Signals regulating mammary stem cell activation during pregnancy can be hijacked by breast cancer cells

During pregnancy, certain hormones trigger specialized mammary stem cells to create milk-producing cells essential to lactation. Pregnancy / Obstetrics News From Medical News Today

Stem cells to treat lung disease in preterm infants

Advances in neonatal care for very preterm infants have greatly increased the chances of survival for these fragile infants. However, preterm infants have an increased risk of developing bronchopulmonary dysplasia (BPD), a serious lung disease, which is a major cause of death and lifelong complications. In a new study, researchers evaluated the safety and feasibility […]

‘Piggy-backing proteins’ could kill cancer cells

“Cancer-killing “sticky balls” can destroy tumour cells in the blood and may prevent cancers spreading,” BBC News reports. The headlines follow a laboratory study which found that “piggy-backing” two proteins to white blood cells caused cancer cells to die. Cancer can spread in three ways; directly, via the lymphatic system, and through the blood. The […]