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iPSCs - Quick Stepping Towards the Clinic?

A new strategy to create patient specific induced pluripotent stem cells brings these cells closer to application in the clinic.

Boosting ESC Differentiation: Choose Your Expansion Medium Wisely

Researchers find that altering human ESC expansion medium can alter subsequent differentiation potential in a reversible manner

Could NG2 Provide a Break Through for Spinal Cord Injury?

Nerve glial antigen 2 expressing neural cells-derived from ESCs may allow for delayed spinal cord regeneration through the penetration of the protective glial scar

Rebuilding a Broken Heart with ESC-derived Purkinje cells

For the first time, researchers have demonstrated the differentiation of specialized heart cells which help to keep the heart beating in a normal fashion

Understanding the Intricacies of ESC Signaling

Researchers investigating signaling pathways which control pluripotency highlight newly found interactions and redundancies in mouse embryonic stem cells

Dental Stem Cells: An Intriguing Treatment for Corneal Blindness?

Researchers show that stem cells extracted from teeth may be useful in the treatment of blindness.

How do we Test for Immunogenicity of Human iPSC-Derived Cells?

Researchers demonstrate that currently used systems assessments of human iPSC immunogenicity are not sufficient.

Creating Tolerance for Human Embryonic Stem Cell Graft Derivatives

Short term T-cell mediated immune response blockade promotes the functionality of hESC-derivative grafts in immune-competent mice.

Simple Substrates Aid Stem Cell Differentiation

Cheap and simple growth substrates are discovered to aid differentiation of stem cells as compared to more complex and expensive alternatives

Quick and Easy Recipe for Mature Neurons from iPSCs

A quick and easy differentiation protocol for neural stem cells and their derivatives from human induced pluripotent stem cells


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