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  • The potential of stem and progenitor cells slumbers in our blood vessels
    Derya Tilki and Süleyman Ergün
    Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich
    The extensive efforts to identify and characterize stem cells continue because there is great hope...
  • Bacteria can help us cure autoimmune disease
    Mattias Collin
    Lund University
    Most of the time our immune system does its job efficiently without us noticing. It clears our...
  • Surviving the deep freeze Can plants help us make better bone grafts?
    Alexandrina Ferreira Mendes
    University of Coimbra
    The challenge came from the Director of the Bone Bank at the University Hospital of Coimbra in...
  • 'One Health, one Medicine'
    Eric M. Fevre - Lian F. Doble
    University of Edinburgh
    FEVRE/DOBLE (University of Edinburgh): Using research to assist both man and beast. “Research...
  • A link between diabetes and Alzheimer’s disease : Can we help brain cells adapt to stress?
    Paula I. Da Silva Moreira
    University of Coimbra
    Alzheimer’s disease (AD) is the most common cause of dementia in the elderly. This degenerative...
  • Collateral damage in the body’s war against cancer: Loss of appetite and wasting – research to save the body against the ravages of cancer
    Alessio Molfino
    University of Rome, La Sapienza
    Beating cancer is not easy, ask anyone who has survived. It is a war. Cancer is often now thought...
  • The brain as a crystal ball Early changes show increased risk for schizophrenia
    Nina Seiferth
    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
    In medicine, many technical innovations are introduced when striving for a better understanding of...
  • Cells that treat blood vessels
    Anna Grochot-Przęczek
    Jagiellonian University in Krakow
    One major medical challenge today is the vast number of cardiovascular diseases and disorders that...
  • Stalking immune cells: a new way to monitor “Mutiny on the Body”
    Jana Glumm
    Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Charité Universitätsmedizin Berlin
    Ship’s captains have for centuries feared mutiny among their normally obedient crew. But the human...
  • Stem Cell Research to Speed Delivery of New Medicines
    David C. Hay
    University of Edinburgh
    While media headlines have largely focussed on the seemingly miraculous cures that transplanting...