• Uncovering the early origins of Huntingtons disease
    With new findings, scientists may be poised to break a long impasse in research on Huntingtons disease, a fatal hereditary disorder for which there is currently no treatment.

  • Record-breaking gene edit disables 13,200 LINE-1 Transposons in a single cell
    An international team of researchers has succeeded in making 13,200 edits to a single cell—and the cell survived. In their paper uploaded to the bioRxiv preprint server, the team describes the edits they made, how they did it and why.

  • Stem Cells Could Prevent Tissue Damage Caused by Radiotherapy
    A new study in STEM CELLS Translational Medicine indicates mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) are a safe and innovative option to heal normal tissue following radiotherapy. Alain Chapel, Ph.D., and Annette Larsen, DVM, Ph.D., of the Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM) in France led the team that conducted this research.

  • Defective glial cells can push neurons toward Parkinsons disease
    Researchers from the University of Barcelona have shown that defective versions of human brain cells called astrocytes are linked to the buildup of a toxic protein that is the hallmark of Parkinsons disease.

  • Forever young: study uncovers protein that keeps skin youthful
    Beauty might only be skin deep, but for those wondering how to keep that skin young, scientists may have found an answer in the form of a protein that encourages cell competition.