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

August 26, 2021

YUNNAN (CN), August 2021 — Neural stem cells play pivotal roles during prenatal development and throughout life, according to results of a study published in Aging-US.

August 26, 2021

DÜSSELDORF (DE), August 2021 — Human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) can be used to generate brain organoids containing an eye structure called the optic cup, according to a study published in Cell Stem Cell.

August 23, 2021

BIRMINGHAM, AL (US), August 2021 — More than 43,000 American women will die from breast cancer this year. Most of those deaths will occur after the cancer has spread to other organs, a process called metastasis. This involves at least five major steps.

August 23, 2021

BOSTON, MA (US), August 2021 — A team led by researchers at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) has generated premature cells that support early heart development but vanish soon after birth.

August 23, 2021

BOSTON, MA (US), August 2021 — Investigators who previously developed a recipe for turning skin cells into primitive muscle-like cells that can be maintained indefinitely in the lab without losing the potential to become mature muscle have now uncovered how this recipe works and

August 20, 2021

SANTA BARBARA, CA (US), August 2021 — Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common of all genetic heart diseases and is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death.

August 20, 2021

UTRECHT (NL), August 2021 — Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the most prevalent genetic diseases worldwide and has grave consequences for the patient. The mucus in the lungs, throat and intestines is sticky and thick, which causes blockages in organs.

August 16, 2021

LOS ANGELES, CA (US), August 2021 — Contrary to the popular song, the neck bone is actually connected to one of 22 separate head bones that make up the human skull.

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August 16, 2021

SAN DIEGO, CA (US), August 2021 — Hematopoietic stem cells – the precursors to blood cells – have been notoriously difficult to grow in a dish, a critical tool in basic research.

August 13, 2021

HOUSTON, TX (US), August 2021 — Although visible signs of aging are usually unmistakable, unraveling what triggers them has been quite a challenge.

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