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

December 18, 2017 | Cancer Stem Cells

A new study suggests that dedifferentiated mature melanocytes represent the cell of origin for melanoma, and not stem cells as previously thought

December 18, 2017 | Neural Stem Cells

A new study indicates that insulin controls adult neural stem cell proliferation and differentiation via the activities of cyclin-dependent kinase 4

December 11, 2017 | Technology

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

December 11, 2017 | Mesenchymal Stem Cells

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

November 20, 2017 | Endometrial Stem Cells

A new mouse study demonstrates how intravenous endometrial regenerative cell-treatment could improve tolerance of transplants via the expression of SDF-1

November 20, 2017 | ESCs/iPSCs

A new study delineates the role of the tumor-related transcription factor Gabpa in the pluripotency network of mouse embryonic stem cells

November 12, 2017 | ESCs/iPSCs

A new study employs patient samples to develop a new induced pluripotent stem cell model of the dry form of age-related macular degeneration, a common cause of blindness

November 12, 2017 | Embryo Development

A new study employs CRISPR/Cas9 gene-editing to uncover differing developmental roles for the OCT4 pluripotency gene in human and mouse early embryos

November 6, 2017 | ESCs/iPSCs

Researchers have improved the differentiation of RGCs by creating a new and improved reporter human ESC line generated via CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing 

November 6, 2017 | Mesenchymal Stem Cells

Researchers studying microenvironmental influences on cell mechanics highlight a link between changes in cell volume and the differentiation potential of mesenchymal stem cells