New insight into how stem cells interact with breast cancer cells

A Loughborough University Ph.D. student has provided new insight into how breast cancer cells interact with cells in our body by using a novel 3-D model. googletag.cmd.push(function() { googletag.display(‘div-gpt-ad-1449240174198-2′); }); Biochemist Mj Brown, of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, has investigated how human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) and breast cancer cells interact and affect each other’s invasiveness—a concept that has previously left scientists puzzled. hMSCs are found in bone marrow and are important for regenerating and repairing damaged areas in the body as they can differentiate into a variety of cell types, including those that make bone, cartilage, muscle and fat. Cancer researchers have turned their focus to hMSCs as they naturally travel to tumors when they appear in the body and interact with cancer cells. They are particularly keen to understand if hMSCs can interact with cells to prevent ‘secondary breast cancer’ as this type of cancer is incurable. Secondary breast cancer occurs when cancer cells from a primary tumour in the breast spread to nearby tissues such as the lungs, bones and liver via the...

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The American Trucking Associations announced today it has renewed

ARLINGTON, Va., Jan. 10, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — The American Trucking Associations announced today it has renewed PrePass—a product of the PrePass Safety Alliance—as an Endorsed ATA Business Solutions Featured Product. ATA also endorses PrePass Safety Alliance’s PrePass Plus electronic toll payment solution, MOTION, ALERTS, and INFORM products. PrePass is a weigh station bypass platform offered throughout North America that allows qualified commercial vehicles with good safety scores and current credentials to bypass hundreds of inspection facilities using a secure, hands-free in-cab electronic device. “Minimizing truck downtime is key for a fleet’s productivity and profitability,” said ATA President and CEO Chris Spear. “The service and technology offered in PrePass exemplify how innovative products can streamline a carrier’s operations and increase efficiency throughout the entire supply chain.” Within seconds of approaching a PrePass-equipped site, the service automatically pre-screens vehicles and notifies drivers if they are cleared to stay on the road and bypass truck scales, or if they need to pull in for inspection. PrePass P...

The Right Chemistry: Superabsorbent polymers have many uses

From personal care products to the Channel tunnel, particles with an amazing ability to absorb water show their worth. On March 18, 1965, Soviet cosmonaut Alexei Leonov climbed through the hatch of his Voskhod 2 capsule and became the first man to “walk” in space. He later wrote that it felt “like a seagull with its wings outstretched, soaring high above the Earth.” Since the exhilarating experience only lasted 10 minutes he did not have to worry about having to answer nature’s call. It was quite a different case for NASA astronauts Jim Voss and Susan Helms in 2001 when they spent almost nine hours outside working on the space station. There would have been no way to climb back inside, remove the cumbersome space suit and engage the vacuum hose equipped funnel that suctions urine away, eventually to be converted into potable water. Fortunately, there was no need for a frantic trip to the space toilet thanks to the special undergarment the astronauts wore. It contained sodium polyacrylate, a superabsorbent polymer capable of retaining at least 30 times its weight in urine! By the 1930s, chemists had learned how to link certain types of small molecules into long chains called poly...

These are the 28 bestselling and top-rated products of 2019

Our editors have independently selected the items featured in this article because we think they’re worth knowing about. Shop TODAY has affiliate relationships so we may get a small share of the revenue if you buy something through our links. As the year comes to an end, we’re taking a look back at some of the most popular products shoppers couldn’t get enough of in 2019. This past year we saw a slew of style, toy, electronics, food and beauty items — including the most-searched-for on Google — stand the test of time and even become TODAY viewer favorites. Yahoo contributing editor Chassie Post visited TODAY to give us one last look at the bestselling and top-reviewed products of the year. From the always-popular Instant Pot to a pair of highly-rated leggings, Post gives us the scoop on the items you’ll want to snag to kick off 2020 in style. Amazon’s most popular leggings are a favorite among TODAY shoppers and boast over 14,000 reviews. The comfy $13 leggings are made with a soft-to-the-touch “peach skin” fabric and are perfect for all body types. Available in 25 colors, this simple piece can be worn anywhere from the gym to running errands...

20 Holiday Accessories We Want To Wear All Year Long

There are only two weeks left before the holidays officially commence, and while you’ve been diligently searching for gifts for every single person on your list, time to find the perfect holiday outfit for yourself is slipping away — fast. We don’t mean to alarm you, but while you probably have an LBD leftover from some wedding or the same sequin dress you wore last year (and the year before that), we’re willing to bet that what you don’t have are the accessories that are necessary to pull it all together. Despite the fact that you have little time to spare, we’re determined to get you fully accessorized before the holiday festivities begin. A headband to hide your roots? Check! Shoes that only look too painful to walk in (but actually stand up well)? Check! A handbag that’s small enough to look on-trend, but big enough to still fit all the essentials? Check! Click ahead for all the holiday handbags, heels, hats and more that you could possibly need this season. That way, by the time the parties do begin, you’ll be all set to leave 2019 behind in style. Who knows? Maybe you’ll want to carry them right through to 2020. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelm...

Oprah Just Featured Products Made by 23 Women (Yes, Lady Gaga Is One of Them) in Her Gift Guide

The media queen released her 2019 holiday gift guide – and a third of it is brought to us by women entrepreneurs. The holiday shopping season is nearly upon us. Ahead of that, Oprah released a list full of recommended gift-able goodies — many of them made by women. Every year, the media mogul publishes a list of her “favorite things” that could serve as ideal presents. Of the 79 items she featured for the 2019 holidays, 23 of them are brought to us by women-owned businesses. Some of those female founders are familiar to us — like Sara Blakely, the billionaire behind undergarment company, Spanx. And some of them are international household names for other reasons, like singer Lady Gaga, actress Sarah Jessica Parker and former FLOTUS Michelle Obama. A hemp spa treatment set is made by Gloria L. Williams for customers’ pampering needs. ($150 per set) CEO Denise Lee and her team are offering a simple sweatshirt to comfort-loving customers. ($135 each) These black pants come from the Sara Blakely-founded brand best known for its undergarments. ($110-$128 each) A DIY cheese and charcuterie board made by Boo Simms and Sarah Simms Hendrix lets you assemble the appetizers yourself....

IMC Announces Featured Products for 2019 Fall TrendWatch

HIGH POINT, N.C. – (September 26, 2019) – International Market Centers (IMC) announced today its exclusive TrendWatch program will feature 100+ products from 60 IMC exhibitors at Fall 2019 High Point Market, running Oct. 19 – Oct. 23, 2019. Fall Market’s three directional trends are ANIMALIER, DRENCHING and FOCUS. “IMC’s signature TrendWatch program is a key source of trend information for furniture and home décor buyers and suppliers,” said Dorothy Belshaw, executive vice president, chief marketing and digital officer for International Market Centers. “TrendWatch highlights the diversity of product at High Point Market and provides attendees with insight on trends that can influence sales and consumer preferences.” TrendWatch is curated by 23-year magazine editor and home furnishings forecaster Julie Smith Vincenti of Nine Muses Media. The trends are influenced by consumer insights and creative intelligence from the interiors, fashion and consumer product arenas. Animals have been subject matter for painters, illustrators, textile designers and sculptors throughout the centuries, and the “animalier” was known for realistic portrayals. This season, TrendWatch crosses artistry a...

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This story was written in collaboration with Forbes Finds. Forbes Finds covers products and experiences we think you’ll love. Featured products are independently selected and linked to for your convenience. If you buy something using a link on this page, Forbes may receive a small share of that sale. The moment smart shoppers have been waiting for, Amazon Prime Day, is nearly upon us. Beginning midnight (PDT) on Monday, July 15 and lasting through Tuesday, July 16, the two-day shop-til-you-drop spectacular is your time to buy, guilt-free, all the things you need—and maybe a few things you don’t—yet. Thousands of items are going to be on sale, exclusively accessible to Amazon Prime members (even those still in the 30-day-free-trial phase), so get your shopping list ready. Additional savings are available if you download the Amazon app or spend $10 at Whole Foods and, since you’re a savvy shopper, you can even score some of the sales now through Amazon’s Prime Day Launches section. Keep checking this page for updates as more deals roll out. In the meantime, start celebrating Prime Day now with these early-bird deals: Straight from the mind of Chanel Iman, these ...