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

August 24, 2020

TOKYO (JP), August 2020 — Intestinal stem cells keep a fine balance between two potential forms: remaining as stem cells or developing into intestinal epithelial cells.

August 24, 2020

CALGARY, AB (CN), August 2020 — People who suffer severe burns or extensive skin injuries are often left to live with extreme scarring, disfigurement and skin that feels chronically tight and itchy.

August 21, 2020

SINGAPORE, August 2020 — All humans start out from a single cell, which then divides to eventually form the embryo. Depending on the signals sent by their adjacent cells, these divided cells are then developed or differentiated into specific tissues or organs.

August 21, 2020

VLADIVOSTOK (RU), August 2020 — Scientists have developed implantable hydrogels based on plant polysaccharides (pectins) that can play the role of an artificial extracellular matrix, a special network of molecules that fills the space between body cells.

August 18, 2020

TOKYO (JP), August 2020 — Diabetes seldom occurs in newborns — a condition known as neonatal diabetes. But when it does, it's mostly due to a mutation in a single gene such as the KCNJ11 or insulin (INS).

August 17, 2020

FLANDERS (BE), August 2020 — Our brains are made up of billions of incredibly diverse neurons. They first arise in the developing brain when stem cells stop self-renewing and differentiate into a particular type of neuron.

August 14, 2020

BARCELONA (ES), August 2020 — Just one in 2,000 bone marrow cells are hematopoietic stem cells (HSC), but these are the source of the 10 billion blood cells humans make every day.

August 13, 2020

OKAYAMA, (JP), August 2020 — Today’s lifestyle brings us in contact with multiple chemicals daily: in packaged food, cosmetics, construction materials, aerosols and so on.

August 11, 2020

MATSUMOTO (JP), August 2020 - Stem cells are studied around the world with the hope of reviving damaged body parts unable to regenerate themselves ¾ including the cardiac muscle injured during a heart attack.

August 10, 2020

SAN DIEGO, CA (US), August 2020 - Using stem cells to restore lost functions due to spinal cord injury (SCI) has long been an ambition of scientists and doctors.