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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine.
LEUVEN (BE), September 2019 — Women and most female mammals have two X chromosomes, but only one of these is active in any given cell.
TORONTO (CA), September 2019 — Males are straightforward while females are complicated: This misguided view prompted the decades-long exclusion of female animals from research out of fear that their fluctuating hormone levels will muddle the data.
UNIVERSITY PARK, PA (US), September 2019 — A new gene therapy turns glial cells — abundant support cells in the brain — into neurons, repairing damage that results from stroke and significantly improving motor function in mice.
STOCKHOLM (SE), September 2019 — It appears that when our nervous system is developing only the most viable neurons survive, while immature neurons are weeded out and die.
BARCELONA (ESP), September 2019 — Ruth M. Risueño, Ph.D., leads the leukemic stem cell group of the Josep Carreras Leukaemia Research Institute.
PORTLAND, OR (US), September 2019 — Scientists have developed a compound that successfully promotes rebuilding of the protective sheath around nerve cells that is damaged in conditions such as multiple sclerosis.
CAMBRIDGE, MA (US), September 2019 — Twenty people die every day waiting for an organ transplant in the United States, and while more than 30,000 transplants are now performed annually, there are over 113,000 patients currently on organ waitlists.
BASEL (SUI), September 2019 — Scientists from Basel have investigated the activity of stem cells in the brain of mice and discovered a key mechanism that controls cell proliferation.