TOKYO (JP), October 2019 — Pluripotent stem cells are specialized cells that can become almost any type of cell or tissue in the body. Because of this potential, they are often used in research to study disease.
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LA JOLLA, CA (US), October 2019 — Although graduating from school, a first job and marriage can be important events in life, some of the most significant events happen far earlier: in the first few days after a sperm fertilizes an egg and the cell begins to divide.
LONDON (UK), October 2019 — In what is believed to be a world-first, researchers have identified the conditions required to generate pluripotent stem cells from domestic cats, a finding which could have significant benefits for feline and human health.
LA JOLLA, CA (US), October 2019 — Gene therapy has broadened the treatment possibilities for those with immune system deficiencies and blood-based conditions, such as sickle cell anemia and leukemia.
HOUSTON, TX (US), October 2019 — During embryonic development, the entire nervous system, the skin and the sensory organs emerge from a single sheet of cells known as the ectoderm.
LOS ANGELES, CA (US), October 2019 — University of Southern California researchers have successfully grown human, testosterone-producing cells in the lab, paving the way to someday treat low testosterone with personalized replacement cells.
SINGAPORE, October 2019 — Liver cancer is the second leading cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide. The most common primary liver cancer in adults is known as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and accounts for approximately 780,000 deaths every year.
SANTA CRUZ, CA (US), October 2019 — Researchers at University of California-Santa Cruz have demonstrated a new, rapid method to obtain donor stem cells for bone marrow transplants using a combination of Viagra and a second drug called Plerixafor.
NEWCASTLE (UK), October 2019 — In a world first, scientists have created the human developmental liver cell atlas that provides crucial insights into how the blood and immune systems develop in the fetus.
MADRID (ES), October 2019 — Investigation of biological mechanisms in urothelial tissue — one of the three types of tissue that make up the urinary system — has always been very limited due to the lack of technologies that allow working with stable and long-term populations of th