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May 22, 2015

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Real-time tracking of cellular behavior during human development provides new insightsThere are autonomic neurons (green) co-patterning with blood vessels (red).
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One of the reasons pluripotent stem cells are so popular in medical research is that they can be differentiated into any cell type.
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Adult sensory neurons made from human patients blood sampleScientists at McMaster University have discovered how to make adult sensory neurons from human patients simply by having them roll up...

May 21, 2015

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Thirteen of 22 patients experienced some reductions in cancerous white blood cellsThis image shows marrow-infiltrating lymphocytes in cell culture. Credit: Credit: Kimberly Noonan, Ph.D.

May 20, 2015

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As scientists overcome the technical challenges in reprogramming stem cells to produce biologically precise models of human neurons, these emerging model systems will accelerate research on...

May 18, 2015

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Adding stem cells from human bone marrow to a broken diabetic bone enhances the repair process, increasing the strength of the newly formed bone, according to a laboratory-based study presented at...
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International research is exploring the potential of neural stem cells in future therapies to fight the diseaseThe mission of neural stem cells located in the hippocampus, one of the main regions...

May 15, 2015

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New research reveals how an injectable hydrogel boosted stem cell transplantation, partially restoring vision in blind mice and repairing brain injury after stroke.
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Researchers in the Center for Cell and Gene Therapy at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston Methodist and Texas Children's Hospital have found that a single dose of an otherwise harmless drug can...

May 14, 2015

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Discovery may help advance the development of stem cell treatments for heart diseaseA molecular switch that seems to be essential for embryonic heart cells to grow into more mature, adult-like...
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Scientists have discovered a way to regrow bone tissue using the protein signals produced by stem cells.
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An SOS signal from dying daughter cells allows their mother stem cells to protect themselves from radiation and chemotherapy damageCells dying as the result of radiation exposure or chemotherapy...
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The gene and hormone soup that enables women to breastfeed their newborns also can be a recipe for breast cancer, particularly when the first pregnancy is after age 30.
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A low platelet count can occur as the result of a variety of medical conditions and as a medication side effect.

May 12, 2015

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The journal Regenerative Medicine has published a special focus issue on methods to avoid immune rejection in regenerative medicine.
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PLOS ONE paper describes how a single nuclear protein functions like an orchestra conductor, programming the 'symphony of biology'One of developmental biology's most perplexing questions concerns...

May 10, 2015

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The ulcer-causing bacterium Helicobacter pylori can directly interact with stomach stem cells, causing the cells to divide more rapidly, according to a new study by researchers at the Stanford...

May 9, 2015

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Scientists at the Salk Institute have discovered a novel type of pluripotent stem cell--cells capable of developing into any type of tissue--whose identity is tied to their location in a developing...

May 8, 2015

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Cardiff University scientists have developed a novel anti-cancer stem cell agent capable of targeting aggressive tumour forming cells common to breast, pancreas, colon and prostate cancers.
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Scientists at the University of Copenhagen have identified one mechanism that explains how some stem cells choose to become a given cell type: the cells combine specific sets of proteins at precise...