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).
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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine.
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.
ANN ARBOR, MI (US), January 2020 — How do a couple of universally expressed proteins in stem cells and developing embryos influence an individual cell's ultimate fate — whether it ultimately becomes, for example, a retinal cell, a heart muscle cell or a stomach lining cell?
AURORA, CO (US), January 2020 — A massive research effort over more than a quarter century has tried to make personalized blood stem cells for use in treating leukemias, among many other uses.
BERLIN (DE), January 2020 — The Gouti lab from the Max Delbrück Center for Molecular Medicine in the Helmholtz Association (MDC) has developed functional neuromuscular organoids (NMOs) that self-organize into spinal cord neurons and muscle tissue.
TELTOW (DE), January 2020 — For decades, researchers have been learning how to steer stem cells’ differentiation process by changing their environment. The knowledge acquired is already being used in tissue engineering.
Cambridge, MA (US), January 2020 — More than 20 years ago, the lab of developmental biologist Olivier Pourquié, Ph.D., discovered a sort of cellular clock in chicken embryos where each “t