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

August 20, 2021

SANTA BARBARA, CA (US), August 2021 — Hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is the most common of all genetic heart diseases and is the leading cause of sudden cardiac death.

August 20, 2021

UTRECHT (NL), August 2021 — Cystic fibrosis (CF) is one of the most prevalent genetic diseases worldwide and has grave consequences for the patient. The mucus in the lungs, throat and intestines is sticky and thick, which causes blockages in organs.

August 16, 2021

LOS ANGELES, CA (US), August 2021 — Contrary to the popular song, the neck bone is actually connected to one of 22 separate head bones that make up the human skull.

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August 16, 2021

SAN DIEGO, CA (US), August 2021 — Hematopoietic stem cells – the precursors to blood cells – have been notoriously difficult to grow in a dish, a critical tool in basic research.

August 13, 2021

HOUSTON, TX (US), August 2021 — Although visible signs of aging are usually unmistakable, unraveling what triggers them has been quite a challenge.

August 13, 2021

UTRECHT (NL), August 2021 — In some children with acute myeloid leukemia (AML), cancer cells have the same amount of DNA changes as healthy blood stem cells.

August 13, 2021

BALTIMORE, MD (US), August 2021 — Corneal endothelial cells (CECs) are essential for corneal transparency and proper vision. Loss of CEC function due to corneal diseases or surgical trauma can lead to corneal swelling with severe visual impairment.

August 9, 2021

TORONTO (CA), August 2021 – Princess Margaret Cancer Centre researchers have made new findings that provide a broader understanding of how dormant hematopoietic stem cells are activated.

August 9, 2021

CAMBRIDGE (UK), August 2021 — The heart is one of the major organs damaged by infection with SARS-CoV-2, particularly the heart cells (cardiomyocytes), which contract and circulate blood.

August 5, 2021

SAN FRANCISCO, CA (US), August 2021 — To speed up a chemical reaction, a chemist might place the reactants over a Bunsen burner. Adding heat increases the degree of random movements and collisions of particles, accelerating the reaction.

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