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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine.

September 28, 2020

TSUKUBA (JP), September 2020 — Normal brain development requires a precise interplay between neuronal and non-neuronal (also called glial) cells.

September 28, 2020

MADISON, WI (US), September 2020 — The mature brain is infamously bad at repairing itself following damage like that caused by trauma or strokes, or from degenerative diseases such as Parkinson’s.

September 25, 2020

TOKYO (JP), September 2020 — Heart development as it happens in vivo, or in a living organism, is a complex process that has traditionally been difficult to mimic in vitro, or in the laboratory.

September 23, 2020

CLAYTON, VIC (AU), September 2020 — An international collaboration involving Monash University and Duke-NUS researchers has led to an unexpected world-first stem cell discovery that may yield new treatments for placenta complications during pregnancy.

September 23, 2020

LAUSANNE (CH), September 2020 — Scientists from the group led by Matthias Lütolf, Ph.D., at EPFL's Institute of Bioengineering have found a way to “guide” stem cells to form an intestinal organoid that looks and functions just like a real tissue.

September 21, 2020

LONDON (UK), September 2020 — Why do pregnancies last longer in some species than others? Researchers at the Francis Crick Institute have found the clock that sets the speed of embryonic development and discovered the mechanism is based on how proteins are made and dismantled.

September 21, 2020

Hiroshima (JP), September 2020 — Researchers have identified a second path to defeating chronic myelogenous leukemia, which tends to affect older adults, even in the face of resistance to existing drugs.

September 17, 2020

VIENNA, (AT), September 2020 — Worldwide, cancer is the second leading cause of death – in 2018 alone, it claimed approximately 9.6 million lives. The development of cancer is incredibly complex and is controlled by an interplay of various factors.

September 16, 2020

LUXEMBOURG, September 2020 — In a seven-year research effort, an international team of scientists has clarified the cause for certain genetic forms of Parkinson's disease and identified potential pharmacological treatments.

September 16, 2020

NEW YORK, NY (US), September 2020 — A team led by Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM) scientists has pioneered a method for manufacturing functioning human blood vessels and demonstrated that they can carry blood in lab-grown model organs and tumors.

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