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  • Slug, a stem cell regulator, keeps breast cells healthy by promoting repair of DNA damage July 16, 2019
    A new biomedical research study finds a transcription factor called Slug contributes to breast cell fitness by promoting efficient repair of DNA damage. The absence of Slug leads to unresolved DNA damage and accelerated aging of breast cells.
  • Repair of aged tissue can be enhanced by inhibiting signals from neighboring cells July 10, 2019
    Researchers have discovered how regenerative capacity of intestinal epithelium declines when we age. Targeting of an enzyme that inhibits stem cell maintaining signaling rejuvenates the regenerative potential of an aged intestine. This finding may open ways to alleviate age-related gastrointestinal problems, reduce side-effects of cancer treatments, and reduce healthcare costs in the ageing society by […]
  • Killing the seeds of cancer: A new finding shows potential in destroying cancer stem cells July 8, 2019
    When doctors remove a tumor surgically or use targeted therapies, the cancer may appear to be gone. However, evidence suggests a tiny subpopulation of adaptable cancer cells can remain and circulate through the body to seed new metastasis in far-off locations. A collaborative research project has identified an entirely new class of molecules that shows […]
  • World first: Homing instinct applied to stem cells show cells 'home' to cardiac tissue July 3, 2019
    In a world first, scientists have found a new way to direct stem cells to heart tissue. The findings could radically improve the treatment for cardiovascular disease, which causes more than a quarter of all deaths in the UK (1).
  • Stem cell stimulation improves stroke recovery July 1, 2019
    Stem cell stimulation shows promise as a potential noninvasive stroke treatment, according to new research. If extended to humans, this technique could greatly improve patients' quality of life.
  • Functional hair follicles grown from stem cells June 27, 2019
    Scientists have created natural-looking hair that grows through the skin using human induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), a major scientific achievement that could revolutionize the hair growth industry.
  • 'Shooting stars' during cell development impact risk for disease June 27, 2019
    Fleeting differences in gene expression between individuals that occur at different points in time during cell development may have consequences on the ultimate risk for disease in mature tissues and cell types.
  • Growing embryonic tissues on a chip June 27, 2019
    Researchers have developed a method to stimulate human stem cells to organize themselves into ordered layers of different cell types. The method is based on microfluidics and can help better understand how tissues are formed in the embryo, setting the stage for fabricating functional tissues and organs for drug testing and transplantation.
  • Scientists developing way to help premature babies breathe easier June 26, 2019
    Researchers suggest a possible cell-based therapy to stimulate lung development in fragile premature infants who suffer from a rare condition called Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia (BPD), which in the most severe cases can lead to lifelong breathing problems and even death. Scientists studied genetic signatures in donated human neonatal lungs by using single-cell RNA sequencing analysis and […]
  • Tapping into the way cells communicate June 24, 2019
    For the first time, scientists can record cells communicating in real time, opening the floodgates for new developments in cell therapy and other areas within cell biology.