Different mutations in a single gene can wreak many types of havoc in brain cells

Mount Sinai researchers have found that different mutations in a single gene can have myriad effects on a person’s health, suggesting that gene therapies may need to do more than just replenish the missing or dysfunctional protein the gene is supposed to encode, according to a study published in Nature Genetics in November.advertisement “You have to fully […]

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Saccharin derivatives give cancer cells a not-so-sweet surprise

Saccharin received a bad rap after studies in the 1970s linked consumption of large amounts of the artificial sweetener to bladder cancer in laboratory rats. Later, research revealed that these findings were not relevant to people. And in a complete turnabout, recent studies indicate that saccharin can actually kill human cancer cells. Now, researchers reporting […]

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Tendon stem cells could revolutionize injury recovery

Illustration of knee anatomy (stock image).Credit: © BigBlueStudio / Adobe Stock The buildup of scar tissue makes recovery from torn rotator cuffs, jumper’s knee, and other tendon injuries a painful, challenging process, often leading to secondary tendon ruptures. New research led by Carnegie’s Chen-Ming Fan and published in Nature Cell Biology reveals the existence of tendon stem cells […]

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What keeps cells in shape? New research points to two types of motion

Illustration of human cell (stock image).Credit: © Sebastian Kaulitzki / Adobe Stock The health of cells is maintained, in part, by two types of movement of their nucleoli, a team of scientists has found. This dual motion within surrounding fluid, it reports, adds to our understanding of what contributes to healthy cellular function and points to […]

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