Tag: Nature Communications

Beta cells from your own fat?

Beta cells from your own fat?

Researchers led by Martin Fussenegger, Professor of Biotechnology and Bioengineering at ETH Zurich’s Department of Biosystems Science and Engineering in Basel, have performed a feat that many specialists had until now held to be impossible: they have extracted stem cells from a 50-year-old test subject’s fatty tissue and applied genetic reprogramming to make them mature […]

Suppressing Memories May Cause Amnesia Research Says

Suppressing Memories May Cause Amnesia Research Says

Everyone has memories that they prefer not to dwell on, although according to a new study published in the journal Nature Communications, consciously suppressing one’s recollection of certain events can leave an “amnesic shadow,” resulting in the erasure of other unrelated memories. The processes behind creating, retrieving, and forgetting memories are still not fully understood, although […]