5 Facts You Might Not Know About Stem Cells

Stem cells are undifferentiated cells with the ability to divide indefinitely and develop into specialized cells throughout the body. These cells have long been a research and therapeutic focus, with laboratories worldwide working to realize the cells’ potential in treating injury and disease. The field of stem cell research is rapidly progressing. But how well 

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X-ray crystallography reveals new antibiotic targets

Researchers at Oregon State University have used X-ray crystallography to take the first atomic-level images of a peroxiredoxin. These images, recently published in the journal Structure, may possibly contribute to a new approach to antibiotics. “Peroxiredoxins are found in animals, plants, and bacteria, and are proteins that are crucial for cell survival,” explained lead author 

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Recent progress in stem cell research

Stem cells are undifferentiated biological cells that can become specialized cells in various parts of the body and divide to produce more stem cells. The ability of these cells to regenerate tissues and organs of the body have made them a topic of great interest and research. Treatment with stem cells has the promise to treat a wide variety of diseases 

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Researchers identify Ebola replication requirements

A team of researchers has shown how a human protein pathway can control Ebola virus gene expression and replication, findings that provide a new therapeutic target for treating Ebola. The study, recently published in the journal mBio, utilized anti-Zaire Ebola virus antibodies made available on the Kerafast platform by the laboratory of Dr. Christopher F. 

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