New techniques have produced, for the first time, functional arterial cells at both the quality and scale to be relevant for disease modeling and clinical application.
A researcher found a tomato plant can make itself taste so horrible that a caterpillar, which would typically munch on its leaves, might eat another caterpillar instead.
An engineering team has developed a new way to seed biomedical devices with agents that promote tissue growth and healing.
Experiments suggest it could help people who must obtain "enteral nutrition" — often due to swallowing problems related to cancer, neurological disease, surgery or developmental delay.
“It’s sobering," says researcher Ted Golos. "If microcephaly is the tip of the iceberg for babies infected in pregnancy, the rest of the iceberg may be bigger than we’ve imagined.”
Her responsibilities include serving as the institutional official for the human subjects and animal research programs, and overseeing the stem cell oversight program.
The new finding by the UW–Madison Waisman Center could change the way scientists think about and try to solve the rare, fatal disorder.
Scientists from the Morgridge Institute for Research and UW–Madison are studying whether stem cell differentiation rates can be accelerated in the lab and made available to patients faster.
Listeria makes about 1,600 Americans sick each year — a relatively small number, but a group heavy on newborn babies and older adults with undeveloped or weak immune systems.
The microorganisms that reside in the gut work in tandem with the genes of a host organism to regulate insulin secretion, a key variable in the onset of diabetes.
The prospect of regenerating bone lost to cancer or trauma is a step closer to the clinic.
Settling a persistent scientific controversy, a long-awaited report shows that restricting calories does indeed help rhesus monkeys live longer, healthier lives.
Thirteen cats in a New York City shelter have tested positive for influenza A. One of them has died.
The upshot of the study is another indictment of the so-called Western diet, high in saturated fats, sugar and red meat.
The prospect of creating artery “banks” could transform treatment of many common heart and vascular ailments. But it’s a big leap from concept to reality.
The first target for Co-D is angiosarcoma, a rare and lethal cancer that arises from blood vessels.
The promise of stem cells to treat cardiovascular disease may soon be a step closer to overcoming the last big hurdle before trials in human patients.
Researchers have found a switch that redirects helper cells in the peripheral nervous system into "repair" mode. A new study suggests tactics that might assist recovery after physical injury.
Microlyte, patented by Imbed Biosciences, will compete in the $2 billion market sector of "advanced wound dressings," which are used to treat ulcers, burns, bedsores and other difficult wounds.
Two specific toxins — including the popular drug Botox — have multiple uses for treating many neuromuscular conditions, including frown lines, disabling muscle spasms and migraine headaches.