Stem cell therapies advance for damaged bones; Genetic variations clue to difference in the way men and women think;

Stem Cell 

U.S. researchers have identified new stem cells found in the heart's outermost lining that can become cardiac muscle cells, or cardiomyocytes. Report

UNC researchers have been advancing their work on a stem cell therapy for rebuilding damaged bones. Story

Korean scientists say they have found a more efficient way of creating reprogrammed skin cells that act like ESCs. Report

Durham University has opened three new labs that will concentrate on stem cell research. Report

Genetics

Scientists say that genetic variations may help explain why men and women think differently. Article

Researchers at UCLA have animal data suggesting that an existing drug--rapamycin--can effectively reverse brain dysfunction in autistic patients triggered by a genetic disease. The drug is currently used to fight organ rejection following a transplant. Release

Researchers at Aberdeen University say that a mutation of the FTO gene is linked to obesity. Story

Researchers and clinicians have paved the way toward a cure for a young boy's genetic and fatal skin disease, recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa (RDEB), by using a cord blood and bone marrow transplant. Release

More Research

Researchers in Scotland have won millions of pounds in new grant money. Report

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