Sea Urchins Reveal Medical Mysteries

Requests for reprints should be addressed to Paul M. Gordon, PhD, MPH, Laboratory for Physical Activity and Exercise Intervention Research, Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, University of Michigan, 325 E. Eisenhower, Suite 300, Ann Arbor, MI 4810846202. Regenerative medicine company Stratatech Corporation has developed a genetically tweaked living skin substitute for use in skin grafting. A new review provide evidence that supports researchers moving beyond the lab to conduct human clinical trials for stem cells… > full story.science daily

The researchers urge that all fuels be fully evaluated for their impacts on global warming, including impacts on habitat conversion. The idea is to take a person with heart failure, make functioning replacement heart cells from abundant skin cells, and give the person what is in essence a new heart.

Dr. Zhen Gu’s lab once again was mentioned in the press, this time for the exciting work they’re doing with the administration of chemotherapy drugs. Science Daily and News & Observer both featured research coming from the Gu Group this week. British photographers Fiona Rogers and Anup Shah captured apes in Indonesia and Borneo – and highlighted how human our evolutionary cousins are.

Your back muscles will get enough work, but it’s still up to you to make sure every single set is intense. NIKS® cells are a consistent source of pathogen-free, non-tumor-producing, long-lived adult progenitor cells. The results have been achieved in a close cooperation of scientists from the Inorganic Materials Science Group of the MESA+ Institute for Nanotechnology (UT), the Energy Efficiency in Industry department of ECN and the University of Amsterdam.science daily

Scientists have identified a toxic cascade that leads to neuronal degeneration in patients with Parkinson’s disease and figured out how to interrupt it, reports a study. Premature babies at risk of ill health in later life, research suggests (October 18, 2011) – Young adults who were born prematurely show multiple biological signs of risks to future health, new research has found.science daily