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The life story of stem cells

Stem cells ensure the regeneration and maintenance of the body's tissues. Diseases like cancer can arise if they spiral out of control. In collaboration with doctors from Aachen University Hospital, scientists from the Max ...

dateNov 09, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Why some genes are highly expressed

The DNA in our cells is folded into millions of small packets, like beads on a string, allowing our two-meter linear DNA genomes to fit into a nucleus of only about 0.01 mm in diameter. However, these molecular beads, called ...

dateNov 05, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Controls of specialization unraveled

Two phases of the cell cycle of human embryonic stem cells have been shown, for the first time, to actively employ pathways that maintain pluripotency—the potential to develop into almost any type of cell in the body.

dateNov 04, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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