How bone marrow transplant cures adult sickle cell disease
TWO recent studies have raised hope for a permanent cure for adults living with sickle cell disorder. Until now, such transplants already are used to cure children with the disease who have a compatible donor who provides bone marrow.
No evidence for meteorite impact event 13,000 years ago, say scientists
AN international team of scientists led by researchers at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, United States, has found no evidence supporting an extraterrestrial impact event at the onset of the Younger Dryas approximately 13,000 years ago.
How proteins control skin-making stem cells
STEM cells have a unique ability: When they divide, they can either give rise to more stem cells, or to a variety of specialised cell types. In both mice and humans, a layer of cells at the base of the skin contains stem cells that can develop into the specialised cells in the layers above.