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

November 29, 2018

BEIJING, (PRC), November 2018 — Hematopoietic stem and progenitor cells (HSPCs) give rise to all blood lineages that support people's life. HSPCs, like seeds, need a suitable microenvironment to maintain their function.

November 29, 2018

KYOTO, (JP), November 2018 — If you want to build an organ, such as for transplant, you need to think in 3D.

November 26, 2018

BOSTON, MA (US), November 2018 — Epigenetic therapies — targeting enzymes that alter what genes are turned on or off in a cell — are of growing interest in the cancer field as a way of making a cancer less aggressive or less malignant.

November 26, 2018

TEL AVIV, (ISR), November 2018 — Researchers in Israel have discovered that breast tumors can boost their growth by recruiting stromal cells originally formed in the bone marrow.

November 21, 2018

STANFORD, CA (US), November 2018 — A novel immunotherapy appears safe for use in patients with a type of blood cancer called non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma, according to a phase 1 multicenter clinical trial led by a researcher at the Stanford University School of Medicine.

November 19, 2018

ST. LOUIS, MO (US), November 2018 — Scientists hoping to develop better treatments for kidney disease have turned their attention to growing clusters of kidney cells in the lab.

November 19, 2018

DENVER, CO (US), November 2018 — Think of energy metabolism like a party popper: Ripping something apart releases a bang. Most of your cells rip apart sugar to release the "bang" of energy.

November 14, 2018

STOCKHOLM (SE), November 2018 — Researchers from Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have identified a protein that determines the identity and invasive properties of breast cancer cells.

November 14, 2018

HAMBURG (DE), November 2018 — Researchers have developed a way to grow human heart tissue that can serve as a model for the upper chambers of the heart (the atria).

November 12, 2018

NEWARK, NJ (US), November 2018 — Rutgers scientists have created a tiny, biodegradable scaffold to transplant stem cells and deliver drugs, which may help treat Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases, aging brain degeneration, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries.

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