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May 6, 2019
Body: Neurodegenerative diseases like multiple sclerosis (MS) affect millions of people worldwide and occur when parts of the nervous system lose function over time. Researchers have discovered that a type of skin-related stem cell could be used to help regenerate myelin sheaths, a vital part of the nervous system linked to neurodegenerative disorders.
May 6, 2019
Body: How do bones heal, and how could they heal better? The answer to these questions may lie in a newly discovered population of 'messenger' cells, according to a recent study.
May 2, 2019
Body: Researchers have found a way to transform skin cells into the three major stem cell types that comprise early-stage embryos. The work (in mouse cells) has significant implications for modeling embryonic disease and placental dysfunctions, as well as paving the way to create whole embryos from skin cells.
May 2, 2019
Body: Induced pluripotent stem cells can turn into any type of cell in the body or remain in their original form. In a new study, scientists describe how cells 'decide' which of these two directions to take.
April 25, 2019
Body: New findings about an aggressive form of leukemia could aid the development of novel drugs to treat the condition.
April 25, 2019
Body: A simple injection that can help regrow damaged tissue has long been the dream of physicians and patients alike. A new study moves that dream closer to reality with a device that makes encapsulating cells much faster, cheaper and more effective.
April 24, 2019
Body: A subset of the stem cells in hair follicles have the potential to regenerate the coating that insulates neurons in mice, report scientists.
April 24, 2019
Body: Researchers in Japan have demonstrated preserving frozen animal cells without a cryoprotectant agent, relying instead on ultrarapid cooling.
April 23, 2019
Body: Scientists have invented a new technology that could lead to the development of a new generation of smart surgical glues and dressings for chronic wounds. The new method involves re-engineering the membranes of stem cells to effectively 'weld' the cells together.
April 17, 2019
Body: An international collaboration has found for the first time that two new epigenetic regulators, TAF5L and TAF6L, maintain self-renewal of embryonic stem cells. The scientists also found that these proteins activate c-Myc (a well-known cancer gene), and its regulatory network. This is the first time scientists have been able to show what these regulators do and how they control gene expression.

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