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February 11, 2016

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February 11, 2016

Jan. 29, 2016 — The mechanism used by specialized enzymes to remodel the extremely condensed genetic material in the nucleus of cells in order to control which genes can be used has been discovered. The research ... read more

Ultrasound-Based Therapy for Cardiac Stem Cells Recovery

Jan. 29, 2016 — When cardiac stem cells undergo low-intensity pulsed ultrasound treatment, these cells can perform continuing modifications, tissue remodeling and regeneration of damaged cardiac tissue after a heart ... read more

Assessing Stem Cells: New Biomarker Developed

Jan. 29, 2016 — A research team has found a way to assess the viability of 'manufactured' stem cells known as induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs). The team's discovery offers a new way to ... read more

Jan. 29, 2016 — Industry 4.0 requires comprehensive data collection in order to control highly automated process sequences in complex production environments. One example is the cultivation of living cells. But ... read more

Protein Combination Improves Bone Regeneration, Study Shows

Jan. 29, 2016 — A combination of proteins that could improve clinical bone restoration, and could lead towards the development of therapeutic treatments for skeletal defects, bone loss and osteoporosis, report ... read more

Cancer's Surprise Origins, Caught in Action

Jan. 28, 2016 — For the first time, researchers have visualized the origins of cancer from the first affected cell and watched its spread in a live animal. This work could change the way scientists understand ... read more

Research Hints at a Nutritional Strategy for Reducing Autism Risk

Jan. 28, 2016 — Folic acid has long been touted as an important supplement for women of childbearing age for its ability to prevent defects in the baby's developing brain and spinal cord. In fact, folic acid is ... read more

CRISPR Used to Repair Blindness-Causing Genetic Defect in Patient-Derived Stem Cells

Jan. 28, 2016 — Scientists have used a new gene-editing technology called CRISPR, to repair a genetic mutation responsible for retinitis pigmentosa (RP), an inherited condition that causes the retina to degrade and ... read more

Jan. 27, 2016 — The Achilles heel of hepatocellular carcinoma, a leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, has been discovered by researchers. The key to disrupting chemo-resistant stem cells that become liver ... read more

Scientists Make an Important Contribution to Decoding the Language of Cells

Jan. 27, 2016 — There are astonishing similarities between molecular mechanisms in neural stem cells and pancreatic islet cells, new research shows. This may lead to new forms of therapy, particularly for ... read more

Jan. 25, 2016 — A molecule that interrupts biochemical signals essential for the survival of a certain type of cancer stem cell has been discovered by ... read more

How to Detect and Preserve Human Stem Cells in the Lab

Jan. 22, 2016 — Human stem cells that are capable of becoming any other kind of cell in the body have previously only been acquired and cultivated with difficulty. Scientists have now presented details of a method ... read more

Jan. 21, 2016 — A research team has now discovered how human macrophages can divide and self-renew almost indefinitely. As the researchers show in their new report, the macrophages achieve this by activating a gene ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — In 1917, Florence Sabin, the first female member of the US National Academy of Sciences, discovered hemangioblasts, the common precursor cells for blood cells and blood vessel endothelia. Her ... read more

Breakthrough in Human Cell Transformation Could Revolutionize Regenerative Medicine

Jan. 19, 2016 — A breakthrough in the transformation of human cells by an international team of researchers could open the door to a new range of treatments for a variety of medical ... read more

Jan. 19, 2016 — Electrical stimulation of human heart muscle cells engineered from human stem cells aids their development and function, researchers have demonstrated for the first time. They used electrical ... read more

Broken UV Light Leads to Key Heart Muscle Cell Discovery

Jan. 18, 2016 — For a team of investigators trying to generate heart muscle cells from stem cells, a piece of broken equipment turned out to be a good thing. The faulty equipment pushed the researchers to try a ... read more

Jan. 14, 2016 — Where and when do stem cells first appear during development? Researchers investigated this question by examining how cells organize as the hair follicle first appears in mouse embryos. They ... read more

Donor's Genotype Controls Differentiation of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells

Jan. 14, 2016 — Pluripotent stem cells derived from different cell types are equally susceptible to reprogramming, indicates a recent study. However, the genotype of the donor strongly influences the differentiation ... read more

Mechanism That Controls Neuron Production from Stem Cells Revealed

Jan. 13, 2016 — The discovery of a mechanism enabling the production of cellular diversity in the developing nervous system has been announced by scientists. This discovery could improve the protocols to ... read more

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