COLLEGE STATION, TX (US), February 2020 — Baby diapers, contact lenses and gelatin dessert. While seemingly unrelated, these items have one thing in common — they’re made of highly absorbent substances called hydrogels that have versatile applications.
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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine.
YORK (UK), February 2020 — New research has deciphered how rogue communications in blood stem cells can cause leukemia. The discovery could pave the way for new, targeted medical treatments that block this process.
HOKKAIDO (JP), February 2020 — Scientists suggest a new strategy that uses induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) to regulate immune reaction to transplanted tissues.
FREIBURG (DE), February 2020 — Neural stem and progenitor cells (NSPCs), from the so-called subventricular zone (SVZ), can help to repair a brain damaged by central nervous system disorders.
GRONINGEN (NL), February 2020 — Scientists at the University of Groningen and the University Medical Center Groningen used molecular motors to manipulate the protein matrix on which bone marrow-derived mesenchymal stem cells are grown.
LA JOLLA, CA (US), February 2020 —Researchers at the Salk Institute have discovered a unique pattern of DNA damage that arises in brain cells derived from individuals with a macrocephalic form of autism spectrum disorder (ASD).
TEMPE, AZ (US), February 2020 — During the past decade, the gene editing tool CRISPR has transformed biology and opened up hopeful avenues to correct deadly inherited diseases.
UTRECHT (NL), January 2020 — Researchers have developed a method to grow snake venom gland cells as organoids. These lab-grown mini glands produce and secrete active toxins found in snake venom.
CAMBRIDGE, MA (US), January 2020 — When Marie Antoinette was captured during the French Revolution, her hair reportedly turned white overnight.
SYDNEY (AU), January 2020 — Researchers at the University of Sydney have used human stem cells to make pain-killing neurons that provide lasting relief in mice, without side effects, in a single treatment.