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Large Scale Generation of Light-Responsive Human Retinal Organoids

Majlinda Lako, PhD Photo

New Study Suggests Placental Stem Cell Therapy for Inherited Skin Blistering Disease

Treatment with stem cells derived from the human placenta may represent an effective therapy for severe recessive dystrophic epidermolysis bullosa 

Organ-on-Chip Stem Cell Coculture Provides Boost for Study of Motor Neuron Disease

A new study demonstrates how three-dimensional coculture of induced pluripotent stem cell-derived spinal motor neurons enhances both cell maturity and functionality

What’s the Stem Cells Buzz this Week? - Urine-derived Endothelial Cells, Micro-Fragmented Adipose Tissue, CD34+ Cell Transplantation for CLI, and Small Molecule-Mediated Stem Cell Differentiation!

The Stem Cells Portal brings you a roundup of some of the new and exciting stories in the ever-changing world of stem cells, regenerative medicine, and beyond!

Study Reveals Leopard Geckos can make new Brain Cells

GUELPH, ONT (CA)  July 2018 — Researchers have discovered the type of stem cell that enables geckos to create new brain cells, providing evidence that the lizards may also be able to regenerate parts of the brain after injury. This finding could help in replacing human brain cells lost or damaged due to injury, aging or disease.

System that might reduce Neurodegeneration in Huntington's Disease Discovered

COLOGNE, (DE)  July 2018 - Researchers made an important step toward understanding the mechanisms that cause the neurodegenerative disorder Huntington's disease when they identified a system blocking the accumulation of toxin protein aggregates, which are responsible for neurodegeneration.

The work, led by David Vilchez, Ph.D., at the University of Cologne's Cluster of Excellence for Aging Research (CECAD), is described in a study published recently in Nature Communications.

Can Scientists Leverage Mysterious ‘Mossy Cells’ for Brain Disease Treatments?

CHAPEL HILL, NC (US) July 2018 - A small population of brain cells deep in a memory-making region of the brain controls the production of new neurons and may have a role in common brain disorders, according to a study from scientists at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine.

Cell commissural projections

Regenerative Medicine Gains from Researchers’ New Ability to Predict Cell Conversion Factors

LUXEMBOURG CITY, (LU)  July 2018 - A newly developed computational method makes it possible for researchers to accurately predict how one subpopulation of cells can be converted into another.

"The method has great potential for regenerative medicine when it comes to replacing cell subpopulations that have been lost in the course of disease, for example," said Antonio del Sol, Ph.D., head of the Computational Biology group of the Luxembourg Centre for Systems Biomedicine (LCSB) at the University of Luxembourg.

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Researchers characterize “Mutational Burden” of Human Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

SAN DIEGO, CA (US)  July 2018 - The therapeutic potential of human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which are capable of becoming almost any type of cell in the human body, is well-recognized and broadly pursued, but their mutational burden has not yet been fully characterized.

Boosting Stem Cells With Growth Factor May Help in Treating Critical Limb Ischemia in Hemodialysis Patients


Dr. Takayasu Ohtake and Dr. Shuzo KobayashiDURHAM, N.C. JULY 2018

Dr. Takayasu Ohtake and Dr. Shuzo Kobayashi


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