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Stem cell treatment strengthens leg muscles in mice

Mesenchymal stem cells may eventually be able to grow and strengthen muscles in humans, according to researchers at the University of Illinois. In mice, an injection of such stem cells helped rejuvenate skeletal muscle after exercise.

Mutated protein pinpointed as one cause of malaria drug resistance

Scientists at Washington University in St. Louis have discovered one method by which malaria parasites resist drugs.

NIH to spur innovation in new therapeutic areas

The National Institutes of Health is launching three new programs in emerging areas with the lofty goal of transforming biomedical research in the next 5 to 10 years.

Anti-inflammatory drug stops Parkinson's neuron loss in rats

An experimental anti-inflammatory drug delivered via a shot in the skin prevents neuron loss in rats with Parkinson's disease, according to a new study by researchers from Emory University School of Medicine in Atlanta.

CDC takes steps to improve lab safety after anthrax, flu scares

In response to back-to-back incidents involving government laboratories, a top official at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has resigned, and the agency has assembled a safety board to address concerns that have arisen after workers were potentially exposed to anthrax and H5N1 flu.

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