Latest Cellular differentiation Stories
The new method boosts cell yields and increases safety, helping to get another step closer to regenerative medicine
The surface of your skin, called the epidermis, is a complex mixture of many different cell types — each with a very specific job.
The study, published in PNAS, opens the way for large-scale screenings to identify new targets for cancer therapy.
Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft Breakthrough in heart research: The research team from Professor Katja Schenke-Layland of the Fraunhofer Institute for Interfacial Engineering and Biotechnology IGB in Stuttgart has discovered cell surface markers that enable the identification and isolation of living functional cardiovascular progenitor cells (CPCs). For the first time, therapeutically relevant CPCs can be derived from induced-pluripotent stem cells (iPS) cells. CPCs, which are typically only found...
During the early developmental stages of vertebrates—animals that have a backbone and spinal column, including humans—cells undergo extensive rearrangements, and some cells migrate over large distances to populate particular areas and assume novel roles as differentiated cell types.
Stem cells are a valuable resource for medical and biological research, but are difficult to study due to ethical and societal barriers.
A group of researchers in Israel, the United States and other nations have made important advances in the rapidly-expanding field of "regenerative medicine," outlining for the first time connections in genetic regulation that normally prevent birth defects in heart and facial muscles.
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