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  • Novel bioengineering technique for personalized bone grafts July 18, 2018
    Scientists have developed a new bone engineering technique called Segmental Additive Tissue Engineering (SATE). The technique allows researchers to combine segments of bone engineered from stem cells to create large scale, personalized grafts that will enhance treatment for those suffering from bone disease or injury through regenerative medicine.
  • New platform poised to be next generation of genetic medicines July 16, 2018
    Scientists have discovered a gene-editing technology that could efficiently and accurately correct the genetic defects that underlie certain diseases, positioning the new tool as the basis for the next generation of genetic therapies. This editing platform may be used to cure inherited and acquired diseases. The proof-of-concept study spotlights a promising new gene-editing platform that […]
  • Gene controls bone-to-fat ratio in bone marrow July 12, 2018
    In an unexpected discovery, researchers have found that a gene previously known to control human metabolism also controls the equilibrium of bone and fat in bone marrow as well as how an adult stem cell expresses its final cell type. The findings could lead to a better understanding of the disruption of bone-to-fat ratio in […]
  • Engineered cancer cells can fight primary and metastatic cancer July 11, 2018
    A new study leverages the power of gene editing, capitalizing on cancer cells' self-homing ability to take a critical step toward using cancer cells to kill cancer.
  • Kidney podocytes, all grown up July 11, 2018
    Unlike other human stem cells, Induced pluripotent stem cells (iPS cells) can be produced directly from adult cells. Now, researchers have shown that human kidney podocytes produced from iPS cells via a highly efficient, previously described protocol exhibit transcriptomic and protein expression profiles that match those of mature podocytes -- a feat that no other […]
  • Researchers confine mature cells to turn them into stem cells July 10, 2018
    Recent research has revealed that mature cells can be reprogrammed into re-deployable stem cells without direct genetic modification -- by confining them to a defined geometric space for an extended period of time.
  • Finding a weak link in the frightful parasite Schistosoma July 10, 2018
    Researchers have shed light on the complex life cycle of Schistosoma, a parasite responsible for sickening hundreds of millions of people in the developing world.
  • New method for turning skin cells into pluripotent stem cells July 6, 2018
    Researchers have for the first time succeeded in converting human skin cells into pluripotent stem cells by activating the cell's own genes.
  • Muscle stem cells derived from teratomas July 5, 2018
    Researchers have developed a process to regenerate skeletal muscle cells in mice with muscular dystrophy.
  • SATB1 vital for maintenance of hematopoietic stem cells July 5, 2018
    Researchers have revealed that expression of SATB1 was involved in both differences in HSC self-renewal ability and differences in the ability of HSCs to differentiate into lymphocytic lineages.