Health sciences

The health sciences study all aspects of health, disease and healthcare. This field of study aims to develop knowledge, interventions and technology for use in healthcare to improve the treatment of patients.

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    2019 saw advances in the generation of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPSC)-derived nephron progenitors and in our understanding of how nephrons form in a kidney organoid. Fundamental studies of regeneration in zebrafish continue to provide vital clues as to how we might use iPSC-derived cells to regenerate a human nephron in vivo.

    • Melissa H. Little
    •  & Kynan T. Lawlor
  • Comments and Opinion
    | Open Access

    Venkatesan and Coskun propose the use of digital posters instead of paper posters for disseminating progress reports in scientific meetings. These digital frames are capable of uploading multiple display items via wireless network and changing the interactive display with wave of a hand over an attached motion sensor.

    • Mythreye Venkatesan
    •  & Ahmet F. Coskun
  • News and Views |

    A non-invasive biomarker of the degree of collective order of monolayers of corneal endothelial cells cultured for transplantation predicts the long-term prognosis of corneal restoration in patients.

    • Jodhbir S. Mehta
    • , Viridiana Kocaba
    •  & Gary S. Peh
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    The simultaneous removal of endogenous T-cell receptor α-chains and β-chains, and the orthotopic placement of an exogenous receptor in human T cells via CRISPR gene-editing, prevents the mispairing between endogenous and transgenic receptors while preserving the cells’ function.

    • Dian Kortleve
    • , Dora Hammerl
    •  & Reno Debets