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'Love hormone' oxytocin may help reverse damage from heart attacks via cell regeneration

‘Love hormone’ oxytocin may help reverse damage from heart attacks via cell regeneration

EAST LANSING, Michigan— A chemical released during sex could become a new treatment for heart attack patients, new research reveals. Oxytocin, called the “love hormone,” helps heal the organ by stimulating the production of stem cells, according to researchers at Michigan State University. The findings are based on lab-grown human tissue and experiments with zebrafish, …

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Cell Rover: Explore and augment the inner world of the cell

Cell Rover: Explore and augment the inner world of the cell

Researchers at MIT Media Lab have designed a miniature antenna that can operate wirelessly inside a living cell, opening up possibilities for medical diagnosis and treatment and other scientific processes due to the antenna’s potential to monitor and even direct cellular activity in real time. “The most exciting aspect of this research is that we …

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New cell therapy for melanoma more effective than existing treatment, trial finds

New cell therapy for melanoma more effective than existing treatment, trial finds

European researchers announced on Saturday that a new treatment for advanced melanoma was more effective than the existing main therapy in a phase 3 clinical trial. The treatment, which uses a patient’s own immune cells to fight the cancer, has some similarities to another type of treatment that has been shown to be very effective …

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