Stem Cell Breakthrough Brings Baldness Cure One Step Closer A breakthrough study from scientists at Japan's RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research has homed in on the specific characteristics of stem cells in the skin responsible for hair cell regeneration and also identified the optimal ingredients to generate continual hair
Why Poor Diversity in Medical Research Threatens Health Equity When it comes to public health or medical research, there shouldn’t be any study about minority communities that doesn’t include minority communities. In failing to engage with stakeholders from racial, gender, or other underrepresented groups, researchers run the risk of perpetuating
Scientists to Explore Whether Anti-Inflammatory Drugs Control Blood Sugar Inflammation and metabolic disorders are deeply intertwined. For example, people with inflammatory conditions such as Crohn’s disease and psoriasis are at risk of developing metabolic disorders such as insulin resistance and diabetes. However troubling that connection might seem, it also might
Potential for Stem Cells to Repair Myelin Focus of University Toronto Team Teams of scientists at the University of Toronto are sharing a nearly CA$21 million (about $16.36 million) award into research that might lead to self-repair treatments for multiple sclerosis (MS) and other neurological disorders, the university announced in
Cats May Help Increase Empathy, Decrease Anxiety for Kids with Autism As a former school nurse in the Columbia Public Schools, Gretchen Carlisle would often interact with students with disabilities who took various medications or had seizures throughout the day. At some schools, the special education teacher would bring in
How Does the Immune System Keep Tabs on the Brain? Alzheimer’s disease, multiple sclerosis, autism, schizophrenia and many other neurological and psychiatric conditions have been linked to inflammation in the brain. There’s growing evidence that immune cells and molecules play a key role in normal brain development and function as
As Virus Grows Stealthier, Vaccine Makers Reconsider Battle Plans Vaccines by Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech effectively protect recipients. But in a worrying sign, they are slightly less effective against a variant found in South Africa. Read more...
Okorodudu Follows the Lead of His Mentor in Inspiring Black Students to Pursue Medicine One day, when Dale Okorodudu, MD ’10, was an undergraduate student at the University of Missouri, he stopped by the office of Ellis Ingram, MD. A fixture at the MU School of Medicine for four decades
Studies Suggest Vaccinated People Protected From New Covid-19 Variants New research out this week provides reassuring evidence that people vaccinated against coronavirus will be protected against emerging new variants of the virus. Read more...
Killing Cancer by Unleashing the Body’s Own Immune System The body’s immune system is the first line of defense against infections like bacteria, viruses or cancers. Some cancers, however, have developed the art of molecular deception to avoid destruction by the body’s immune system. However, a University of Missouri researcher