Tag: "spongy" at biology news
Dietary supplement a potential treatment for Canavan disease
.... This causes the white matter to degenerate into spongy
tissue riddled with microscopic fluid-filled spaces. However, the relation to accumulated NAA and the cause for the destruction of myelin is not known. In this new research, myelin lipid synthesis was studied in the mouse model of Canavan disease. Th...
Bones hold the key to blood renewal
... in one. The cavities inside bones are filled with spongy
bone marrow, in which stem cells divide and their daughter cells differentiate into all kinds of blood cells, including large numbers of immune cells for the body's defense. The hematopoietic (literally, blood-creating) stem cells, which can give ris...
One therapeutic dose of radiation causes 30 percent spongy bone loss in mice
...herapeutic dose of radiation lost up to 39% of the spongy
portion of their inner bone, reducing the inner bo...The mice suffered the loss of trabecular bone, the spongy
area of bone inside the dense outer area known as the cortical bone. "It's interesting that the tr...
Genetically altered cells may help artificial skin fight infection
...e cells are cultured, expanded and combined with a spongy
layer of collagen to make skin grafts that are reattached to the burn wound. "Cultured skin substitutes are improving the lives of many burn patients, but they also have limitations--including an increased susceptibility to infection," says Supp. "...
MIT particles pave way for new bedside diagnostics
...rticles are also unique in that they are made of a spongy
polymer "hydrogel" called poly(ethylene glycol). That polymer enhances the sensitivity of the test because it is porous, allowing the target molecules to diffuse into it. For the Science paper, the researchers created particles with DNA probes atta...