UW–Madison and University of Pittsburgh scientists report the method works even when the radiation is given in doses too low to destroy the cancer outright.
The thin, flexible device is bioresorbable, so once the bone is knitted back together, the device’s components dissolve within the body.
Dudley Lamming recognizes his findings are counterintuitive. Much dietary research favors adding protein, not limiting it. But with the majority of the U.S. population being overweight and sedentary, he sees an opportunity to rethink diets.
“We believe our findings are a positive step forward in helping millions of people facing heart failure,” says Ahmed Mahmoud, professor of cell and regenerative biology.
A new study of brain activity could prevent the potential trauma of patients under anesthesia regaining some awareness during medical procedures.
UW researchers say the stem cell treatment is an “extremely powerful” step toward a treatment for millions of human Parkinson’s patients.
“We believe we are launching a new cancer therapy field here,” says Jamey Weichert, professor of radiology. “It’s very exciting, and the research team is incredible.”
A gene that cured a man of HIV a decade ago has been successfully added to developing monkey embryos in an effort to study more potential treatments for the disease.
Neither of the new viruses is known to infect people, but the findings reinforce the important work scientists are undertaking to study the effects of a changing environment on human and animal diseases.
UW neuroscientists led by Su-Chun Zhang found that neurons derived from stem cells can connect with native neurons and restore motor functions. But more research is needed to translate the findings from mice to people.