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With stem cells to new intervertebral discs

Researchers hope that the stem cells will possibly form new disc cartilage once injected into a damaged disc. A new study on three sick German shepherds demonstrates that a treatment with the body's own stem cells are well tolerated - an important first step.

Posted: May 9th, 2017

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Discovery could lead to design of next-generation antibiotics

Scientists present in atomic detail how specific bacterial enzymes, known as kinases, confer resistance to macrolide antibiotics, a widely used class of antibiotics and an alternative medication for patients with penicillin allergies. The study shows for the first time how these kinases recognize and chemically destroy macrolide antibiotics.

Posted: May 4th, 2017

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Skin stem cells used to generate new brain cells

Using human skin cells, neurobiologists have created a method to generate one of the principle cell types of the brain called microglia, which play a key role in preserving the function of neural networks and responding to injury and disease.

Posted: Apr 25th, 2017

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