UTRECHT (NL), February 2020 — Researchers from the Hubrecht Institute and the Max Planck Institute have revealed how an essential protein helps to activate genomic DNA during the conversion of regular adult human cells into stem cells.
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STANFORD, CA (US), February 2020 — Every cell in our body has a computer-like control system that sends biological signals through thousands of circuits to monitor the cell's needs and regulate its responses.
KOBE (JP), February 2020 — Researchers at Kobe University's Graduate School of Medicine have developed the world's first congenital pituitary hypoplasia (CPH) model using patient-derived induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs).
NEW ROCHELLE, NY (US), February 2020 — Two distinct approaches are predominantly used to recapitulate physiologically relevant in vitro human organ models.
COLLEGE STATION, TX (US), February 2020 — Baby diapers, contact lenses and gelatin dessert. While seemingly unrelated, these items have one thing in common — they’re made of highly absorbent substances called hydrogels that have versatile applications.
YORK (UK), February 2020 — New research has deciphered how rogue communications in blood stem cells can cause leukemia. The discovery could pave the way for new, targeted medical treatments that block this process.
HOKKAIDO (JP), February 2020 — Scientists suggest a new strategy that uses induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to regulate immune reaction to transplanted tissues.
FREIBURG (DE), February 2020 — Neural stem and progenitor cells (NSPCs), from the so-called subventricular zone (SVZ), can help to repair a brain damaged by central nervous system disorders.
GRONINGEN (NL), February 2020 — Scientists at the University of Groningen and the University Medical Center Groningen used molecular motors to manipulate the protein matrix on which bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells are grown.
LA JOLLA, CA (US), February 2020 —Researchers at the Salk Institute have discovered a unique pattern of DNA damage that arises in brain cells derived from individuals with a macrocephalic form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).