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New technology to study stem cells

Scientists at UMass Medical School have developed a new technology for manipulating gene expression in human pluripotent stem cells (hPSC). Published in the journal...

Neuron regeneration may help sufferers of brain injury, Alzheimer’s disease

Researchers at Penn State have developed an innovative technology to regenerate functional neurons after brain injury and also in model systems used for research...

Adult stem cells found to suppress cancer while dormant

Researchers at UCLA's Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regenerative Medicine and Stem Cell Research have discovered a mechanism by which certain adult stem...

Activating Pathway Could Restart Hair Growth in Dormant Hair Follicles

A pathway known for its role in regulating adult stem cells has been shown to be important for hair follicle proliferation, but contrary to...

Prostate cancer stem cells are a moving target, evolve

UCLA researchers have discovered how prostate cancer stem cells evolve as the disease progresses, a finding that could help point the way to more...

Researchers unlock a new means of growing intestinal stem cells

Researchers at MIT and Brigham and Women’s Hospital have shown that they can grow unlimited quantities of intestinal stem cells, then stimulate them to...

Why Blood Stem Cells Live So Long

The blood stem cells that live in bone marrow are at the top of a complex family tree. Such stem cells split and divide...

Rare disease yields clues about broader brain pathology

Alexander disease is a devastating brain disease that almost nobody has heard of — unless someone in the family is afflicted with it. Alexander...

Study reveals a protein that keeps people organized

Most people think that their planners or iPhones keep them organized, when proteins such as liver kinase b1 (Lkb1) actually have a lot more...

New Stem Cells Go Back Further

One of the obstacles to employing human embryonic stem cells for medical use lies in their very promise: They are born to rapidly differentiate...

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