineered T cell therapy on first use in children

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