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New patches made with human cells help boost recovery from heart attack

New patches made with human cells help boost recovery from heart attack

The research was conducted by Jianyi `Jay` Zhang, from University of Alabama at Birmingham Biomedical Engineering, a joint department of the UAB School of Medicine and the UAB School of Engineering.Each patch is 1.57 by 0.79 inches in size and nearly as thick as a dime. 

Jan 13, 2018, 15:52 PM IST
Scientists reverse ageing in old human cells in breakthrough study

Scientists reverse ageing in old human cells in breakthrough study

The research, published in the journal BMC Cell Biology, has the potential to lead to therapies which could help people age better, without experiencing some of the degenerative effects of getting old.

Nov 09, 2017, 11:01 AM IST
Neurons that are 'master controller' of habits identified

Neurons that are 'master controller' of habits identified

The findings, published in the journal eLife, may point towards new treatments for addiction or compulsive behaviour in humans.

Sep 07, 2017, 15:58 PM IST
Researchers develop new method to 3D print living tissues

Researchers develop new method to 3D print living tissues

In a step towards helping repair damaged body parts, scientists in Britain have developed a new method to 3D-print laboratory-grown cells to form living structures.

Aug 16, 2017, 18:49 PM IST
New technology can reverse ageing in human cells

New technology can reverse ageing in human cells

Researchers focused on telomeres, which are found at the tip of each chromosome, like the tip of a shoelace, holding the chromosome together.

Aug 01, 2017, 15:57 PM IST

Types of HIV carried by chimps can infect humans: Study

A new study led by researchers have found the evidence that strains of chimpanzee-carried simian immunodeficiency virus (SIV) and even the forms of HIV, can infect human cells.

Jul 23, 2016, 10:37 AM IST

Breakthrough in human cell transformation for better health

The fuller understanding, at the molecular level of cell production leading on from this, may allow the researchers to grow whole organs from somebody's own cells, the findings, published in Nature Genetics, showed.

Jan 24, 2016, 16:31 PM IST

Our bodies don't harbour more bacteria than human cells

If you were convinced till now that your body has more bacteria (good and bad) and other microbes than human cells, it is time to revisit the decades-old assumption, says a team of researchers from Israel and Canada.

Jan 12, 2016, 18:43 PM IST

Smokers, e- cigarettes can harm human cells

If you were thinking that electronic cigarettes are harmful for your health, then a recent study reveals that they can damage cells in ways that could lead to cancer and this damage can occur even with nicotine-free versions of the product.

Dec 30, 2015, 16:40 PM IST

Indian firm says 3D-printed liver tissue developed

A Bengaluru-based biotechnology start-up has developed a 3D-printed tissue that functions like a human liver and can one day be used for full-fledged liver transplants, according to the developers.

Dec 26, 2015, 00:11 AM IST

Bacteria use sugars to bind to human cells

Previous to this, the interaction was not thought possible or was considered a weak non-important interaction.

Dec 15, 2015, 16:26 PM IST

Protein that boosts immunity to viruses and cancer found

Scientists have discovered a protein that plays a central role in promoting immunity to viruses and cancer, an advance that may open the door to new therapies.

Apr 18, 2015, 13:43 PM IST

How human cells lifespan can be extended revealed

A new study has shed light on telomeres that are essential part of human cells that affect how our cells age, by extending them to slow down the cell aging process.

Jan 26, 2015, 18:23 PM IST

Functional tissue-engineered intestine grown from human cells

Scientists have used human cells to grow tissue-engineered small intestine which mimics key aspects of a functioning human gut.

Jan 11, 2015, 17:51 PM IST

Lab grown intestines come closer to reality

Researchers were recently able to grow a functional tissue-engineered intestine from human cells, it has been reported.

Jan 09, 2015, 12:42 PM IST
Human cells can 'feel' neighbours with fingers

Human cells can 'feel' neighbours with fingers

Human cells have finger-like projections that they use to feel their surroundings, says a study, adding that these can detect the chemical environment and can “feel” their physical surroundings using ultra-sensitive sensors.

Dec 26, 2014, 11:45 AM IST

Reprogramming fat cells to treat obesity

Using advanced genome sequencing technologies, researchers have uncovered the mechanism by which white fat cells from humans get reprogrammed to turn browner, thereby helping to burn fat.

Dec 14, 2014, 12:46 PM IST

Scientists snip out HIV virus from cultured human cells for first time

Scientists have designed a way to snip out the integrated HIV-1 genes for the very first time.

Jul 22, 2014, 13:38 PM IST

New way of overcoming human stem cell rejection discovered

Biologists have discovered an effective strategy that could prevent the human immune system from rejecting the grafts derived from human embryonic stem cells, a major problem now limiting the development of human stem cell therapies.

Jan 05, 2014, 15:11 PM IST

Altered gut microbiota could help predict diabetes

Researchers at the Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Sweden and Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden, have found that patients with type 2 diabetes have an altered gut microbiota.

Jun 04, 2013, 14:06 PM IST