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Tag: Fibroblasts

Heart DNA
Scientists from Duke University have found a way to make adult fibroblasts differentiate into cardiomyocytes, which might help develop better heart attack treatments [1]. The imperfect repair HeartThe heart is a four-chambered organ located between our lungs. Blood is pumped by the heart through two loops, one to the lungs, oxygenating the blood, and the...
Cells Under Microscope
A team of researchers publishing in Aging has developed a method of identifying senescent cells through their physical morphology, potentially making future senescence research much easier. Senescent cells look different Before modern biomarkers of senescence were eludicated, cell size was considered to be one of its defining features, and the researchers cite a 1969 paper...
Chest fibrosis
Scientists have created genetically engineered T cells that target activated cardiac fibroblasts in a transient manner, alleviating symptoms of cardiac injury [1]. HeartThe heart is a four-chambered organ located between our lungs. Blood is pumped by the heart through two loops, one to the lungs, oxygenating the blood, and the other out to the rest...
Scarring
Researchers have been trying to find out how to stop the formation of scars for decades, and now, thanks to a new mouse study, they are one step closer. Scars are a fast but poor repair Many of us have scars of one kind or another from accidents or surgery. As unpleasant as they are,...
Lungs in orange
Scientists have successfully reversed persistent lung fibrosis in mice by overexpressing the SIRT3 protein in lung macrophages [1]. Fibrosis: not knowing when to stop Fibrosis may be the true apex predator of humanity. According to one study, fibrotic diseases that cause organ failure are responsible for around 45% of all deaths in the United States...
Piglet
The latest research published in the Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine has reprogrammed pig fibroblast cells into neural progenitor cells.