Researchers at the University of Twente’s Mira Research Institute have developed a chip that can capture and hold individual cells in the exact center of a minuscule hydrogel droplet. Their novel method keeps cells alive for multiple weeks, which makes it easier to study them.
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New research conducted at the University of Kansas Medical Center could make treatment for gastrointestinal cancers safer — while also helping to mitigate the dangers of nuclear accidents and terrorist attacks.
The brain generates new neurons throughout life. A diversity of stimuli promotes stem cells in their niche to form neurons that migrate to their place of action. In an animal model Prof.
Patients with severe and end-stage heart failure have few treatment options available to them apart from transplants. That’s why the potential of stem cell therapy to regenerate damaged heart tissue has been attractive to researchers.
Neurons have long enjoyed the spotlight in neuroscience -- and for good reason: they are incredibly important cellular actors. But increasingly, star-shaped support cells called astrocytes are being seen as more than bit players in the brain's rich pageant.
The endothelial cells that line blood vessels are packed tightly to keep blood inside and flowing, but scientists at Rice University and their colleagues have discovered it may be possible to selectively open gaps in those barriers just enough to let large molecules through — and then close them
The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine will launch a new center focused on understanding tissue regeneration and pioneering future developments in stem cell biology as a means to repair diseased organs and tissues.
The first study to assess how patients with “gain of function” mutation of the STAT1 gene respond to stem cell transplantation has taken place. Of these, only six survived a regime of stem cell transplantation — however, five of them were completely cured and disease-free by the study’s conc
A clinical trial scheduled to begin in the next few months will be the first in China to use human embryonic stem (ES) cells, and the first one worldwide aimed at treating Parkinson’s disease using ES cells from fertilized embryos.
Chemicals found in cigarette smoke have been shown to damage fetal liver cells. Scientists say the potent cocktail of chemicals in cigarettes is particularly harmful to developing liver cells and affects male and female fetuses differently.