Category Archives: Regenerative Medicine News and General Information

Researchers 3D-Print Functional Human Brain Tissue

A team of University of Wisconsin-Madison scientists has developed the first 3D-printed brain tissue that can grow and function like typical brain tissue. Printing methods have limited the success of previous attempts to print brain tissue, according to Zhang and Yuanwei Yan, a scientist in Zhang’s lab. Instead of using the traditional 3D-printing approach, stacking […]

Potential Link Between High Maternal Cortisol and Unpredicted Birth Complications

Washington State University researchers measured the stress hormone cortisol in hair samples of 53 women in their third trimester. Of that group, 13 women who had elevated cortisol levels later experienced unpredicted birth complications, such as an early birth or hemorrhaging. “There was otherwise nothing about these women that would suggest a disease or anything […]

Nanofiber Bandages Speed Healing

Cornell University researchers have identified a new way to harness the antioxidant and antibacterial properties of a botanical compound to make nanofiber-coated cotton bandages that fight infection and help wounds heal more quickly. The findings are especially important given the increasing prevalence of multidrug-resistant bacteria. Cotton gauze is one of the most common wound dressings; […]

Aggression in People With Dementia

Immigrants living with dementia were more likely to present with agitation and aggression compared with their non-immigrant counterparts, a new study by Edith Cowan University (ECU) in collaboration with The Dementia Centre, HammondCare, found. Researchers from ECU’s Centre for Research in Aged Care and HammondCare’s The Dementia Centre noted that behaviours and psychological symptoms of […]

Researchers Identify Potential Way to Treat Genetic Epilepsy by Replacing ‘Lost’ Enzyme

CDD causes seizures and impaired development in children, and medications are limited to managing symptoms rather than tackling the root cause of the disease. The disorder involves losing the function of a gene producing the CDKL5 enzyme, which phosphorylates proteins, meaning it adds an extra phosphate molecule to alter their function. Following recent research from […]

Focused Ultrasound Could Reach Deep into the Brain to Relieve Pain

But what if you could ease pain by non-invasively manipulating a spot inside your brain where pain is registered? A new study by Wynn Legon, assistant professor at the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, and his team points to that possibility. The study found soundwaves from low-intensity focused ultrasound aimed at a place deep […]

Effective Long-Term Lupus Treatment?

Australian researchers have worked out how to fix a defect that causes lupus, and hope their world-first discovery will offer effective long-term treatment. Published in Nature Communications, the Monash University-led study found a way to reprogram the defective cells of lupus patients with protective molecules from healthy people. Using human cells, the new treatment restores […]

Cell Therapy Shows Promise for ARDS

Promising trial results indicate that a new type of cell therapy could imrove the prognosis of those who are critically ill with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) resulting from severe Covid-19. Published in the journal Nature Communications, Professor Justin Stebbing of Anglia Ruskin University (ARU) is the joint senior author of the new study investigating […]

Cannabis Use Could Increase Asthma Rates

Asthma is more common among high school students who use cannabis, relative to those who do not and the prevalence of asthma increases with the frequency of its use among the students, according to a new study.  Data were drawn from the 2019 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System, a CDC national high school survey, which […]

Tomato Juice’s Antimicrobial Properties Can Kill Salmonella

Tomato juice can kill Salmonella Typhi and other bacteria that can harm people’s digestive and urinary tract health, according to new research. Salmonella Typhi is a deadly human-specific pathogen that causes typhoid fever. First, the researchers, in laboratory experiments, checked to see if tomato juice really does kill Salmonella Typhi. Once they ascertained it did, […]