Chronic Inflammation Shows Greater Colon Cancer Spread in Mice

Chronic Inflammation Shows Greater Colon Cancer Spread in Mice

A new study in mice is proving that inflammation triggers colon cancer to spread and metastasize. Prostaglandin E2, or PGE2 is a pro-inflammatory bioactive fat, or lipid, found in colon, lung, breast, head and neck cancers. When high levels of PGE2 are found in cancer, it often indicates a poor prognosis. PGE2 normally activates when […]

Mice providing clues to the dangers of space travel

Mice providing clues to the dangers of space travel

Researchers already know about many of the health risks associated with human space travel. It’s understood that astronauts face an increase risk of developing kidney stones, and they are prone to bone and muscle mass loss. Now, mice are helping scientists learn about the effects weightlessness can have on skin, and it seems that the […]

New Stem Cell Found!

New Stem Cell Found!

Scientists have discovered a new stem cell! How is this possible you ask, all stem cells are pluripotent and able to differentiate into other cells and are easily manipulated right? Well….yes but the new stem cells researchers have identified fit the bill even better. Known as novel region-selective pluripotent stem cells (rsPSCs), the new stem cells […]

Stem Cell Therapy for Pets and Owners

Stem Cell Therapy for Pets and Owners

Researchers at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts are treating family pets with stem cells for several diseases and hopefully fast-tracking stem cell therapies in humans, which are currently not approved by the DEA with the exception of bone marrow transplants.  Anal furunculosis, a suspected autoimmune disease, causes painful, foul smelling lesions on a dogs […]