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September 8, 2022
Body: Researchers announce the development of a mouse embryo model, complete with beating hearts and the foundations for a brain and other organs, out of mouse embryonic stem cells.
September 7, 2022
Body: A new study reveals how mechanical forces and tissue mechanics influence the morphology of the developing brain, and establishes a direct link in neural stem cells between Piezo1, a mechanically-activated ion channel, and intracellular cholesterol levels during neural development.
September 5, 2022
Body: Investigators have developed an investigational therapy using support cells and a protective protein that can be delivered past the blood-brain barrier. This combined stem cell and gene therapy can potentially protect diseased motor neurons in the spinal cord of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, a fatal neurological disorder known as ALS or Lou Gehrig's disease.
September 1, 2022
Body: Scientists have managed to generate a new type of human cell in the lab using stem cells. The new cells closely resemble their natural counterparts in early human embryos. As a result, researchers can now better study what happens just after an embryo implants in the womb.
August 25, 2022
Body: A new paper looks outside this brain region and reviews the various brain pathways that meet in the brain stem to control feeding behavior, using a technique that offers an unbiased look at the neurons involved, which could offer targets for better obesity drugs.
August 25, 2022
Body: Researchers have created model embryos from mouse stem cells that form a brain, a beating heart, and the foundations of all the other organs of the body -- a new avenue for recreating the first stages of life.
August 23, 2022
Body: Researchers have improved human small intestinal organoids -- miniature versions of the small intestine. This will help them to better study the functioning of the small intestine during health and disease. Specifically, the researchers managed to develop organoids that contain mature Paneth cells, which were not present in the previous human small intestinal organoids.
August 22, 2022
Body: Scientists have identified a group of latent stem cells that respond to injury in the central nervous system of mice. If a similar type of cell exists in humans, they could offer a new therapeutic approach to treat brain and spinal cord injuries.
August 18, 2022
Body: Researchers have successfully engineered human immune cells to model an infection common among immunocompromised people in a breakthrough discovery, paving the way for new drug testing and treatments.
August 11, 2022
Body: DNA damage caused by factors such as ultraviolet radiation affect nearly three-quarters of all stem cell lines derived from human skin cells, say researchers, who argue that whole genome sequencing is essential for confirming if cell lines are usable.