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Stem cells breathe new life into lungs

For the first time, scientists have succeeded in transforming human stem cells into functional lung and airway cells, an advance that could lead to the growth of lung tissue for transplantation – with no risk of rejection. The breakthrough, by researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, is reported in the journal Nature Biotechnology. “Researchers have […]

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Bone marrow transplant cures mental illness

For the first time, a team of geneticists has shown that there is a direct cause-and-effect link between a psychiatric disorder and the immune system, a discovery that could lead to new treatments for mental illness. “We’re showing there is a direct relationship between a psychiatric disorder and the cells named microglia that are derived […]

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