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Uncovering secrets of bone marrow cells and how they differentiate

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Researchers mapped distinct bone marrow niche populations and their differentiation paths for the bone marrow factory that starts from mesenchymal stromal cells and ends with three types of cells — fat cells, bone-making cells and cartilage-making cells. Respectively, those cells are called adipocytes, osteoblasts and chondrocytes. This non-hematopoietic cell system is distinct from another production […]

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You can’t squash this roach-inspired robot

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A new insect-sized robot can scurry across the floor at nearly the speed of a darting cockroach — and it’s nearly as hardy as a cockroach, too: Try to squash this robot under your foot, and more than likely, it will just keep going. Small, durable robots like these could be advantageous in search and […]

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Psoriasis therapy linked to reduced coronary inflammation in patients with skin condition

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Researchers have found that anti-inflammatory biologic therapies used to treat moderate to severe psoriasis can significantly reduce coronary inflammation in patients with the chronic skin condition. Scientists said the findings are particularly notable because of the use of a novel imaging biomarker, the perivascular fat attenuation index (FAI), that was able to measure the effect […]