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July 16, 2020



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Researchers 3D Print a Working Heart Pump With Real Human Cells

In a groundbreaking new study, researchers have 3D printed a functioning centimeter-scale human heart pump in the lab. The discovery could have major implications for studying heart disease, the ...

A Simpler Way to Make Sensory Hearing Cells

Scientists are whispering the secrets of a simpler way to generate the sensory cells of the inner ear. Their approach uses direct reprogramming to produce sensory cells known as 'hair cells,' due to ...

Putting 'Super' in Natural Killer Cells

Using induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs) and deleting a key gene, researchers have created natural killer cells -- a type of immune cell -- with measurably stronger activity against a form of ...

Researchers Restore Sight in Mice by Turning Skin Cells Into Light-Sensing Eye Cells

Researchers have discovered a technique for directly reprogramming skin cells into light-sensing rod photoreceptors used for vision, sidestepping the ...
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New Clues from Fruit Flies About the Critical Role of Sex Hormones in Stem Cell Control

In one of the first studies addressing the role of sex hormones' impact on stem cells in the gut, scientists outline new insights showing how a steroidal sex hormone, ecdysone, drastically ...

Epigenetics: What the Embryo Can Teach Us About Cell Reprogramming

Cell reprogramming provides an outstanding opportunity for the artificial generation of stem cells for regenerative medicine approaches in the clinic. As current cell reprogramming methods are low in ...

Nanoparticle for Overcoming Leukemia Treatment Resistance

One of the largest problems with cancer treatment is the development of resistance to anticancer therapies. A research team found that repurposing a commonly used chemotherapy drug using a ...

Primitive Stem Cells Point to New Bone Grafts for Stubborn-to-Heal Fractures

Although most broken bones can be mended with a firm cast and a generous measure of tender loving care, more complicated fractures require treatments like bone grafting. Researchers have now created ...

Stem Cell Treatments 'Go Deep' to Regenerate Sun-Damaged Skin

Some plastic surgeons have been using stem cells to treat aging, sun-damaged skin. But while they've been getting good results, it's been unclear exactly how these treatments work to ...

Image Analysis Technique Provides Better Understanding of Heart Cell Defects

Many patients with heart disease face limited treatment options. Fortunately, stem cell biology has enabled researchers to produce large numbers of cardiomyocytes, which may be used in drug screens ...

New Research Into Stem Cell Mutations Could Improve Regenerative Medicine

Research has given new insight into the cause of mutations in pluripotent stem cells and potential ways of stopping these mutations from ...

Little Skates Could Hold the Key to Cartilage Therapy in Humans

Unlike humans and other mammals, the skeletons of sharks, skates, and rays are made entirely of cartilage and they continue to grow that cartilage throughout adulthood. New research finds that adult ...

Scientists Show MRI Predicts the Efficacy of a Stem Cell Therapy for Brain Injury

Scientists have demonstrated the promise of applying magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to predict the efficacy of using human neural stem cells to treat a brain injury -- a first-ever ...

Scientists Create First Roadmap of Human Skeletal Muscle Development

Researchers have developed a first-of-its-kind roadmap of how human skeletal muscle develops, including the formation of muscle stem ...

More Selective Elimination of Leukemia Stem Cells and Blood Stem Cells

Hematopoietic stem cells from a healthy donor can help patients suffering from acute leukemia. However, the side effects of therapies are often severe. Researchers have now shown how human healthy ...

Accumulation of Gene Mutations in Chronic Graft-Versus-Host Disease

Mutations in white blood cells can contribute to abnormal immune profile after hematopoietic stem cell ...

Cellular Mechanism Involved in Krabbe Disease

Researchers determined which cells are involved in Krabbe disease and by which mechanism. They discovered that both myelin-forming cells, or Schwann cells, and macrophages require the GALC enzyme, ...

Beta Cells from Stem Cells: Potential for Cell Replacement Therapy

Researchers have developed an improved pluripotent stem cell differentiation protocol to generate beta cells in vitro with superior glucose response and insulin secretion -- a major step towards beta ...

Diabetes Reversed in Mice With Genetically Edited Stem Cells Derived from Patients

Researchers have used induced pluripotent stem cells produced from the skin of a patient with a rare, genetic form of insulin-dependent diabetes, transformed the stem cells into insulin-producing ...

Researchers Repurpose Classic Chemotherapy Drug to Overcome Cancer Therapy Resistance

Drug resistance is a major obstacle in cancer treatment -- leading to relapse for many patients. In a new study, researchers report on a promising new strategy to overcome drug resistance in ...

Stem Cells in Human Embryos Commit to Specialization Surprisingly Early

The point when human embryonic stem cells irreversibly commit to becoming specialized has been identified by ...

Review Assesses Stem Cell Therapy Potential for Treating Preeclampsia

A review of using stem cells to treat preeclampsia, a dangerous condition in pregnancy, indicates that mesenchymal stem/stromal cells (MSCs), or their secreted vesicles, have the potential to be used ...

COPD as a Lung Stem Cell Disease

Two stem cell researchers have found an abundance of abnormal stem cells in the lungs of patients who suffer from Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a leading cause of death worldwide. The ...

Crohn's Disease: Preserving Inflammation-Free Phases

Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disorder of the intestine that, in most cases, relapses episodically. As of now, there is no cure for this disease. A research group has discovered a ...

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