Michal Pečík

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Simple way to make stem cells in half an hour hailed as major discovery

Acid technique could lead to new era in regenerative medicine<p>A radical and remarkably easy way to make cells that can grow into any tissue in the body has been developed by scientists in Japan.<p>The feat has been hailed as a major discovery by researchers familiar with the work, and if it can be …

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RNA's Secret Life Outside the Cell

For decades, researchers have been finding DNA and its sister, RNA, circulating in the body, outside the safe interior of cells where these molecules …

No More Knife: The Stem-Cell Shortcut To Injury Recovery

Stephan Drake was halfway down a backcountry ski run in Alaska last March, filming with Sweetgrass Productions and Patagonia, when he aired over a steep spine onto an unexpected wind crust. The snow grabbed his right ski and Drake felt the unmistakable <i>snap!</i> of his knee ripping apart as he rolled …

Stem Cells

New Study Uncovers Why Stress Leads To Depression In Some, But Not Others

In response to stress, some people cope easily while others succumb to depression or other mood disorders. While depression can develop from a wide variety of biological and genetic factors, stressful events are often a major trigger. But why does stress make some people develop mood disorders …

Neuroscience

How leptin, the 'satiety hormone,' reverses diabetes

(Medical Xpress)—Treatment with leptin, the hormone associated with fullness or satiety, reverses hyperglycemia in animals models of poorly …

Metabolic map of human body created

(Medical Xpress)—Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar (WCMC-Q) scientists have drafted a metabolic map of the human body that shows how human …

Team applies new theory to learn how and why cells differentiate

How does a stem cell decide what path to take? In a way, it's up to the wisdom of the crowd.<p>The DNA in a pluripotent stem cell is bombarded with …