Makayla Robertson

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This Is The Molecule Responsible For Stress

Now scientists can create drugs to fit inside its structure precisely.<p>This little molecule is what stress looks like.<p>Researchers from Heptares Therapeutics, a drug company, have discovered the 3-D structure of a protein receptor that mediates our response to stress, according to a new study in …

Scientists grow "mini human brains" from stem cells

LONDON (Reuters) - Scientists have grown the first mini human brains in a laboratory and say their success could lead to new levels of understanding about the way brains develop and what goes wrong in disorders like schizophrenia and autism.<p>Researchers based in Austria started with human stem cells …

For type 1 diabetics, stem cells may offer a future without injections

Dr. Timothy Kieffer recalls the moment when he realized the treatment of diabetes was going to change forever.<p>In the late 1990s, Kieffer's colleagues at the University of Alberta were trying to use pancreas cells from cadavers to supply diabetics with insulin – thus eliminating painful injections. …

Girls' Stem Cell Donation May Save Future Lives

Fifteen-year-old Hayley Mogul and her 9-year-old sister both extremely rare genetic disorders--so rare, that a cure isn't even being sought by scientists--that has had severe neurological and metabolic consequences for the sisters. But their participation in cutting edge research that combines stem …

Scientists Use Human Stem Cells To Make Lung Tissue

By Tanya Lewis, Staff Writer<p>Published: 12/03/2013 07:21 AM EST on LiveScience<p>Human stem cells have been converted into functioning lung cells for the first time, paving the way for better models of lung diseases, ways to test potential drugs and, ultimately, creation of tissue for lung …