Scientists at UCLA have discovered a protein produced by a gene known as MLLT3 and its connection to the self-renewal of human blood stem cells. The scientists observed that activating the protein causes blood cells to self-renew at least twelvefold in laboratory conditions. The finding which was published in the journal Nature is very much significant as cancers such as leukemia can be effectively treated using blood stem cells, also known as Hematopoietic stem cells (HSCs), produced outside the human body. Moreover, it could serve as an alternative to existing treatment options for many inherited blood diseases as well as bone marrow transplants.
Investigating the widely accepted notion that the communication between the stomach and brain regulates overeating, a recent study at UC San Francisco aimed to test this hypothesis. By examining the intricate workings of our digestive system, researchers explored how signals during a meal influence our eating behavior. The study’s results shed light on the complex […]
Heman Bekel with his prize-winning soap. (Fairfax County Public Schools) A 14-year-old US scientist, Heman Bekel, has claimed the top prize in the Young Scientist’s Challenge for inventing a soap aimed at aiding the body’s immune system in combating skin cancer. Inspired by memories of people working in the sun in Ethiopia, Heman’s invention delivers […]
Peer review by artificial intelligence (AI) is promising to improve the process, enhance the quality of published papers — and save reviewers time. A handful of academic publishers are driving AI tools to do anything from selecting reviewers to checking statistics and summarizing a paper’s findings. In June, software called StatReviewer adopted by Aries Systems […]