In adult mammals, neural stem cells proliferate in the brain's subventricular zone and hippocampal dentate gyrus, a part of the brain believed to play a critical role in memory development.
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Cal-1 works to block CCR5, a protein that plays a critical role in enabling HIV to infect cells. Blocking it may provide the cells a protective shield against HIV, which in turn would help retain immune system functionality.
The finding offers the potential that these stem cells could somehow be turned back on, resulting in a new form of treatment for this aggressive disease.
That was just one of several questions on Collins’ reading likes and dislikes in a revealing interview with the New York Times Sunday Book Review.
The goal of the Alpha Stem Cell Clinics Network is to support and accelerate clinical trials for programs funded by the agency, as well as those developed elsewhere by academic researchers, clinicians and pharmaceutical companies.
Pia Cosma, Ph.D., is head of the center’s reprogramming and regeneration group and Catalan Institution for Research and Advanced Studies (ICREA) research professor.
The research team, led by Eri Hashino, Ph.D., professor of otolaryngology at the IU School of Medicine, reported that by using a three-dimensional cell culture method they were able to coax stem cells to develop into inner-ear sensory epithelia — containing hair cells, supporting cells and neuron
The epigenetics researchers at the Babraham Institute identified the biological process that leads to global loss of the genome’s methylation memory when cells are reprogrammed at fertilization to the so-called “ground-state” development.
According to Reviva’s scientific director, Dr. Norman Makdissi, Reviva will be the only medical facility in the Middle East equipped to collect, process, preserve and transplant stem cells from four different tissue sources in patients from Lebanon and abroad.
The Forbes article, by medical reporter Larry Husten, discusses a paper published in the International Journal of Cardiology in which Darrel Francis, of the National Heart and Lung Institute, Imperial College London, UK, and several colleagues scrutinize 48 papers from the resea