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Making Better Mesenchymal Stem Cells

By | March 27, 2014

Scientists generate a new crop of stem cells that show therapeutic potential in mouse models of autoimmune diseases.

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Vitamin A’s Influence on Immunity

By | March 19, 2014

Exposure to vitamin A in the womb influences immune system development and lifelong ability to fight infections, a mouse study shows. 

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Saving Failing Hearts

By | March 12, 2014

Inhibiting a small regulatory RNA appears to improve cardiac function in mice with surgically induced heart problems.

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FDA Considers Three-Way Babies

By | February 26, 2014

The agency is soliciting opinions on a new technology that has the potential to circumvent mitochondrial diseases by producing embryos using DNA from three people.

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Opinion: Translational Biotechnology

By | February 17, 2014

Regulators must consider both the promise and potential pitfalls of new technologies when determining whether to move them into clinical trials.

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Week in Review: February 3–7

By | February 7, 2014

Federal stem cell regulations vary; Salmonella exploit host immune system; microglia help maintain synaptic connections; prosthesis re-creates feeling of touch

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Immune Response Promotes Infection

By | February 6, 2014

Salmonella enterica can exploit a standard immune response in mice to promote its own growth.

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Unauthorized HIV Trial Leader Fined

By | February 3, 2014

A Spanish researcher faces a penalty after conducting a study for which he never obtained proper approvals or insurance.

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Pruning Synapses Improves Brain Connections

By | February 2, 2014

Without microglia to pluck off unwanted synapses in early life, mouse brains develop with weaker connections, leading to altered social behavior.

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J&J to Share Trial Data

By | January 31, 2014

The pharmaceutical giant teams up with Yale University to make raw clinical data available to researchers.

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