Telomeres Might Predict Lung Cancer Recurrence
Telomeres are sections of DNA that tell an interesting story about lifespan. Shorter telomeres usually suggest a shorter life -- but new research by a Wilmot lung cancer expert shows that longer telomeres might be a promising biomarker for a recurrence of early stage lung cancer.
HIV-associated brain damage occurs extensively, even in patients who are taking otherwise effective traditional anti-HIV therapy. This is a result of potent cooperation between two types of special immunological cells within the brain called monocytes and platelets. A recent paper published by University researchers in the Journal of Immunology demonstrates the presence of these platelet-monocyte ‘teams’ in HIV infected individuals and how these teams lead to increased neuronal damage.
6/3/2014 | 2 comments
Mimicking the biology of canaries, researchers have successfully reprogrammed the brain’s native stem cells to create neurons capable of replacing the cells lost in Huntington’s disease. The experiments – which were done in both mice and squirrel monkeys – could point to a new treatment strategy for the disease.
6/6/2013 | 0 comments