Latest Cellular differentiation Stories
New stem cell research has shown the potential for regenerating hair follicles – which could lead to relief for hair-challenged men everywhere.
With the help of biomimetic matrices, a research team led by bioengineers at the University of California, San Diego has discovered exactly how calcium phosphate can coax stem cells to become bone-building cells.
Researchers at Queen Mary University of London have shown for the first time that the specialized role stem cells go on to perform is controlled by primary cilia –tiny hair-like structures protruding from a cell.
JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, has published a novel technique that could resolve a snag in stem cell research for application in regenerative medicine—a strategy for reprograming cells in vivo to act like stem cells that forgoes the risk of causing tumors.
Generating new cardiac muscle from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) and/or induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSC) could fulfill the demand for therapeutic applications and drug testing.
With few exceptions, cells don't change type once they have become specialized — a heart cell, for example, won't suddenly become a brain cell. However, new findings by researchers at UC Santa Barbara have identified a method for changing one cell type into another in a process called forced transdifferentiation.
The electrophysiological properties of potassium ion channels are regarded as a basic index for determining the functional differentiation of neural stem cells.
The blood stem cells that live in bone marrow are at the top of a complex family tree.
Scientists at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have discovered that two separate species of salamander differ in the way their muscles grow back in lost body parts.
Diseases affecting the kidneys represent a major and unsolved health issue worldwide. The kidneys rarely recover function once they are damaged by disease, highlighting the urgent need for better knowledge of kidney development and physiology.
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