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

October 26, 2020

Cambridge (UK), October 2020 — “Mini-lungs” grown from tissue donated to Cambridge hospitals have provided a team of scientists from South Korea and the United Kingdom with important insights into how COVID-19 damages the lungs.

October 26, 2020

DURHAM, NC (US), October 2020 — A team of Duke University researchers has developed a lab-grown living lung model that mimics the tiny air sacs of the lungs where coronavirus infection and serious lung damage take place.

October 26, 2020

BOSTON, MA (US), October 2020 — For the first time, researchers have successfully created airway basal stem cells in vitro from induced pluripotent stem cells by reprogramming blood cells taken from patients.

October 22, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN (US), October 2020  - Vanderbilt University researchers have reported the counterintuitive discovery that certain chemotherapeutic agents used to treat tumors can have the opposite effect of tissue overgro

October 22, 2020

CAMBRIDGE, MA (US), October 2020 - The closer people are physically to one another, the higher the chance for exchange of things like ideas, information and even infection.

October 19, 2020

KUMAMOTO (JP), October 2020 - While building a muscle damage model in a cultured system, a research collaboration between Kumamoto University (KU) and Nagasaki University in Japan has found that components leaking from broken muscle fibers activate "satellite” muscle stem cells.

October 19, 2020

KUMAMOTO (JP), October 2020 -  Researchers at Kumamoto University, Japan generated mice lacking the estrogen receptor beta (ERβ) gene, both fiber-specific and muscle stem cell-specific, which resulted in abnormalities in the growth and regeneration of s

October 15, 2020

KYOTO (JP), October 2020 — Terahertz light pulses change gene expression in stem cells, report researchers from Kyoto University's Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences (iCeMS) and Tokai University in Japan in Optics Letters.

October 15, 2020

COLOGNE (DE), October 2020 — A team of researchers from Cologne and Helsinki has discovered a mechanism that prevents hair loss: hair follicle stem cells, essential for hair to regrow, can prolong their life by switching their metabolic state in response to low oxy

October 12, 2020

POHANG (KR), October 2020 — Stem cells are cell factories that constantly divide themselves to create new cells. Implanting stem cells in damaged organs can regenerate new tissues.

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