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Converting Fibroblasts to Neurons

Converting Fibroblasts to Neurons
September 9, 2016

In the human body, there are cells and there are cell-ebrities. The billions of red blood cells carrying oxygen through the body are not allowed to have a nucleus and thus can’t reproduce for themselves. Keratinocyte skin cells’ only job is to create a protein that will turn it into a stiff, lifeless scale to be brushed off the skin millions of times per day.

Glioblastoma Tumor Removal can Actually Increase Growth

Glioblastoma Tumor Removal can Actually Increase Growth
August 26, 2016

Treating cancer is often described as a fight. That metaphor makes a lot of sense, as many cancers are difficult to beat into submission: they can push back and regrow during and after treatment and the treatments themselves can be as bruising to patients as they are to the cancer.

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