CROI — Day 3: Selected highlights of NIH-supported research

The 18th Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections is being held at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston from February 27 through March 2. Day three of this major HIV/AIDS research conference included the following selected present…

Scientists reveal new insights into tendon injury

Scientists have discovered how tendons — the fibrous tissue that connects muscle to bone — become damaged through injury or the ageing process in what could lead to new treatments for people with tendon problems.
The University of Manchester t…

How long do stem cells live?

LA JOLLA, Calif., March 1, 2011 — When patients receive a bone marrow transplant, they are getting a new population of hematopoietic stem cells. Fresh stem cells are needed when a patient is low on red blood cells, as in anemia, or white blood cel…

New induced stem cells may unmask cancer at earliest stage

MADISON – By coaxing healthy and diseased human bone marrow to become embryonic-like stem cells, a team of Wisconsin scientists has laid the groundwork for observing the onset of the blood cancer leukemia in the laboratory dish.
“This is the first…

Painful hip fractures strike breast cancer survivors

CHICAGO — A hip fracture is not common in a 54-year-old woman, unless she is a 54-year-old breast cancer survivor, according to a new Northwestern Medicine study. Researchers found that a combination of early menopause due to breast cancer treatme…

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