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  • Uncovering the clock that sets the speed of embryo development September 17, 2020
    Why do pregnancies last longer in some species than others? Researchers have found the clock that sets the speed of embryonic development and discovered the mechanism is based on how proteins are made and dismantled. The study could also help us understand how different mammals evolved from one another and help refine methods for regenerative […]
  • A new discovery in regenerative medicine September 16, 2020
    Researchers have made an unexpected world-first stem cell discovery that may lead to new treatments for placenta complications during pregnancy.
  • Next-gen organoids grow and function like real tissues September 16, 2020
    Bioengineers have created miniature intestines in a dish that match up anatomically and functionally to the real thing better than any other lab-grown tissue models. The biological complexity and longevity of the new organoid technology is an important step towards enabling drug testing, personalized medicine, and perhaps, one day, transplantations.
  • Generation of three-dimensional heart organoids September 16, 2020
    Researchers engineered three-dimensional functional heart organoids resembling the developing heart. By exposing mouse embryonic stem cells to two key proteins during heart development, the researchers were able to form heart organoids with structural, functional, and molecular similarities to the embryonic heart during development. This method could be used to study heart development and to screen […]
  • Gene that drives ovarian cancer identified September 11, 2020
    Scientists have pinpointed which specific genes drive - or delay - high-grade serious ovarian carcinoma.
  • New insight into mammalian stem cell evolution September 8, 2020
    The genes regulating pluripotent stem cells in mammals are surprisingly similar across 48 species, researchers report. The study also shows that differences among these 'gene regulating networks' might explain how certain features of mammalian pluripotent stem cells have evolved.
  • Mini-organs could offer treatment hope for children with intestinal failure September 8, 2020
    Scientists have grown human intestinal grafts using stem cells from patient tissue that could one day lead to personalized transplants for children with intestinal failure.
  • Coaxing single stem cells into specialized cells September 4, 2020
    Researchers have developed a unique method for precisely controlling the deposition of hydrogel, which is made of water-soluble polymers commonly used to support cells in experiments or for therapeutic purposes. The researchers noticed that their technique - which allows for the encapsulation of a single cell within a minute hydrogel droplet - can be used […]
  • Breakthrough in using stem cells to treat enteric nervous system disorders August 27, 2020
    Scientists have made a breakthrough in understanding how the enteric nervous system forms, which could pave the way for new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's.
  • Researchers pinpoint hierarchy of breast cancer cells as potential cause for treatment resistance August 25, 2020
    Researchers say it can take cells in different forms or 'life stages' to cause cancer to grow and spread.