Cell under the microscopeCredit: iStockMuscle cell therapy to treat some degenerative diseases, including Muscular Dystrophy, is now a step closer, according to a new study by researchers from the Australian Regenerative Medicine Institute (ARMI) at the Monash University.PhD Student Bianca Borchin and Associate Professor Tiziano Barberi have developed a method to generate skeletal muscle cells, paving the way for future applications in regenerative medicine.Scientists, for the first time,
Bianca Borchin, Joseph Chen, Tiziano Barberi (2013). Derivation and FACS-Mediated Purification of PAX3+/PAX7+ Skeletal Muscle Precursors from Human Pluripotent Stem Cells, Stem Cell Reports, DOI: 10.1016/j.stemcr.2013.10.007
Researchers say they now have a reliable predictor for heart failure. In a paper just out in Science Translational Medicine, the investigators say monitoring the activity of an enzyme called creatine kinase in a magnetic resonance scanner may help clinicians identify patients at high risk of cardiac events. The work “suggests, but does not prove, that […]
Until I am ready to lose weight, I cannot see how fat I am. —Mason Cooley, City Aphorisms. “Exercise more and eat less,” says Dr. Stern, my doctor, who is trim, athletic and has never been tempted by treats. In … Continue reading →The post Pounding away on my damn diet appeared first on Notch by Notch.
Here are the latest features cross-posted to Tumbld Thoughts. A cornucopia of themes, from a model of pure speculation (I), to a new paper and reflections on the diversity of life-history strategies to aging across 46 species (II), and the human actions and reactionary tendencies that result from massive cultural change (III). Also featured is an update on biases inherent in the peer-review process (IV). So let's get started.I. Pure (or Applied) SpeculationHere is an interesting model of
I almost described this as "conglomerate," then I took a closer look. Given the angularity of the clasts, I think "sedimentary breccia" is a better description. This is on the road side of what looks like a large sea stack, tectonically uplifted enough to be mostly above sea level- completely, at high tide- on the shore south of Gold Beach, Oregon.Photo unmodified. May 7, 2013. FlashEarth location.