Latest Embryomics Stories
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.
Researchers at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) and Boston Medical Center (BMC) have derived a population of pure lung and thyroid progenitor cells in vitro that successfully mimic the developmental milestones of lung and thyroid tissue formation.
In recent years, a number of controversial claims have been made about the female mammal's egg supply – that it is renewed over her adult lifetime (as opposed to the conventional understanding that she is born with all of her eggs), and that the source of these eggs is stem cells that originate in the bone marrow.
When a sperm fertilizes an egg, each contributes a set of chromosomes to the resulting embryo, which at these very early stages is called a zygote.
Although the body is constantly replacing cells and cell constituents, damage and imperfections accumulate over time.
For the past decade, researchers have tried to reprogram the identity of all kinds of cell types.
Scientists at the Genome Institute of Singapore (GIS) have recently generated significant single cell expression data crucial for a detailed molecular understanding of mammalian development from fertilization to embryo implantation, a process known as the preimplantation period.
A new study from the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute (OHRI) and the University of Ottawa suggests that stem cells intentionally break their own DNA as a way of regulating tissue development.
The National Institutes of Health has given the University of Pittsburgh $5 million to explore new ways of growing replacement cells from existing tissues. A $2.9 million, five-year grant was presented to Professor Eric Lagasse to support development of a novel concept: using the body's many lymph nodes as sites for growing replacement cells for other tissues and organs. Professor Ipsita Banerjee received a $2.2 million, five-year award to study how embryonic stem cells develop into mature...