Body: A protein that masterminds the way DNA is wrapped within chromosomes has a major role in the healthy functioning of blood stem cells, which produce all blood cells in the body, according to a new study.
Body: Researchers have explored the cellular changes that occur in human mammary tissue in lactating and non-lactating women, offering insight into the relationship between pregnancy, lactation, and breast cancer.
Body: Recent discoveries by stem cell scientists may help make cancer treatment more efficient and shorten the time it takes for people to recover from radiation and chemotherapy.
Body: Researchers have found that induced pluripotent stem cell--derived cardiomyocytes from a patient with arrhythmogenic cardiomyopathy recapitulate the reduced contractility and impaired desmosome assembly associated with this disease, providing a rapid and convenient platform for developing new treatments such as gene replacement therapy.
Body: Destroying senescent cells in the aging stem cell niche enhances hippocampal neurogenesis and cognitive function in mice, researchers report.
Body: New research suggests that targeting neighboring bone cells may be a better strategy than targeting malignant stem cells to treat acute myeloid leukemia.
Body: Scientists have revealed harmful changes in supporting cells, called astrocytes, in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
Body: A mutation in the gene that causes fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP) doesn't just cause extra bone growth but is tied to a problem in generating new muscle tissue after injury, according to new research.
Body: Researchers have developed the first patient-derived stem cell model for studying eye conditions related to oculocutaneous albinism (OCA).
Body: The secret to producing large batches of stem cells more efficiently may lie in the near-zero gravity conditions of space. Scientists have found that microgravity has the potential to contribute to life-saving advances on Earth by facilitating the rapid mass production of stem cells.