TOKYO (JP), August 2020 — A joint research team from the National Institute for Basic Biology (NIBB) in Japan, Huazhong Agricultural University in China and the Czech Academy of Sciences in the Czech Republic has discovered that DNA damage causes cells to reprogram themselv
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Coverage of the latest news and updates from the field of stem cells and regenerative medicine.
LA JOLLA, CA (US), August 2020 — Neutrophils are the warriors of the immune system. They are always ready to spring to action to help heal injuries or fight off disease. Unless, that is, something goes wrong in their developmental process.
LA JOLLA, CA (US), August 2020 — Scientists have made a major advance in the pursuit of a safe and effective treatment for type 1 diabetes, an illness that impacts an estimated 1.6 million Americans with a cost of $14.4 billion annually.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.