Ninety percent of cancer deaths are related to metastasis, making research to understand its causes and identify potential ways to prevent it very important. In a new Nature Communications study, scientists at the Georgia Cancer Center at Augusta University report that cancer can hijack a certain type of immature immune cell to help it spread.
Stem cells are heavily studied and used as both therapies and disease models. In a recent paper, published in The American Journal of Human Genetics, researchers demonstrated the use of stem cells to study a neurological disease that is the result of several different types of mutations. Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease Pelizaeus-Merzbacher Disease (PMD) is a rare
We recently wrote about a Nature study in which scientists identified a human monoclonal antibody able to protect pregnant mice and their developing fetuses from Zika virus infection. The research was led by Dr. James E. Crowe of Vanderbilt University, whose CD40L Expressing Feeder Cell Line, used to generate B cell cultures yielding human monoclonal
Organ transplantation and donation are critical in saving the lives of thousands of people annually. Currently, more than 100,000 people are on an organ donation list waiting for a lifesaving transplant. Despite advances in medicine and awareness of organ donation, there continues to be a shortage of available organs and nearly 22 people a day