Maybe it’s time fish use sunblock. A new study has found the first skin cancers in wild fish, specifically in coral, bar-cheeked, and blue spotted trout swimming on Australia’s Great Barrier Reef. The lesions and dark patches are a scalier version of what melanomas look like on humans, but it’s unclear whether they make the animals unsafe to eat.
Scientists know how to give fish skin cancer in the lab. They [...]
New research funded by the National Science Foundation has scientists warning consumers about the potentially harmful effects energy-saving CFL light bulbs can have on skin.
The warning comes based on a study conducted by Stony Brook University and New York State Stem Cell Science — published in the June issue of Photochemistry and Photobiology — which looked at whether and how the invisible UV rays CFL bulbs emit affect the skin.
Based on the research, scientists [...]
Professor Lior Gepstein has created healthy young cells from skin cells taken from elderly patients with heart failure
Heart attack patients could one day have their organ repaired using their own skin cells, say scientists.
A team from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology have demonstrated they can transform skin cellsobtained from heart failure patients into stem cellsand use these to generate new heart muscle cells.
The cells are fully functionaland capable of working together [...]
Human blood vessels have been grown in the laboratory in a breakthrough that could revolutionise heart bypass surgery.
The DIY veins take just a few weeks to produce from skin cells removed from the hand.
As well as bypass operations, the tubes could also be used to help kidney patients on dialysis and babies with defective heart valves.
Blood vessels grown from a person’s own cells may soon help kidney dialysis patients
The U.S. [...]