Archive: 7/08/2008

A positive-feedback system ensures that cells divide

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the life of every cell, there’s a point of no return. Once it enters the cell cycle and passes a checkpoint known as “Start,” a cell will follow the steps it needs to divide — no matter what changes ...

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Scientists create 20 disease-specific stem cell lines

(PhysOrg.com) -- Harvard Stem Cell Institute researcher George Q. Daley, associate director of the Stem Cell Program at Children's Hospital Boston, has with HSCI colleagues Chad Cowan and Konrad Hochedlinger of Massachusetts ...

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Putting microRNAs on the stem cell map

Embryonic stem cells are always facing a choice—either to self-renew or begin morphing into another type of cell altogether. It's a tricky choice, governed by complex gene regulatory circuitry driven by a handful of key ...

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