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Stem cells: Regenerating the skin of a young patient

A publication in Nature reports the successful regeneration of ~80% of the skin of a patient with junctional epidermolysis bullosa (JEB) using a combination of ex vivo gene therapy and stem-cell replacement therapy. The procedure represents a major stepping stone in the translation of stem

Cigarette smoke may ‘prime lung cells’ to develop cancer

The results of a new study have shown that the epigenetic changes associated with cigarette smoking build up over time to trigger lung cancer. New research has revealed how long-term exposure to cigarette smoke may alter lung cells in ways that

‘Cancer Pen’ Lets Docs Spot Tumor Cells in Seconds

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 6, 2017 (HealthDay News) — A new “cancer pen” promises to help surgeons immediately detect and completely remove cancerous tumor tissue, without having to send samples off to a lab for testing while the patient languishes on the table. The