Tag Archives: cells

Artificial Embryos Made from Stem Cells Raise Ethical Issues

Stem cells (so-called “master cells”) are unique and important in the body because they can do almost anything, and scientists have only begun to discover their potential. That’s why researchers’ use of them has created controversy, attracting the attention of scientists, policymakers, and bioethicists across the globe. Stem cells can transform into any of the… Read More »

Exercise-related hormone irisin found to target key bone cells

Scientists have discovered that irisin, a hormone released by muscles during exercise, directly acts on key regulatory cells that control the breakdown and formation of bone. The researchers say this insight raises the prospect of new treatments for bone-thinning disorders such as osteoporosis. Reporting in Cell, Bruce Spiegelman and colleagues at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute say they have for… Read More »

Medical News Today: Prostate cancer: Scientists reveal new way to target stubborn cells

A new compound that targets hard-to-treat prostate cancer cells may pave the way for a new, more successful treatment in the future, a new study reports. Researchers find a new compound that is more able to target stubborn prostate cancer cells. The study, which is now published in Nature Communications, notes that this particular compound… Read More »