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Scientists at the Danish Stem Cell Center, DanStem, at the University of Copenhagen have discovered that they can make embryonic stem cells regress to a stage of development where they are able to make placenta cells as well as the other fetal cells.
Stem cells are a valuable resource for medical and biological research, but are difficult to study due to ethical and societal barriers.
Devising a novel method to identify potential genetic regulators in planarian stem cells, Whitehead Institute scientists have determined which of those genes affect the two main functions of stem cells.
Researchers have created mammalian cells containing a single set of chromosomes for the first time in research funded by the Wellcome Trust and EMBO.
Stem cell researchers at UCLA have discovered that three types of cells derived from human embryonic stem cells and induced pluripotent stem cells are similar to each other, but are much more developmentally immature than previously thought when compared to those same cell types taken directly from human tissue.
"Pluripotent" stem cellsâ€”which have the potential to mature into almost any cell in the bodyâ€”are being widely studied for their role in treating a vast array of human diseases and for generating cells and tissues for transplantation.
Better understanding of mechanisms involved should improve reprogramming of embryonic-like cells.
The great promise of induced pluripotent stem cells is that the all-purpose cells seem capable of performing all the same tricks as embryonic stem cells, but without the controversy.
Scientists on Thursday announced the creation of mice from reprogrammed induced pluripotent stem cells.
In a paper publishing online July 23 in Cell Stem Cell, a Cell Press journal, Dr. Shaorong Gao and colleagues from the National Institute of Biological Sciences in Beijing, China, report an important advance in the characterization of reprogrammed induced pluripotent stem cells, or iPSCs.
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