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Tag: Fibrosis

November 25, 2020
Recent research published in Nature Biomedical Engineering has shown a way to dramatically improve the feasibility of transplanting therapeutic cells, particularly pancreatic islet cells, while protecting them from the recipient’s immune response. PancreasThe pancreas primarily functions as an exocrine and endocrine gland. It supports digestion by excreting digestive enzymes into the small intestines to break...
August 18, 2020
The Journal Club returns August 25th at 13:00 EDT live on our Facebook page where Dr. Oliver Medvedik will be taking a look at the new study by Dr. Maria Blasco from the CNIO, which shows that telomerase therapy can address fibrosis in normally aged mice and not just mouse models of the disease. Short/dysfunctional...
March 02, 2018
In the February edition of Journal Club, we talked about the new publication by Dr. Maria Blasco which demonstrates the reversal of pulmonary fibrosis in a new mouse model. This is an important step forward for the potential treatment of fibrosis as currently there are no effective cures for this disease. We also wrote an...
February 26, 2018
The next edition of Journal Club will be on March 1st, 2018 at 13:00 EST/18:00 UK live on our Facebook page. And yes, we know it's the February edition of the club and it's airing in March, but we could not broadcast sooner due to things happening at Cooper Union beyond our control; we will...
January 31, 2018
Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis is a disease associated with critically short telomeres, and it currently lacks a reliable and effective treatment. Researchers at the Telomere and Telomerase Group at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre (CNIO) have cured the disease in mice using telomerase therapy to lengthen short telomeres. A proof of concept for an effective...
September 21, 2017
One of the most intriguing questions in biology discusses why some animals can regenerate their major body parts, such as hearts and limbs, and others cannot. A new study led by Dr. James Godwin from the MDI Biological Laboratory suggests that the innate immune system could be the answer. Secrets revealed in salamander study A...