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A common virus may help inform treatment planning for stem cell transplant patients

Most healthy people barely notice infection with the human cytomegalovirus (hCMV), a form of the herpes virus that has evolved with humans over thousands of years and usually lays dormant in the body after initial infection.

When the nose doesn’t know: Can loss of smell be repaired?

As part of the normal aging process, older adults frequently experience a decline in their olfactory function, resulting in a compromised or complete loss of sense of smell. The loss of sense of smell — whether as a result of aging, medication, illness or injury — affects sense of taste; when the sense of smell is intact, it combines with the sense of taste to communicate the flavor of food.

Smell loss in older adults reduces quality of life, compromises nutritional status and puts the health and safety of the elderly at risk.

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Computerized Colony Selection Promises to Increase iPSC Generation Efficiency

A new computerized technique based on morphological assessments may lead to increases in the efficiency of induced pluripotent stem cell reprogramming strategies 

Extracellular Vesicles: A New Means to Rescue HSCs from the Effects of Irradiation

Researchers discover that extracellular vesicles derived from MSCs rescue HSCs from the effects of irradiation and may represent a new therapeutic option

PDGF-modified human Dental Pulp Stem Cells: The End of Toothache as we know it?

Researchers demonstrate the possibility of enhanced tooth repair via the application of Platelet-Derived Growth Factor-modified human dental pulp stem cells 

Invasive cells in head and neck tumors predict cancer spread

Head and neck tumors that contain cells undergoing a partial epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition – which transforms them from neatly organized blocks into irregular structures that extrude into the surrounding environment – are more likely to invade and spread to other parts of the body, according to a new study led by researchers from Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard.

Scientists reveal rules for making ribs

Scientists from the University of Southern California Stem Cell lab of Francesca Mariani, Ph.D., have discovered how the vertebrate ribcage – which supports the body, protects the internal organs and enables life on lan d – develops. Their findings can be used to understand the challenges of building new tissues in adults after injury.

Stem cell-derived intestine model mimics innate immune responses

A stem cell-derived in vitro model displays key small intestine characteristics including innate immune responses, according to a study by Ying Chen, Ph.D., and David Kaplan, Ph.D., from Tufts University (Boston, Massachusetts) and colleagues.

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