Scientists design way to track steps of cells’ development

Scientists have developed a new tool described as a ‘flight data recorder’ for developing cells, illuminating the paths cells take as they progress from one type to another. This cellular tracking device could one day help scientists guide cells along the right paths to regenerate certain tissues or organs, or help researchers understand the wrong turns some cells might take on their way to becoming cancerous.
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Not one disease: Researchers classify Alzheimer’s patients in six subgroups

Researchers studying Alzheimer’s disease have created an approach to classify patients with Alzheimer’s disease, a finding that may open the door for personalized treatments.
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New method for studying ALS more effectively

The neurodegenerative disease ALS causes motor neuron death and paralysis. However, long before the cells die, they lose contact with the muscles as their axons atrophy. Researchers have now devised a new method that radically improves the ability to study axons and thus to better understand the pathological development of ALS.
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Maintaining the unlimited potential of stem cells

Scientists have discovered a new protein complex that keeps the brakes on stem cells, allowing them to maintain their indefinite potential. The new complex, called GBAF, could provide a future target for regenerative medicine.
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New understanding of mysterious ‘hereditary swelling’

For the first time ever, biomedical researchers have unveiled cellular defects that lead to the rare disease hereditary angioedema (HAE), where patients experience recurrent episodes of swelling that requires immediate treatment. This new understanding is an important step towards gene therapy for patients.
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New generation of therapeutics based on understanding of aging biology show promise for Alzheimer’s disease

A scientific strategy that explores therapeutic targets based on the biology of aging is gaining ground as an effective approach to prevent and treat Alzheimer’s disease.
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