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
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...
Personalizing Recovery From ‘Lost’ Limbs MU researcher awarded $1.5 million grant from Department of Defense to gather real-life data on limb function. Read more...
Train Your Body to Work Out—or Just Hang Out—in Colder Weather According to a host of scientists, professors and trainers who are experts on the physiological impact of frigid weather on humans. Adapting to cold isn’t fun— who loves to shiver?—but it’s possible, scientists say. And as a bonus: Cold,
Engineering Stem Cells to Treat Bone Cancer Over the past decades, stem cells are being broadly used as regenerative medicine for repairing or replacing tissues that are damaged due to injury or diseases. With the advancement in stem cell therapy, scientists have now engineered stem cells that can effectively treat
Younger Knee Replacement Patients More Likely to Require Reoperation than Those 60 and Older Knee replacement surgery, also known as total knee arthroplasty (TKA), is increasing among patients 65 and younger. One study projects a potential 183% increase in the number of TKA and revision TKA surgeries by the year
HHS Officially Extends COVID-19 Public Health Emergency Again Ahead of Upcoming Expiration Date Health and Human Services has officially extended its COVID-19 public health emergency declaration for another 90 days ahead of the Oct. 23 expiration date. Read more...
Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded to Scientists Who Discovered CRISPR Gene Editing Tool for ‘Rewriting the Code of Life’
Nobel Prize in Chemistry Awarded to Scientists Who Discovered CRISPR Gene Editing Tool for 'Rewriting the Code of Life' The Nobel Prize in Chemistry has been awarded to Emmanuelle Charpentier and Jennifer A. Doudna for the development of a method for genome editing. They discovered one of gene technology's sharpest tools:
Coronavirus Reinfections: Three Questions Scientists Are Asking When news broke last week that a man living in Hong Kong had been infected with the coronavirus again, months after recovering from a previous bout of COVID-19, immunologist Akiko Iwasaki had an unusual reaction. “I was really kind of happy,” she says.