Aug 14, 2015------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
How can labor contractions keep growing stronger?
Scientists, for the first time, have identified a mechanism in muscle cells of the uterus that explain how contractions in childbirth grow stronger.
Aug 13, 2015------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Resurrecting ancient viruses to improve gene therapy
Researchers have reconstructed an ancient virus that is highly effective at delivering gene therapy to the liver, muscle, and retina. This discovery could potentially be used to design safer gene therapies that are more potent than those currently available.
Aug 12, 2015------News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Skin stem cells coaxed to become Schwann cells
Scientists use a combination of small molecules to turn cells isolated from human skin into Schwann cells - the specialized cells which support nerves and play a role in nerve repair.
Aug 11, 2015-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
How a single genetic mutation can cause autism
New research shows the precise cell mechanisms that lead to autism disorder, and an existing drug which might help thousands of people with autism.
Aug 10, 2015-----News Archive—Latest research covered daily, archived weekly
Surprising light on genetic causes for cerebral palsy
Cerebral palsy has historically been considered to be caused by birth asphyxia, stroke or perhaps infections in the developing brain of babies. Now, a new Canadian study has uncovered strong evidence for genetic causes of cerebral palsy.