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Brief reviews of recently published articles, organized by stem cell type.

January 15, 2018 | Endothelial Progenitor Cells

A new study suggests that PPARα-laden membrane microparticles can reverse loss function of endothelial progenitor cells in a mouse model of metabolic syndrome

January 15, 2018 | Endothelial Progenitor Cells

The efficient production of specialized endothelial cells from pluripotent stem cells may accelerate the construction of a reliable blood-brain barrier model 

January 6, 2018 | ESCs/iPSCs

Researchers describe a robust and simple means to assess quality control in cultures of human embryonic stem cell cultures: intact cell mass spectrometry fingerprinting

January 6, 2018 | Cancer Stem Cells

A new three-dimensional in vitro model of liver tumorigenesis may provide an efficient means to study cancer development and create new and effective therapies.

December 31, 2017 | ESCs/iPSCs

New comparative study highlights the utility of human pluripotent stem cell-derived organoids in studies of kidney development and kidney disease

December 31, 2017 | Cord Blood Stem Cells

A new trial in children with cerebral palsy suggests that autologous cord blood infusions may have the potential to improve motor function

December 25, 2017 | Bone Marrow Stem Cells

Researchers studying hematopoietic failure in acute myeloid leukemia highlight an unexpected role for adipocytes and in doing so discover a new treatment strategy

December 25, 2017 | Mesenchymal Stem Cells

A study compares the in vivo osteogenic potential of mesenchymal stem cells and adipose-derived stem cells in the hope of creating efficient bone repair strategies

December 18, 2017 | Cancer Stem Cells

A new study suggests that dedifferentiated mature melanocytes represent the cell of origin for melanoma, and not stem cells as previously thought

December 18, 2017 | Neural Stem Cells

A new study indicates that insulin controls adult neural stem cell proliferation and differentiation via the activities of cyclin-dependent kinase 4

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