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Researchers and clinicians at Joslin Diabetes Center have established a Center for Cell-Based Therapy for Diabetes, the goal of which is to lead the development and translation of cell-based interventions to treat and cure diabetes and its complications.
A recent study, led by an international team of researchers confirms that targeted removal of senescent cells (SnCs), accumulated in many vertebrate tissues as we age, contribute significantly in delaying the onset of age-related pathologies.
According to research published online in The FASEB Journal, repeated irradiation of breast fat (also known as adipose tissue) produces an inflammatory response that ultimately reduces the efficiency of radiotherapy in breast cancer patients.
HDAC inhibitors, already widely used to treat cancer, may be an effective therapy for psoriasis as well, scientists report.
Diabetic patients frequently have lesions on their feet that are very difficult to heal due to poor blood circulation. In cases of serious non-healing infections, a decision to amputate could be made. A new therapeutic approach, presented recently in the Journal of Investigative Dermatology by Canadian researchers affiliated with the University of Montreal Hospital Research Centre, could prevent these complications by promoting wound healing.
Every day 12 Australian diabetics have a limb amputated because of a non-healing wound. Globally, it's one every 30 seconds.
In diseases like cancer, diabetes, rheumatism and stroke, a disorder develops in the blood vessels that exacerbates the condition and obstructs treatment.
MicroRNAs are interesting target structures for new therapeutic agents. They can be blocked through synthetic antimiRs.