Obesity is an increasing global health problem associated with several comorbidities and a high risk of mortality.
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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells.
The disappearance of an entire brain region should be cause for concern. Yet, for decades scientists have calmly maintained that one brain area, the subplate, simply vanishes during the course of human development.
Exercise can reduce inflammation in obese people by changing the characteristics of their blood, according to new research published in The Journal of Physiology.
Researchers have captured the one cell that is capable of regenerating an entire organism. For over a century, scientists have witnessed the effects of this cellular marvel, which enables creatures such as the planarian flatworm to perform death-defying feats like re-growing a severed head.
Researchers have demonstrated that a novel biocompatible adhesive made of two naturally derived polymers is 15 times stronger than adhesive materials currently used for nerve reconstruction and can support the survival, extension and proliferation of cells essential for nerve regeneration.
Tissue-specific stem cells have the crucial role of maintaining and replenishing all the specialized cells that make up a given tissue or system, so it is essential that their functions are preserved throughout an organism’s life.
It’s not the amount of fat, but the ability to store fat in the right locations that equates to good metabolic health in humans. In part, for this to occur new fat cells must be made “on demand” when the body has an energy surplus.
Researchers have developed an artificial tissue in which human blood stem cells remain functional for a prolonged period of time.
Researchers at the University of Zurich (UZH) have discovered the identity of the stem cell niche of the colon. The niche comprises special cells that activate the stem cells of the adjacent intestinal epithelium and are responsible for its continuous renewal.
Scientists at Virginia Commonwealth University believe they have uncovered an “Achilles heel” of glioblastoma multiforme (GBM), the most common and deadly form of brain cancer.