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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine.

March 9, 2020

STOCKHOLM (SE), March 2020 — Researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden have analyzed all cell types in the human ovary and found that the hotly debated so-called egg stem cells do not exist.

March 6, 2020

LEUVEN (BE), March 2020 — In the event of a bone fracture, fatty acids in our blood signal to stem cells that they have to develop into bone-forming cells. If there are no blood vessels nearby, the stem cells end up forming cartilage.

March 6, 2020

STOCKHOLM (SE), March 2020 — Our skin protects us from physical injury, radiation and microbes, and at the same time produces hair and facilitates perspiration. Details of how skin cells manage such disparate tasks have so far remained elusive.

March 2, 2020

MADISON, WI (US), March 2020 Parkinson’s disease researchers have used gene-editing tools to introduce the disorder’s most common genetic mutation into marmoset monkey stem cells and to successfully tamp down cellular chemistry that often goes awry in Parkinson

March 2, 2020

RALEIGH, NC (US), March 2020 — A new study from North Carolina State University shows that lung stem cell secretions – specifically exosomes and secretomes – delivered via nebulizer can help repair lung injuries due to multiple types of pulmonary fibrosis in mice and rats.

February 28, 2020

LONDON (UK), February 2020 — Early-stage research in rats, by a group of scientists led by Imperial College London, revealed two existing medications that can boost the body's own repair machinery by triggering the release of stem cells from the bone marrow.

February 26, 2020

UTRECHT (NL), February 2020 — Whereas the CRISPR-Cas technology developed in 2012 cuts out a defect in a gene and replaces it with a new piece, the latest CRISPR technology works differently. The aim is to repair the error in the DNA without cutting it.

February 26, 2020

BOSTON, MA (US), February 2020 — Deep within the lining of the human intestine lies the source of the organ’s ability to renew itself and recover from damage.

February 24, 2020

PORTO ALEGRE (BR), February 2020 — Medulloblastoma, the most common brain cancer in children, may arise from biological abnormalities in neural stem cells or neuronal precursors during embryonic development.

February 24, 2020

RIO DE JANEIRO (BR), February 2020 — Astrocytes are neural cells with many important functions in the nervous system. The inflammation of these cells occurs in brain infections and neurodegenerative disorders, a process called astrogliosis.

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