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New insight into stem cell development

The world has great expectations that stem cell research one day will revolutionize medicine. But in order to exploit the potential of stem cells, we need to understand how their development is regulated. Now researchers ...

dateMay 22, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Conversion from bad fat to good fat

Scientists from ETH Zurich in Switzerland have shown for the first time that brown and white fat cells in a living organism can be converted from one cell type to the other. Their work, using mice as a model organism, provides ...

dateApr 28, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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Slimming aid from the cell laboratory?

Love handles, muffin tops and stomach tires - white fat tissue forms the typical curves in the notorious problem areas to store energy. Exactly the opposite happens in brown fat tissue: Instead of being stored, energy gets ...

dateMay 07, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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