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2012-03-14 20:46:55

Researchers at the RIKEN Omics Science Center (OSC) have successfully developed and demonstrated a new experimental technique for producing cells with specific functions through the artificial reconstruction of transcriptional regulatory networks.

2012-03-02 01:29:33

Despite the promise associated with the therapeutic use of human stem cells, a complete understanding of the mechanisms that control the fundamental question of whether a stem cell becomes a specific cell type within the body or remains a stem cell has—until now—eluded scientists.

2012-02-16 18:20:14

Scientists have found a way to generate and maintain stem cells much more efficiently by amplifying the effect of an essential protein.

2012-01-31 06:08:06

Mouse skin cells can be converted directly into cells that become the three main parts of the nervous system.

2012-01-24 22:03:53

Human stem cells capable of giving rise to any fetal or adult cell type are known as pluripotent stem cells.

Stem Cells Could Help Save The Snow Leopard
2012-01-23 12:15:34

The survival of the endangered snow leopard is looking promising thanks to Monash University scientists who have, for the first time, produced embryonic stem-like cells from the tissue of an adult leopard.

2011-12-19 16:12:34

Stanford University School of Medicine investigators have shown that iPS cells, viewed as a possible alternative to human embryonic stem cells, can mirror the defining defects of a genetic condition — in this instance, Marfan syndrome — as well as embryonic stem cells can.


Word of the Day
dingle
  • A small wooded valley; a dell.
  • The protecting weather-shed built around the entrance to a house.
  • The roofed-over space between the kitchen and the sleeping-quarters in a logging-camp, commonly used as a storeroom.
The word 'dingle' comes from Middle English dell, hollow.
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