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  • Cancer study may accidentally help researchers create usable blood stem cells January 16, 2020
    A new study shows that cancer-causing MLL gene may also push pluripotent stem cells to make hematopoietic stem cells, a strong step in the decades-long effort to make personalizable, durable blood stem cells.
  • Mutations in donors' stem cells may cause problems for cancer patients January 16, 2020
    A new study suggests that extremely rare, harmful genetic mutations present in healthy donors' stem cells -- though not causing health problems in the donors -- may be passed on to cancer patients receiving stem cell transplants, potentially creating health problems for the recipients. Among the concerns are heart damage, graft-versus-host disease and possible new […]
  • Artificial muscle sheets transform stem cells into bone January 13, 2020
    Specifically programmed materials can, under specific conditions, encourage stem cells to transform into bone cells. To do this, scientists implemented a so-called shape-memory polymer in stem cell research.
  • First genomic study of puberty yields insights into development and cancer January 10, 2020
    In the first-ever genome-scale analysis of the puberty process in humans, researchers outline distinct and critical changes to stem cells in males during adolescence.
  • New protocol to generate intestinal organoids in vitro January 10, 2020
    Researchers have developed a new way to generate groups of intestinal cells that can be used, among others, to make disease models in the lab to test treatments for diseases affecting the gastrointestinal system. Using human induced pluripotent stem cells, this novel approach combined a variety of techniques that enabled the development of three-dimensional groups […]
  • Rejuvenating the brain with stem cells January 9, 2020
    The older we get the more our brains will find it difficult to learn and remember new things. The research group used a method to stimulate the small pool of neural stem cells that reside in the brain in order to increase their number and the number of neurons generated by those stem cells. Additional […]
  • Recurrent miscarriage: Diabetes drug could lead to new treatment January 9, 2020
    A drug designed to tackle diabetes could also be repurposed as the first treatment to prevent miscarriage by targeting the lining of the womb itself, according to a clinical trial.
  • Plant-derived SVC112 hits cancer stem cells, leaves healthy cells alone January 8, 2020
    Study shows drug SVC112 stops production of proteins that cancer stem cells need to survive and grow.
  • Cellular clock regulating human spine development January 8, 2020
    After decades of effort, scientists use induced pluripotent stem cells to model human spine development. Findings provide proof of existence of a segmentation clock in humans guiding spine formation. Work sets stage for better understanding of musculoskeletal and metabolic disorders, including congenital scoliosis, muscular dystrophy and type 2 diabetes.
  • Human immune cells produced in a dish in world first January 8, 2020
    A research team has reproduced and visualized the earliest developmental steps in human immune cell production in the laboratory and are now set to advance our understanding of childhood diseases like leukemia and autoimmune conditions.