COPENHAGEN, (DK), August 2018 — The cells in our body divide constantly throughout life. But how do cells remember whether to develop into a skin, liver or intestinal cell? It's a question that has puzzled scientists for many years.
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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells.
BIRMINGHAM, AL (US), August 2018 — While pigs still cannot fly, researchers have discovered that the hearts of newborn piglets do have one remarkable ability: They can almost completely heal themselves after experimental heart attacks.
TSUKUBA, (JP), August 2018 — Many studies have attempted to identify a single transcription factor that can induce formation of mesoderm, an early layer in embryonic development, without help from other cellular proteins. None have been successful, until now.
EXETER, (UK), August 2018 — Key aspects of the aging of human cells can be reversed by new compounds developed at the University of Exeter, research shows.
LA JOLLA, CA (US), August 2018 — Using just a microscope, Italian surgeon Francesco Durante was struck by the similarities between cells in the most malignant cancers and the embryonic cells of the organ in which the cancer originated.
HANNOVER, (DE), August 2018 — Hereditary pulmonary alveolar proteinosis (herPAP) is a rare disease characterized by the slow build-up of lipo-protein material in the lungs due to the failure of highly specialized cells called macrophages, which usually eat away this material from
SHAHREKORD, (IR), August 2018 — A better understanding of the role secreted inflammatory cytokines play in the tumor microenvironment that results in the differentiation of effector T cells into exhausted T cells points to possible approaches to improve the antitumor activity of
KANSAS CITY, MO (US), August 2018 —Researchers from the Stowers Institute for Medical Research and collaborators have identified a way to expand blood-forming, adult stem cells from human umbilical cord blood (hUCB).
CHAMPAIGN, IL (US), August 2018 — After a primary tumor is treated, cancer stem cells may still lurk in the body, ready to metastasize and cause a recurrence of the cancer in a form that’s more aggressive and resistant to treatment.
DUARTE, CA (US), August 2018 — A new stem cell model has been developed to assess possible treatments for a rare nervous system disorder that is in the same disease group as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).