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Fibroblasts are connective tissue cells which secrete an extracellular matrix rich in collagen and other macromolecules.
Gene modulation goes wireless hacking the "boss gene"

Gene modulation goes wireless hacking the "boss gene"

Switch that decides fate of cells from neural stem cells discovered

Switch that decides fate of cells from neural stem cells discovered

Scientists develop a stable platform to reprogram scar tissue into healthy heart cells

Scientists develop a stable platform to reprogram scar tissue into healthy heart cells

Novel radiotracer can identify nearly 30 types of malignant tumors

Novel radiotracer can identify nearly 30 types of malignant tumors

Scientists move a step closer to developing targeted therapies for inflammatory diseases

Scientists move a step closer to developing targeted therapies for inflammatory diseases

New drug could alleviate symptoms of rare musculoskeletal condition

New drug could alleviate symptoms of rare musculoskeletal condition

Novel approach uses magnetic beads for the treatment of preeclampsia

Novel approach uses magnetic beads for the treatment of preeclampsia

HSS researchers provide better understanding of the cellular mechanisms driving rheumatoid arthritis

HSS researchers provide better understanding of the cellular mechanisms driving rheumatoid arthritis

Blocking protein-digesting enzyme may help improve metabolic health

Blocking protein-digesting enzyme may help improve metabolic health

Experts to present tumor DNA, breast and jaw reconstruction studies at PSRC annual meeting

Experts to present tumor DNA, breast and jaw reconstruction studies at PSRC annual meeting

FDA approves new treatment for adults with metastatic bladder cancer

FDA approves new treatment for adults with metastatic bladder cancer

New molecule could help fight type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

New molecule could help fight type 2 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease

Inherited form of rickets improves more with new injectable medicine than conventional therapy

Inherited form of rickets improves more with new injectable medicine than conventional therapy

New nuclear medicine tracers make it easier to diagnose and treat cancer

New nuclear medicine tracers make it easier to diagnose and treat cancer

Anti-inflammatory drug shown to promote cardiac reprogramming

Anti-inflammatory drug shown to promote cardiac reprogramming

Novel treatment targeting fibroblasts may prevent heart failure after heart attack

Novel treatment targeting fibroblasts may prevent heart failure after heart attack

Existing drug for rare kidney disease could benefit patients with mitochondrial disorders

Existing drug for rare kidney disease could benefit patients with mitochondrial disorders

Suppressing cancer-causing protein could correct increased fibrosis in scleroderma patients

Suppressing cancer-causing protein could correct increased fibrosis in scleroderma patients

How blood cells help wounds heal scar-free revealed in new study

How blood cells help wounds heal scar-free revealed in new study

Researchers show how mechanical stress affects bone development

Researchers show how mechanical stress affects bone development