News tagged with cell lineages

Feedback loop maintains basal cell population

Notch โ€“ the protein that can help determine cell fate โ€“ maintains a stable population of basal cells in the prostate through a positive feedback loop system with another key protein โ€“ TGF beta (transforming growth factor ...

Nov 01, 2012
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Lineage trees reveal cells' histories

In recent years, a number of controversial claims have been made about the female mammal's egg supply – that it is renewed over her adult lifetime (as opposed to the conventional understanding that she is born with all ...

Feb 23, 2012
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Scientists offer way to address 'age-old' questions

Scientists have devised a method to measure the impact of age on the growth rates of cellular populations, a development that offers new ways to understand and model the growth of bacteria, and could provide new insights ...

Sep 07, 2011
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