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

April 8, 2019 | Cancer Stem Cells

Characteristics of the tumor microenvironment can inhibit CHD7 expression in glioblastoma tumor-initiating cells and prompt a pro-angiogenic response

April 8, 2019 | Direct Reprogramming

Researchers refine a chemical cocktail to four small molecule drugs and define the signaling pathways vital for astrocytes-neuron conversion

April 1, 2019 | Limbal Stem Cells

A phase I/II trial examines allogeneic corneal epithelial stem cells cultured on amniotic membrane at GMP standard for the treatment of bilateral LSCD

April 1, 2019 | ESCs/iPSCs

Immature hPSC-derived pancreatic β cell clustering in vitro promotes the generation of mature β cells that resemble their endogenous counterparts

March 18, 2019 | Cord Blood Stem Cells

A new study reports the results of a trial comparing intra‐articular injection of umbilical cord MSCs for the treatment of human knee osteoarthritis

March 18, 2019 | ESCs/iPSCs

New research highlights the influence of a GPCR effector on the maintenance of hESC pluripotency and the successful reprogramming of fibroblasts to hiPSCs 

March 18, 2019 | ESCs/iPSCs

Researchers describe how a risk locus impacts VSMC related genes expression, thereby influencing the risk of coronary artery disease and possibly other CVDs 

March 11, 2019 | Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Researchers report that pretreating MSCs with serum from asthmatic mice leads to a reduction in lung inflammation and remodeling and improves lung function 

March 11, 2019 | Neural Stem Cells

A new study investigates the signaling pathways linking stroke and neural stem cell function with a focus on blood‐brain barriers in brain stem cell niches

March 11, 2019 | Cardiac Stem Cells

New results do not support the presence of quiescent cardiac stem cells, transdifferentiation into cardiomyocytes, or cardiomyocyte proliferation post-injury