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Researchers take key step toward growing human organs in laboratory

Researchers have learned that precursor cells for skeletal muscles actually also give rise to neurons, blood vessels, blood cells and immune cells, pushing science one step closer to generating body parts in a laboratory.

Combining developmental biology, genetics and bioinformatics, scientists at Oregon State University confirmed that Pax3+ cells act as a multifaceted stem cell niche for multiple organs at embryonic stages.

Stem cell signaling drives mammary gland development and, possibly, breast cancer

The human body develops most tissue types during fetal development, in a mother’s uterus. Yet one only tissue develops after birth: the mammary gland. This milk-producing organ, a defining characteristic of mammals, is also the site of one of the most common cancers breast cancer, which affects roughly one in eight women in the United States over the course of their lifetime.

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What’s the Stem Cells Buzz this Week? - UCB for Ischemic Stroke, Wound Healing with UCB, Scar Reduction by OSKM, and Using Fat to Fight Disease!

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TAP1: The Key to Immune Evasion by Breast Cancer Stem Cells?

Researchers demonstrate that epigenetic silencing of TAP genes in breast cancer stem cells play a crucial role in immune evasion mechanisms

Quality-Quantity Control Culture Boosts the Wound Healing Ability of Diabetic EPCs

A new report describes how a novel culture system boosts the regenerative properties of diabetic endothelial progenitor cells and improves wound healing

Robots grow mini-organs from human stem cells

An automated system that uses robots has been designed to rapidly produce human mini-organs derived from stem cells. Researchers at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle developed the new system. 

The advance promises to greatly expand the use of mini-organs in basic research and drug discovery, according to Benjamin Freedman, Ph.D., assistant professor of medicine, Division of Nephrology, at the UW School of Medicine, who led the research effort.

Researchers operate lab-grown heart cells by remote control

Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine and their collaborators have developed a technique that allows them to speed up or slow down human heart cells growing in a dish on command —  simply by shining a light on them and varying its intensity. The cells are grown on a material called graphene, which converts light into electricity, providing a more realistic environment than standard plastic or glass laboratory dishes.

FDA seeks permanent injunctions against two stem cell clinics

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) filed complaints in federal court on May 9 seeking permanent injunctions to stop two stem cell clinics from marketing stem cell products without FDA approval and for significant deviations from current good manufacturing practice requirements.

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