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Cells Combating a Deadly Lung Disease

Nagoya, Japan — Single-cell RNA sequencing has revealed a subset of cells that could provide protection from a rare, but severely debilitating and fatal, lung disease. The findings were published by...

Self-Organizing Human Heart Organoids

Vienna, Austria — Biologist Sasha Mendjan at the Austrian Academy of Sciences in Vienna and his team have used human pluripotent stem cells to grow sesame-seed-sized heart models, called cardioids,...

A Step Toward Helping Patients Breathe Deeply

La Jolla, CA — Your lungs and airways need to be stretchy, sort of like balloons. Take a big breath, and they’ll open right up.  Damaged lungs can’t open properly. Patients with asthma,...

Turning Cells Against Pancreatic Cancer

Cold Spring Harbor, NY — Pancreatic cancer has a grim prognosis. It is usually detected after the disease has spread, and chemotherapy tends to do little to slow the cancer’s growth. Even with...

Scientists Detect New Ovarian Cancer Target

Houston, TX — Researchers at Houston Methodist Research Institute and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have found a prescription drug, Calcitriol, approved by the Food and Drug Administration...

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