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New Invention Restores Life-Saving Cells

Nanoparticle “backpack” repairs damaged stem cells. Stem cells that might save a baby’s life and be utilized to treat illnesses like lymphoma and leukemia are…

NIH Scientists Discover a New Brain Mechanism

The discovery could pave the way for treating substance use disorders. In a rat model of impulsive behavior, researchers discovered that inhibiting certain acetylcholine receptors…

Why Do Cancer Cells Need Fat?

A study explains why many cancer cells need the import of fat. The unexpected causes of cancer cells’ frequent reliance on fat imports are being…

NIH-Funded Game Will Pay You To Quit Smoking

Hennepin Healthcare researchers investigate a smoking cessation game The Hennepin Healthcare Research Institute is evaluating a novel method of quitting smoking by allowing participants to wager…