The Shin Kaneko lab found that reprogramming one type of iNKT cells to iPS cells and then differentiating them back results in reprogrammed iNKT cells (re-iNKT cells) that show properties of another type.
Engineers from Johns Hopkins report what they believe is the first successful effort to wiggle fingers individually and independently of each other using a mind-controlled artificial “arm” to control the movement.
Wearable exoskeletons have now entered healthcare as a rehabilitation tool to increase physical function and quality of life. These suits are designed to facilitate walking in people with neurological conditions.
NK cells can switch and promote tumor growth, with STAT5 acting as the key regulator. NK cells require active STAT5 to kill tumor cells; however, when STAT5 is absent or inhibited, NK cells do the opposite: they accelerate cancer progression by promoting angiogenesis.
People who are heavier drinkers and live in low-income communities are more likely to combine such drinking with other health damaging behaviors than people in more affluent communities. These combinations do not just add to the dangers from alcohol consumption but effectively multiply the risks of ill health.
It's more bad news for Bayer in the safety saga over its contraceptive implant, Essure. The FDA in the past has cited 5 fetal deaths linked to the device. But now one analyst is pegging this number much higher.